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Lives in Nutshells: 5. Well-named

"New Rangers, eh?" the innkeep grunted. They shrugged, and the man sighed, handing one of them a key, saying: "All right, my fine young Strider, just don't bother my girls."

Once out of earshot, Aragorn muttered, "Why must I be 'Strider'?"

"Because you are?" Halbarad quipped, then oofed! as Aragorn elbowed him.

"Traitor," Aragorn growled, as a pair of chambermaids appeared. The Rangers stood aside, Halbarad bowing as they passed. The lasses smiled, hurrying away, but their whispers carried and Halbarad paled to hear:

"Well one's mannerly! Leggy lad, though—a very heron!"

Aragorn said naught; his grin told all.




And because it just can't end that way, later that night...

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Last Update: 16 Sep 08
Stories: 8
Type: Reader List
Created By: Azalais


Slash is one of my indulgent pleasures - reading, I've never attempted to write it! - but so many M/E slash pairings are fraught with unlikelihood. The upside of that is that for me an author has to work really hard to make many pairings convincing - which means that some of the best slash is just brilliant writing. A list of fics that slash, with care.

Why This Story?

For Chapter 9, New Day Dawning. Dwim finally succumbed to the temptation to write requited Aragorn/Halbarad slash; the result is short and (bitter)sweet.

 

Story Information

Author: Dwimordene

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 04/03/07

Original Post: 04/03/07

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