To Labour and to Wait

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" ... it seemed to the eyes of Legolas that a white flame flickered on the brows of Aragorn like a shining crown." The Two Towers Aragorn had hidden in the shadows and used other names all his life, and yet he claimed his heritage openly before Éomer that morning on the plains of Rohan. Had something happened during the long watches of the night before?
 

 

Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 To Labour and to Wait 10,006 1 12 Jun 06
Appx. Word Count 10,006 1  
 

 

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To Labour and to Wait

RS - 14 Jun 06 - 9:08 AM

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A wonderful read. A fusion of the present and past memories that leads to Aragorn's determination to fulfill his destiny. A journey through Aragorn's toil,  full of painful longing and yearning to achieve his (and his love's) one dream.  Very emotional. Beautiful!

To Labour and to Wait

Gwynnyd - 14 Jun 06 - 10:17 AM

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Thank you!

I never subscribed to the movie!verse fiction that Aragorn didn't want the responsibility of rule. But for him to stand up, whip out his sword and declare his lineage seemed uncharacteristically forthright for someone who had 'hidden in shadows' all his life. That and the 'flickering flame on his brow' seemed to point out that something had happened the night before.

I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Gwynnyd

To Labour and to Wait

Alchemist - 01 Feb 07 - 3:04 PM

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Wonderful characterization. I loved it. It is so realistic, I can feel exactly what Aragorn feels and the weight of responsibility.

Well-written and bittersweet.

To Labour and to Wait

Alchemist - 01 Feb 07 - 3:04 PM

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Wonderful characterization. I loved it. It is so realistic, I can feel exactly what Aragorn feels and the weight of responsibility.

Well-written and bittersweet.


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Story Information

Author: Gwynnyd

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/12/06

Original Post: 05/26/06

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