Aragorn's Moment

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WINNER 2007 MEFA Award!
In FotR, we read:

“Their farewells had been said in the great hall by the fire, and they were only waiting now for Gandalf, ... Bilbo huddled in a cloak stood silent on the doorstep beside Frodo. Aragorn sat with his head bowed to his knees; only Elrond knew fully what this hour meant to him.”

What did Tolkien mean by that line? What did that hour, that moment mean to Aragorn? What was going through his head? What did Elrond know that no other did?

This vignette is my interpretation of the moment.

As always, my thanks goes to beta-extraordinaire Thundera Tiger. She was vital to this story even being written, not to mention its quality. She is priceless!


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Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Aragorn's Moment 820 3 09 Sep 07
Appx. Word Count 820 3  



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Aragorn's Moment

DKP - 25 Jan 07 - 10:55 PM

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This vignette is both beautiful and heartbreaking. You did a wonderful job of revealing Aragorn's possible thoughts during that scene in FotR - very believable speculation and fitting the Aragorn I adore, too. There are so many phrases that I just loved. Great writing, and thank you for sharing it.


Aragorn's Moment

docmon - 26 Jan 07 - 7:31 PM

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Thank you, Denise! What a wonderful review. I'm glad you found my speculation believable - it is just speculation, after all. I had very little to go on.

Thanks again!

Aragorn's Moment

docmon - 30 Jan 07 - 5:52 PM

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Thank you! That's a wonderful compliment. I am so glad you found the vignette befitting Aragorn's character.

Aragorn's Moment

Gwynnyd - 31 Jan 07 - 3:53 PM

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Awww.... that's wonderful. 

JRRT certainly put the poor man through the wringer, didn't he?   I was playing with an idea, and worked out Aragorn's movements, as far as we know them, in the summer of 3018.  I had not previously put the clues together, and I finally noticed that Aragorn was told about Frodo and the Ring in May when he met Gandalf at Sarn Ford. He had the whole summer to worry about what it would mean for the future. The 'hopeful fatalism' you give him here, seems just right to me.


Aragorn's Moment

docmon - 03 Feb 07 - 6:46 PM

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Thank you, Gwynnyd! He did go through the ringer, though it's not realized sometimes. 'Hopeful fatalism,' huh? That's a new term for it! But I'm glad you like it!


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Author: docmon

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/10/08

Original Post: 01/24/07

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