Collection of Drabbles, A: 7. Foreign Customs

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7. Foreign Customs

She gasped and lurched to her feet, clutching her belly as the babe kicked. Then she felt a rush of wetness as the birth-waters came forth, darkening her forest green skirts until they appeared almost black.

She called for Aragorn, and he came to her side as one of her ladies hurried to fetch the midwife. He held her close, whispering words of comfort as she turned to rest her head against his shoulder.

Aragorn would remain with her throughout, despite the midwife's disapproval. He would give of his strength, and together they would bring their babe into the world.


A drabble for the Tolkien Weekly 'water' challenge.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Elvenesse

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Other

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/25/05

Original Post: 03/11/04

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