28. untitled (Eldarion)
Aragorn caught Arwen's glance as they watched Eldarion at sword practice. He treats this as a game. Yet how can it be otherwise in these days of peace?
"Real battle is not a practice match with a friend. He'll learn soon enough."
Eldarion quickly defeated his opponent, then laughingly helped him stand up again.
"He needs better opponents," Arwen said. "Perhaps…"
"No," Aragorn said, "He would expect your brothers or Glorfindel to win. I'll find him some wily old sergeant to spar with."
"Age and cunning?" Arwen asked, smiling.
"And the lesson to not underestimate an opponent by his looks."
Written for RS's birthday, April 2011 - the prompt 'how Aragorn handles the after-effects of war'.
'Peace' probably counts as an after-effect of war ;-)
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