Man of Many Faces: 5. Alone at the Feast

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5. Alone at the Feast

"You have a fine boy!"

The celebrations had begun as soon as the midwife announced the glad tidings. Wine flowed freely while an ox was killed and roasted, so that all might share the new father's joy.

An old man struck up a tune on a fiddle and couples began to dance.

"Come, Aragorn! " cried Halbarad seeing the Chieftain stood apart. "You joined us in wedlock, now you must be amongst the first to meet my son!"

Aragorn forced a smile, not wishing to dampen his friend's joy. Would his heart's desire ever be granted, that he too might rejoice?

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: Linda Hoyland

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/19/09

Original Post: 05/01/09

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