A Deck of Heroes: 8. 8 - The Lovers

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8. 8 - The Lovers

The Lovers

                I watched Faramir with the Lady Éowyn when first we arrived in the White City, and felt a stab of envy.  It is worse now when I watch Aragorn with his bride.  I remember seeing the Lady Arwen within Rivendell, and realizing that this was a vision of loveliness such as I'd never seen before.  I even saw Aragorn standing beside her and her father, dressed in Elven armor, there in the Hall of Fire--if that was not a dream brought on by Bilbo's poem.  I did not realize then that he loved her, and she him.  Not until she arrived from Rivendell with her father and her grandparents, her brothers returning at her side, did I realize that it was she for whom Aragorn had been waiting, and that the two of them were to be wed.

                There is no question that they love one another, whether or not they touch--not now, here where they are reunited, where they have just been married to one another.  Each glance that causes their faces to shine in quiet joy, each smile shared--these tell the tale clearly enough.

                To have such glances cast my way, or to share such smiles with one such as the Lady Arwen----

                Ah, but my heart bleeds for such bliss, even as I rejoice that this, my beloved friend, knows what I can not.


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: Larner

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/13/11

Original Post: 12/06/09

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