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Comfort in a Moment of Grief - by Larner

Author: Larner
Title: Comfort in a Moment of Grief
Rating: G
Theme: Lost and Found
Elements: Contentment
Author's Notes: For Fiondil and Linda Hoyland, just because.
Summary: It has been too long a day for Aragorn, and one that brought him a terrible grief--and a new joy.
Word Count: 100



Comfort in a Moment of Grief

As Aragorn fell exhausted upon the cot set for him in the tent raised upon the Pelennor, he felt again the pain of loss engendered by Halbarad’s death. His first friend among his own people, his almost-brother, was lost, having made himself a target by insisting on carrying Aragorn’s banner in the battle!

“Grieve not for me, you great silly!” he seemed to hear murmured into his ear. “Think on what you have found! You’ll never be alone.”

Remembering the amazed worship he’d seen in Faramir’s eyes as the young Man awoke from near-death, Aragorn again knew contentment, and slept.

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engarian
Nov. 16th, 2013 11:36 am (UTC)
A lovely reminder that life goes on.

- Erulisse (one L)
blslarner
Nov. 16th, 2013 01:21 pm (UTC)
How hard it must have been to lose his long-time friend among the Dunedain of the north. But at least he now has a new friend from among the Rangers of Gondor, and the son of one who'd thought of him as a terrible rival! Thanks so, Erulisse!
dreamflower02
Nov. 16th, 2013 01:36 pm (UTC)
Losing Halbarad must have been a hard blow to Aragorn's heart--but finding friendship in Faramir must have been a great comfort.

I'd never thought to make the connection before this!
blslarner
Dec. 11th, 2013 05:17 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it, Dreamflower. Yes, on the same day he lost one steward and found another, and came to know love and respect from both.

Thanks so!
shirebound
Nov. 16th, 2013 03:21 pm (UTC)
What a sweet and comforting memory for him.
blslarner
Dec. 11th, 2013 05:18 am (UTC)
I so agree, Shirebound. Thanks so!
rs9
Nov. 16th, 2013 05:38 pm (UTC)
Beautiful.
blslarner
Dec. 11th, 2013 05:18 am (UTC)
Thank you so, RS9!
lindahoyland
Nov. 16th, 2013 08:58 pm (UTC)
This was just beautiful. Thank you so much.
blslarner
Dec. 11th, 2013 05:18 am (UTC)
Again, you are so very welcome. Am so glad that you like it!
babschwi53
Nov. 16th, 2013 09:38 pm (UTC)
So much said in so few words - I truly envy you writers, who cast such amazing emotions in us readers!
blslarner
Dec. 11th, 2013 05:19 am (UTC)
That is one of the greatest compliments that we can receive--that we have managed to touch your emotions. Thank you so!
mikononyte
Nov. 16th, 2013 11:13 pm (UTC)
Which just goes to show that Life is a Circle. I love the moment of sorrow transforming into the moment of contentment. Well done!
blslarner
Dec. 11th, 2013 05:20 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, the Wheel of Life so often gives even as it takes away. And thank you so, Mikonyte!
rhymer23
Nov. 17th, 2013 05:46 pm (UTC)
Ah, that's lovely. It says such a lot, in such a few words.
blslarner
Dec. 11th, 2013 05:21 am (UTC)
It's always a challenge to do a fixed-length ficlet, I've found. I'm so glad that this one not only fit the limits imposed by the challenge but still managed to communicate what I'd wanted it to say! Thanks so, Rhymer!
nautika3
Nov. 18th, 2013 03:54 am (UTC)
A true example of bittersweet!
blslarner
Dec. 11th, 2013 05:22 am (UTC)
Yes, and am so glad it managed to achieve the effect I'd intended. Thanks so, Nautika!
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