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Summer Memories - Linda Hoyland


Author: Linda Hoyland

Title: Summer Memories
Rating: G
Theme: Fixed Length Ficlets
Elements: Some Like It Hot
Word Count: 101

Summary: In the midst of a heat wave, Aragorn remembers the past. 

 

Much as Aragorn loved Gondor, the balmier climes of the South often oppressed him. 

In the North it was rarely as hot as this. He recalled fondly those rare days when it was warm enough to swim in the river, icily refreshing even at the height of summer.

 A king, though, could hardly doff his royal robes and plunge into the Anduin as the fancy took him.

 Now though, he had servants to fan his brow, bring him cool bathing water, and exotic juices to quench his thirst.

 Yet sometimes Aragorn yearned still to splash gleefully in the Bruinen’s chill waters.

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dreamflower02
Jul. 23rd, 2009 12:48 pm (UTC)
Aww...yes, just as I imagined for the hobbits, I could see the Northerners finding the heat in the South as being very oppressive. Poor Aragorn, having to protect his kingly dignity!
lindahoyland
Jul. 24th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
I feel sorry for both Aragorn and the Hobbits in Gondor's climate!
shirebound
Jul. 23rd, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
I like that. I'm sure it was just like this for him!
lindahoyland
Jul. 24th, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)
Thank you. I think so too.
addie71
Jul. 23rd, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
I've often thought that after years of living in Rivendell and the wild, Aragorn would find the life of a king a very hard adjustment.
lindahoyland
Jul. 24th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
Yes, I have always felt that.
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lindahoyland
Jul. 24th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
I feel sorry for him too.
foxrafer
Jul. 23rd, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
This feels so right for Aragorn. A little uncomfortable, missing less restrictive times.
lindahoyland
Jul. 24th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
Thank you, I'm pleased you feel this 'is' Aragorn.
meneleth
Jul. 23rd, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
Perhaps the King can decree that "for these hours this portion of the Anduin will be off limits to all", and then he and his Queen can go skinny-dipping... Or better yet, have a private pool cordoned off somewhere. There must be *some* perks to the throne!
lindahoyland
Jul. 24th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
That would be a great idea maybe for a future story!
virtuella
Jul. 23rd, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
I can so sympathize with this! I'm mightily glad I've escaped the oppressive German summers.
lindahoyland
Jul. 24th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
I can't stand hot summers either so my sympathies are with Aragorn too.
rhapsody11
Jul. 23rd, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
He has all he wants... but no longer the simple pleasures in life. Perhaps he can sneak out during the night? ;)
lindahoyland
Jul. 24th, 2009 12:25 am (UTC)
That would be a good idea.As a former Ranger, I'm sure he does sometimes!
nancylea57
Jul. 23rd, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
heat is the worse, you can add extra layers all winter long; you can only shed so many layers before people start to notice.
lindahoyland
Jul. 24th, 2009 12:26 am (UTC)
That is exactly how I feel!
blslarner
Jul. 25th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
Oh, I can SO appreciate how he feels! Yes! Excellent, Linda!
lindahoyland
Jul. 25th, 2009 05:08 am (UTC)
Thank you, I'm pleased you enjoyed this. I truly detest hot weather and I guess it shows!
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