|Of Kings and Slayers
Author: a-dream-within-a-dream PM
LOTRBtVSAtS crossover. Buffy and crew find themselves in Middle Earth on the search for an newly activated Slayer. Fuller summary inside.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 38,025 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 12-06-08 - Published: 04-15-05 - id: 2352248
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Ok this is an AU fic, my first crossover so don't be too harsh! Set after Chosen and early Season 5 Angel. All you need to know is Spike didn't come back as a ghost, just as a vamp with a soul as the powers weren't quite finished with him. I've killed off Kennedy (coz she annoyed the hell out of me) and Robin (because I didn't like the way the relationship with Faith was going) and Anya's still alive just coz she's so much fun. In Middle Earth Aragorn and Arwen didn't get married but are still friends.
Middle Earth is safe yet Aragorn is restless, until he mets Buffy, Faith, Spike, Angel, Connor, Dawn and Willow who are searching for an activated Slayer to train her and possibly bring her back to Earth. Will Connor and Dawn get together? Will Eomer and Faith kill each other? Will Buffy succumb to Aragorn's charms? Will Arwen be with who she truly loves? Will Gimli ever outscore Legolas? And what's Eowyn got to do with everything? Read and Review!
Aragorn, son of Arathorn, Heir of Isildur, King Elesser of Gondor, was lonely. After the final battle for the One Ring, the fair Lady Arwen and himself had broken their troth to one and other, in the realisation that they weren't as in love as they had once thought. Battle had hardened Aragorn and he had learnt to detach himself as he watched many honourable men fall to untimely deaths at the hands of orcs and other foul beasts. Arwen had reflected on her choice of immortality in their time apart and once reunited in Minas Tirith they had spoken for hours in one of the tranquil gardens and together decided that they had been more in love with the idea of love and the star-crossed lovers Beren and Lúthien from the tales of old. Their relationship had become much more platonic, much to the relief of all the Eldar, and Arwen would sail for the white shores of Vailnor when the time arose. Along with her father and twin brothers she still resided on Middle Earth.
Although Aragorn had accepted the end of what he knew to have been a dream, the painful possibility that he would never feel such a passion and ardour for a woman as he had once felt for the fair Evenstar, haunted him. He was a King without his Queen, lonely indeed, and did not know how much longer he could stand it.
Luckily for Gondor, the King's fortunes were about to change forever.