Title: The King's Tales 2

Author: Sivan Shemesh

Beta: nautika

Rating: K+ to T

Warning: Angst full ahead, fluff, and torture…

Disclaimer: Characters belong to Tolkien. I just borrowed them for my own evil plans.

Spoiler: Total AU.

Summary: Princeling Eldarion is curious about his Adar's past, and King Elessar doing his best to fulfill his son's wishes.

Note: Was Written for Aragorn Angst Prompts.

Note2: Princeling Eldarion's age is: 7.

2. Prompt # 7: Alone

"Ada?" Eldarion called.

Elessar walked over to his son who watched the trees as they waved with the wind.

"Did you feel alone amongst the elves?" Eldarion asked as he looked at his Adar.

"Alone? I felt lonely, and apart from them. I felt that I did not belong with them." Elessar answered and turned his gaze away from his son.

"Why?" Eldarion asked his father, as he noticed the faded smile.

"I thought at first that they did not want to befriend me, that they hated me because I was a human being, mortal." Elessar responded and lowered his head, as he tried to swallow the tears as he remembered the past, especially the day that the twins in particular made him feel so alone and hurt in Imladris.

Flashback

"Adar!" the twins called to their father as they first noticed the human boy.

The boy simply stared at them, confused as two similar elves looked at him, and he did not know why.

"Why did you bring this human boy here?" Elladan first asked his father as his twin scanned the human boy from head to toe.

"He is alone, and you will treat him well, understood?" Elrond asked sternly.

"We will treat him as we see fit." Elladan answered his Adar.

"Nay, you will treat him as I say." Elrond's voice was firm.

Estel who stood near the elf lord, seemed not to understand what was going on around him, but the looks in their faces apparently told him what their words did not.

They did not love him. What they felt was closer to hate.

He felt so alone. He wished his father was with him, not a group of elves.

End of Flashback

"Why have you asked me these questions my son? Are you feeling lonely?" King Elessar asked his prince, hoping that his son did not feel what he had once felt.

"No, I was just curious, Ada." Eldarion replied as he looked at his Adar.

The king noticed some tears running down Eldarion's cheeks.

"I love you, my son." Elessar spoke softly to his son; he knelt beside him, and kissed the boy on both of his cheeks.

"I love you too, Ada." Eldarion said to his Adar.

End of Part 2.