Title: The Future That I See

Author: Calenlass Greenleaf

Disclaimer: I am not Tolkien. I merely borrow Elrond, Aragorn, and Legolas for this fic.

Rating: PG-13

Summary: As Elrond looks into the future of his foster son Aragorn, he sees many things. An Aragorn and Legolas friendship poem-fic. No slash, sex, smut, profanity, or romance. Any mentioned love is either familial or brotherly love. Written for the March Teitho Contest for the challenge, "A Glimpse of the Future".


The Future That I See

I looked ahead into the future,

The future of my son.

oOo

What I see is disturbing,

Terrifying,

Even heart breaking.

oOo

I see my son facing many perils,

Known and unknown,

Great and small.

oOo

I see him in darkness,

In rejection,

Betrayal.

oOo

I see him fighting against the odds,

Battling the forces of evil,

Struggling for his life.

oOo

I see on his face many shadows,

Shadows of grief and worry,

Of abuse, of weariness.

oOo

And I wonder,

Is this sort of life meant for anyone?

These ordeals and vexations?

Why must it be my son?

oOo

As I ponder these matters,

I notice something.

One thing I do not see is despair.

oOo

I look closer,

I see my son not alone in his life—

There is someone by his side.

oOo

I see them go hand in hand,

In tribulations,

Distresses,

Difficulties.

oOo

I see them chained and bound,

Cast into some forsaken place.

oOo

I see them emerge from a nightmare,

Bruised and pain-wracked,

Injured and in need.

oOo

But as they care for each other,

Love, and support,

Gentleness and devotion—

Is apparent on their faces.

oOo

A measure of peace settles in my heart.

For now I know,

No matter where my son goes—

To the edges of this world,

The lowest abyss,

Or utmost heaven—

There his brother will follow.

The End



Calenlass Greenleaf, Keeper of Legolas' pronunciation of "Aragorn" and the brotherly bond between Legolas and Aragorn