TitleThe Hands of a Healer
Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing: Aragorn, Gilraen
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Book/Source: LOTR book-verse
Disclaimer - These characters all belong to the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. This story was written for pleasure and not for financial gain.

"Naneth has a headache and needs to rest," Gilraen told her small son who stared at her wide-eyed. She buried her aching head in the pillow as his nurse led him away.

"Estel make naneth better."

Gilraen woke from an uneasy slumber to find her child pressing a handkerchief filled with crushed leaves against her forehead. She recognised a familiar scent.

"Did Master Elrond tell you to choose these leaves?"

"No, they called to Estel."

Even as her pain started to ease, a thrill coursed through Gilraen. The child recognized athelas. He would be a great healer, and maybe more.

A/N. written for the Tolkien Weekly Prompt "Athelas."