A/N: Imagine, if not Merry and Pippin had been kidnapped by the Orcs at Tol Brandir, but Aragorn instead of them!

Being a huge Aragorn fan, this story was inspired by this quote in the book (chapter: The White Rider, in The Two Towers): 'Dangerous!' cried Gandalf. 'And so am I, very dangerous: more dangerous than anything you will ever meet, unless you are brought alive before the seat of the Dark Lord.'

This is AU (certainly), but I hopefully managed to keep the characters the way they are in the books. (Yes, I've read the books, several times!!! But I also like the movie very much).

By the way: You might find a mentioning of Aragorn's necklace in my story, but I must tell you that I made up this part of the story way before the movie and the first pictures with Aragorn wearing the necklace were released. And I decided not to change the pendant into the evenstar, it remained the original one!

As you might notice, this first chapter is just the re-writing of Tolkien's one in the book, but I wanted to post it anyway since the next chapter, my own!, would not make sense without it. Also, it might be easier to get into the story with it. But be comforted: I posted the 2nd chapter as well, for I do not want you to have to read Tolkien's one without anything coming from me. I hope you'll like it, and please, please, leave reviews.

By the way, no2: This is my 1st English story of LotR (the other was just a rough translation of my German one), so forgive my grammatical mistakes. I tried to make only few, but there still may be some….

Constructive critics are very, very welcomed!!!!!!!! Flames will be accepted, but please try and make me not drown in them! Oh, yes, positive reviews are certainly welcomed either!!

Last, but not least:

Disclaimer: I do not own any character or circumstances, and I do not earn any money with this story. So please do not sue me!


Alda mi Mornië

(Tree in the Darkness)

The departure of Boromir

A mile, maybe, from Parth Galen in a little glade not far from the lake Aragorn found Boromir. He was sitting with his back to a great tree, as if he was resting. But Aragorn saw that he was pierced with many black-feathered arrows; his sword was still in his hand, but it was broken near the hilt; his horn cloven in two was at his side. Many Orcs lay slain, piled all about him and his feet.

Aragorn knelt beside him. Boromir opened his eyes and strove to speak. At last slow words came. „I tried to take the Ring from Frodo," he said. „I am sorry. I have paid." His glance strayed to his fallen enemies; twenty at least lay there. „The others have gone." He paused and his eyes closed wearily. After a moment he spoke again.

"Farewell, Aragorn! Go to Minas Tirith and save my people! I have failed."

"No!" said Aragorn, taking his hand and kissing his brow. "You have conquered. Few have gained such a victory. Be at peace! Minas Tirith shall not fall!"

Boromir smiled.

"Which way did the Orcs go? Was Frodo there?" said Aragorn.

But Boromir did not speak again.

"Alas!" said Aragorn. "Thus passes the heir of Denethor, Lord of the Tower of Guard! This is a bitter end. Now the company is all in ruin. It is I that has failed. Vain was Gandalf´s trust in me. What shall I do now? Boromir has laid it on me to go to Minas Tirith, and my heart desires it; but where are the Ring and the Bearer? How shall I find them and save the Quest from disaster?"

A/N: And continue at once to chapter two!!!!!!!!! Please review!!!