Title: Unshed Tears
Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing: Aragorn, OCs
Rating: PG
Warnings: Character death

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

Dedicated to the memory of Joshua.

"Help us, please! They say you are a great healer!" The woman thrust the tiny bundle in her arms towards the dusty traveller. He took it, examined it carefully and shook his head sadly.

"I am sorry, the babe emerged from the womb too soon to live."

"We are young, we shall have more children." The young man sought to console his wife.

"I want my son! Why must the Higher Powers steal my beautiful baby?"

Thorongil blinked back tears. His healing arts had saved many, but it was the ones he was powerless to help who haunted his dreams.

A/n This is a "lost" drabble from this set, which I just came across while browsing LJ.