Title: Rise and Shine
Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing: Aragorn, Arwen, Eldarion
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.

Arwen lay propped against the pillows contentedly cradling her infant son. The sun streamed through the bedroom window, heralding a fine day. Aragorn leapt from the bed.

"Why are you in such a hurry?" Arwen asked. "Can you not linger a while this morning?"

"I am not accustomed to sloth," said Aragorn. "It is time to get up and begin the day's work."

"Your meeting is not until this afternoon," she replied. "Even the lowliest of your subjects deserves some respite from his labours."

"Maybe you are right, my love." Aragorn lay down again, blissfully contemplating her and his son.