Author: Linda Hoyland
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.
On the anniversary of his coronation Aragorn, together with his Queen, would visit the Court of the Fountain where the White Tree bloomed.
This year, the blossom was especially fair. The fountain sparkled in the sunshine. The King knew he was most blessed.
Suddenly with a pang, Aragorn recalled those lost to him, Halbarad and his mother, now beyond the circles of the world while he was forever parted from the Ring- Bearers far across the sundering seas.
His cheeks felt moist. He blinked. Was it mingled tears of joy and sorrow, or spray from the fountain upon his face?