Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Muse - History challenge: Reading History : Kortirion

Title: Reading History.
Author: Kortirion
Character: Aragorn
Rating: G
Source: Ummm – might be in Lorien…?
Disclaimer: Tolkien and his heirs know it’s all there’s – bar this bit.
Notes: It’s late at night - Aragorn is talking to… someone…

"My history is writ large across my body. This necessary cut made by a healer’s blade; that slashed thigh from a Haradrim’s lance. The pale star a corsair’s arrow and the friend’s knife that cut it out made. The white line at my lip left by an orcish axe when exhaustion slowed me… my scars are numerous.

Would I wish my skin to tell a different tale? To be smooth as a courtier’s? Or soft as a merchant’s? My life was mapped out by the past, before I was born. – even in dark times of doubt, I cannot change history."
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