SheBit (shebit) wrote in tolkien_weekly,


Title: Indecision
Author: SheBit
Source: RotK
Disclaimer: It's all Tolkien's.
Author's Note: For the 'change of heart' challenge.

“You mean to wed her, then?”

“I had turned my thought to it. She would make a fine queen, do you not think?”

“Aye; as fair as winter’s morn and bold as yearling colt. Yet your gaze turns so often to the north, and your taste is more for dusk than dawn.”

The man smiled sadly at the elf’s words. “My heart lies in the north. Can I wed another? I cannot be as she wishes.”

“Then you must tell her.”

“Ere I take the Dimholt road, she will know my heart. None shall know it sooner; not even I.”


Additional note: I wanted to keep this true to canon and hadn't read it in a while, so I found the relevant page in the book, where Aragorn tells Eowyn what's what before he goes, and found that he... doesn't. While Movie!Aragorn was wonderfully articulate, Canon!Aragorn is pretty crap, skirting the whole issue and just telling Eowyn she can't come with him, leaving her weeping at the side of the road. I've chosen to put it down to his indecision, rather than just being a bastard.
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