Characters: King Elessar, who is no longer the Ranger he once was...
Book/Source: LoTR post-RoTK
Disclaimer: Not my filthy ranger king, JRRT's filthy ranger king
Written for the touch challenge and far more importantly for silsbee329's birthday!
A ranger no more.
Dread realisation dawned as ragged breaths tore at his lungs and his racing heart fought to regain its rhythm.
He was too old to run, too old to burrow amid thorny undergrowth in a futile attempt to evade his pursuer - a pursuer whose skills and tactics far outstripped his own.
A sudden blow sent him sprawling into the mud.
The game was up, his adversary had triumphed.
‘Touch!’ whooped Eldarion as he sprinted off across the rose garden.
‘You’re IT, Adar!’
Aragorn laughed, scrambled to his feet, and launched himself back into the mad, glorious chase.