Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Direction challenge: Behind - 'A Friend Behind You': Kortirion

Title: A Friend Behind You
Author: Kortirion
Character: Lorien Elves, Boromir and Aragorn
Rating: G
Source: FotR – gap-filler
Disclaimer: Tolkien’s characters of Middle-earth… Kortirion’s manipulations.

Now Lorien’s Elves trusted them, the Marchwarden prepared to take the men on patrol of the borderland. As active men, after a few days they chafed at having idle hands and minds.

Boromir watched fascinated, realising the elves used the same pattern as the Ithilien Rangers, six walking forward two at a time, separated by ten paces, the leaders overtaken by the pair behind, the rear pair walking forward watchfully; they moved purposefully, each guarded by the other.

“That’s Ithilien’s way! A Captain Thorongil taught them...” whispered Boromir.

Aragorn just nodded, smiling, “ ’Tis good to have a friend behind you.”
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