Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

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

Title: A Friend Behind You II
Author: Kortirion
Characters: Aragorn, Boromir... and the same elves
Rating: G… ish
Source: FOTR
Disclaimer: Tolkien’s characters of Middle-earth... Kortirion’s manipulations.

The Elves spoke quietly at a discreet distance, leaving the men the camp-fire’s meagre warmth. They felt safe enough to light a fire, but not to have it blaze - and the night grew colder. Aragorn prepared to sleep, thinking he’d take a watch later when the chill inevitably woke him. Boromir wrapped his cloak about him as Haldir approached with a flask, ‘to keep the cold out’.

It certainly did! Boromir looked across sleepily, “Share?”

Aragorn blinked, ‘Damn, he’d forgotten this stuff’s strength!’ He nodded. They curled up together beside the dying embers.

“‘Tis good to have a friend behind...”
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