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Mrs Tufty

Rus in urbe

Title: Rus in urbe
Author: fawsley
Characters: King Raggy
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Book/Source: LoTR post RoTK
Disclaimer: Not my king, JRRT's king
Note: last one for the cutty things challenge

Rus in urbe

Why rule from a city when the kingdom was one of rivers and forests, mountains and moors? The white stones of the citadel were becoming a prison, walls closing in, shutting out the sky.

Then came a rare day’s freedom when his wandering feet were drawn by the sound of clipping shears. A narrow, twisting alleyway opened onto a secret garden - overgrown, green, and gorgeous. Birdsong and buzzing insects filled the air, flowers of every colour dazzled his eye.

Finding the aged gardener, Aragorn stayed her arm.

‘Leave it, please,’ he smiled. ‘And let this be the king’s own wilderness.’
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