Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
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Career path challenge: Beggar Man, Thief - 'A Man of Many Parts: Beggarman' and '...Thief: Kortirion

Title: A Man of Many Parts: Beggar Man
Author: Kortirion
Characteer: Elessar and Arwen
Rating: G
Source: 4th Age
Disclaimer: Middle-earth is Tolkien’s; Kortirion just likes to play here.


“Would you make me a beggar-man?”

“No, but...”

“There is no ‘but’. I am what I am. You are what you are...”

The king’s voice softened as he saw her face fall. The old argument had become more frequent over the years, years that saw him age and silver while she remained dark as night, smooth as the marble he’d chosen for his own memorial. He put a hand out and raised her chin.

“Celeborn cannot help. The last great elf-lord of power, but I’ll not beg him for more time...”

“A boon - not begging!”

Elessar shook his head.


Title: ...Thief
Author: Kortirion
Character: Arwen
Rating: G
Source: 4th Age
Disclaimer: Middle-earth is Tolkien’s; Kortirion just likes to play here.

She stood stiffly in her widow’s weeds, veiled in netted silk, a statue of beauty as to the ancient queens, but that her fingers twisted the silks into creased ruin. Moonstone tears rolled down her pale cheeks as she finally reached out to touch the marble foot of the king, booted ranger style, as he had insisted they be carved. Her voice was low, but only the closest of her family were there to hear her.

“They came like thieves to steal you away from me... those cruel years. Let them come for me also.”

Later, she too stole away.
Tags: author: kortirion, challenge: career path: beggar man, challenge: career path: thief, character: aragorn, character: arwen
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