Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing: Aragorn, Halbarad
Book/Source: LOTR book-verse
Disclaimer - These characters all belong to the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. This story was written for pleasure and not for financial gain
“It is one of my duties and greatest joys as Chieftain to welcome each new babe into our family. May the stars forever light this child’s path!”
Aragorn pronounced the ritual blessing on Halbarad’s third son and then handed the baby back to his proud parents. Once the feast was underway he left the company and stood alone under the frosty starlit sky.
“You must find this hard. I know how you yearn for a wife and children.”
“It is, Halbarad. But maybe when Arda is safe for all our children, I will at last be granted my heart’s desire.”