Title: A Training Agenda
Author: Erulisse (one L)
Characters/Pairing: Aragorn, Gandalf
Book/Source: Lord of the Rings
Summary: Aragorn must travel south and work to understand the people in the southern lands that he will rule. But how can he be accepted among them yet remain in disguise? Gandalf has a unique suggestion.
Disclaimer: Tolkien built the sand box; I only play with the bucket and shovel that he left for me. No money, profit or non, is made from the publication of this story.
A Training Agenda
Gandalf’s piercing gaze rose from the campfire, examining the young man sitting across from him. He suppressed a sigh, aware of the dangers lying ahead of the youth.
“Your lineage is accepted by the Dunedain. You are now acknowledged as their Chieftain, yet you must still learn how to lead others in battle.”
Aragorn raised an eyebrow in query, requesting the wizard to continue.
“The men of the south fight evil daily, from them you could learn much. Go to Thengel of Rohan as a sell-sword and gain your spurs. Later, apply to serve the harsher master, Ecthelion of Gondor.”