Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing: Aragorn, Arwen, OMC
Book/Source: LOTR book-verse
Disclaimer: The characters are the property of the Tolkien estate. This drabble is written for pleasure, not profit.
With grateful thanks to Raksha
Aragorn’s heart swelled with joy. A new town, ringed by fertile fields, had arisen in the heart of the once desolate Hollin. Folk of all ages, Men and visiting Dwarves, flocked to greet him.
The mayor welcomed the King and Queen bearing two circlets of holly; its abundant scarlet berries shining like jewels against the glossy green leaves.
“It is meet that we should remember those who came before us to this land,” Aragorn said, bowing his head to receive the leafy coronet. “May the memory of the Elven-Smiths be evergreen and bright as holly berries in mid winter.”
A/n I wrote this several months ago for Tolkien Weekly, but never got round to posting it here until now.