Trials of Manhood by Rhymer

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While undergoing his Trial of Manhood, a young boy stumbles upon a wounded man…


Story Notes:

This was written for Back to Middle Earth Month 2015, and was posted on LJ back in March. It was written for the following prompt by Kayleelupin: "While Aragorn is travelling during his time as Thorongil […] he meets up with Gandalf, who is likewise travelling. They share an adventure…"

Howver, this is something of a sideways response to the prompt. Aragorn and Gandalf do indeed have an adventure, and it's an epic one, full of thrilling heroics and desperate deeds. However, said thrilling adventure is seen through the eyes of a boy who stumbles onto the periphery of their tale, and sees only fragments of it. Secondly, in LotR, Gandalf says "to the East I go not," but this is set in the very westerly parts of "East," with huge expanses of more Easty "East" off eastwards. I am stubbornly believing that by "the East" Gandalf means these eastier bits of East, and this adventure in the westy bits of East therefore Doesn't Count.


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1. Chapter 1 by Rhymer [Reviews - 0] (5698 words)


Story Information

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Male Character, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Coming of Age, Drama
Places: Rhovannien
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5698    |    Read Count: 466
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/24/15    |    Published: 07/24/15