While waiting for the fog to lift, Aragorn and Gimli share a conversation about the Ring's temptations on the banks of the Anduin. But though he easily recognizes the danger in others, Gimli may have neglected to account for himself... A gapfiller featuring primarily Aragorn and Gimli with an extended appearance from Legolas and cameos from Boromir and Sam.
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It's been a while since I've posted anything (or had time to work on anything) but I found this on my hard drive the other day and fell victim to a fit of muse.
It began as an attempt to explain why Aragorn chose Sam, Gimli, and himself as Frodo's traveling companions for the journey to Mordor. It grew into something more unexpected as I forced myself to take a closer look at the seeming Ring-immunity in certain members of the Fellowship, but I'll leave that for the story to explain. More important for readers to know, this story continues some themes from two of my other stories, "Stray but a little…" and "Beyond the Mountain Passes." I don't think you need to read those to understand this, but they would certainly make a lot of Gimli's narrative clearer.
There are also a few lines of dialogue lifted straight from the books. The beginning lines of conversation come from pages 458-9 of the 50th anniversary Ballantine paperback edition of The Fellowship of the Ring (Chapter: The Great River) while all the dialogue in the final section comes from page 474 of the same book (Chapter: The Breaking of the Fellowship).
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy!
Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Drama, Gapfiller
Places: The Anduin
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3718    |    Read Count: 577
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/27/15    |    Published: 07/27/15