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01 September 2007 @ 02:46 am
"No Need to Worry" - Lord of the Rings: Aragorn/Arwen  
Title: No Need to Worry
Fandom: Lord of the Rings
Pairing: Aragorn/Arwen
Summary: Aragorn is worried, but Arwen abates his fears.
Word Count: 545
Rating: G
Author's Notes: Post-RotK, and my first Aragorn/Arwen fic! I got this idea even before I saw the #38 drabble 'Touch' from the drabbles100 table. I might or might not post this to the comm, depending on if my claim there ever gets accepted. Feedback would be love so I can know how it is and what you think of it!

Arwen entered the courtyard and saw her husband leaning against the white tree of Gondor. He was sitting cross-legged in the grass, passing his sword, Andúril, back and forth in his hands, something he did when he was anxious or worried about something.

“Mani naa ta?” she asked him in her native tongue as the Elvish woman approached, coming to sit down beside him.

Aragorn turned his gray eyes upon his wife as his brow furrowed in concern. His hand tightened on the hilt of his sword, and soon he felt the warmth of Arwen’s hand as she lightly placed it on top of his. He knew that he could not lie to his wife by saying there was nothing wrong.

His gaze flickered from their hands to the gray eyes of Arwen as he sighed and spoke in the same tongue as she had to him. “Lle,” he said as he stared into her eyes before he looked down to her growing stomach, “ta.” Shaking his head slightly, he switched into the Common tongue. “I am worried about you two,” he stated.

“Do not worry about us, my king,” Arwen replied softly in her husband’s native language, as her hand came up to cup the side of his face. She had already deduced that he was worried, but he had re-affirmed that with his statement. Tilting his head upwards so he was staring into her eyes again, she added, “He and I will be fine.”

Aragorn’s eyes widened in surprise. “He? You know?” he asked incredulously? When he saw his wife’s face break out with a smile, all he could manage out next was, “How?”

“My people have a way of knowing these things,” she replied. Arwen then brought Aragorn’s hand from his sword and pulled it toward her stomach, letting both of their hands rest on top of it.

Suddenly, the baby kicked and Aragorn’s face brightened considerably as he looked up to his wife’s glowing face, his smile mirroring her own. His hand found hers and he entwined their fingers as his thumb traced circles on top of Arwen’s stomach.

Their eyes met again and Arwen could see the swirling emotions in the depths of Aragorn’s eyes. “Our son, the son of the Eldar will be a strong, healthy heir for you,” she told him in her soft, lilting voice.

Aragorn nodded at that before he replied, “Eldarion. I like that name. It is very fitting for our son.” Then he pulled his wife close and nuzzled her neck before giving her a warm kiss on the lips. “Amin mela lle,” he told her as he pulled back.

“Amin mela lle,” Arwen repeated as she slowly stood up. “Now I need to rest, and it looks like you could use some as well,” she added as she looked down at him with a stern yet soft look. “Lle merna aut?” she asked him, extending her hand.

Aragorn nodded again and smiled as he reached up to take his wife’s hand. She helped him up, and once on his feet, the king sheathed his sword. He then followed his wife inside, glad that he did not have to worry about her and their unborn son, at least for the rest of the day.

Translations:
“Mani naa ta?” = “What is it?”
“Lle” = “You”
“ta” = “it”
“Amin mela lle.” = “I love you.”
“Lle merna aut?” = “Shall we go?”
 
 
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The God Cerridwencerridwen666 on September 1st, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
*is terrible at commenting* I really liked this. It's nice to see Arwen and Aragorn showing their love for each other and Aragorn's concern is sweet. ^^

My only complaint was that their language was too casual sounding.
Me: aragorn - slashpridefulpenguin on September 3rd, 2007 02:59 am (UTC)
Thanks for the comment and the constructive criticism. I can always use both.

That was a bit of a problem for me, getting their language just right. I didn't want it to be a medieval-type of formal, but I wasn't about to add informal slang or Ebonics. I thought I did alright with their language, but I will take more time to look at it more in depth with the next fic I write with them, because of your comment.
carmine_inkcarmine_ink on September 2nd, 2007 06:30 am (UTC)
It's been ages since I've read LOTR fanfic, so this was a real treat. :) I love the way you've depicted the quiet nuances of their relationship, and it's wonderful to see elvish included in their dialogue! Oh, I've missed this... Thanks for sharing it with us!
Me: roger/mark - *hugs*pridefulpenguin on September 3rd, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)
You're welcome, and thank you for the positive feedback! I'm really big on things like nuances, quirks, and neuroticisms in my characters' personalities, but especially in things like relationships. The Elvish language is full of win, so I had to include it!