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One of the "substitute people"
Can I substitute for Kirsten?
OMG--I WROTE something!!
For surreysmum who is in a bit of an A/L slump

A short fic/drabble/whatever you call it. LOL I never know the difference these days. It's short...

Title: Whispers in the Wind
Author: Araestel
Pairing: A/L
Rating: G to PG
Notes: All mistakes are mine, no beta (but I ran a spell check at least!). I wrote this in like 30 minutes. Please forgive any errors.

Standing silently at the edge of the highest boundary of Minas Tirith, Legolas closed his eyes and stretched out his hearing towards the distant forest, wanting desperately to hear the sound of another living thing. Echoes of voices captured in the cold rock beneath his fingertips held no life, only shadows. He did not regret his decision to stay with Estel, in fact, it had brought him a depth and comfort within he'd never felt before in his long lonely years. Still, even after five years within the city walls. he missed the whisper of wind between green leaves and the rustle of dried grasses beneath his feet, both of which always brought him peace.

“Melancholy again my dearest?” Aragorn asked as he gently pulled Legolas back into a tender embrace.

Legolas smiled, his eyes remaining closed as he breathed in a scent more precious than any forest, that of his mate. “I am sorry,” He admitted quietly. “’Tis nearly the end of the warm season and these rocks will not shift or change the way the trees do. They will not hold life until the warmth of the sun brings it forth to live again. That is what I miss—seeing the changes and knowing beneath the outward appearance of death, life merely slumbers and waits for the warmth.”

“Ahhh…,” Aragorn signed against one pointed ear. “My elf doth wish to be mated with a tree then, eh?”

Legolas smiled broadly and opened his eyes. “Ah yes, I wish to be mated to a strong tree from which many saplings will spring forth to re-populate the forests at Isengard.” He barely held back an indulgent laugh before continuing. “I fear I have chosen my mate poorly and wish to thank you for opening my eyes to this grave mistake,” he teased, his blue eyes twinkling with mirth.

Aragorn feigned indignation and moved to step back, bowing deeply. “The honor is mine, fair elf. I would not want you to waste away within a binding you did not thrive. City walls are ll too cold for your gentleness.”

Smiling tenderly, Legolas moved forward to close the distance between them once more and drew his face near his mate and whispered, “I have oft marveled,” he paused, his breath hot against Aragorn’s bare neck, “at the strength and majesty of trees. Their resilience, their ability to bend in a fierce wind, their willingness to conform to what is best for others around them that wish to grow and thrive, even during adversity. Strange,” he pondered, listening to the heartbeat belonging to his mate, “sounds like someone I know all too well,” Legolas nipped at his mates tender earlobe and added, “and would like to reacquaint myself with more… intimately.”

Drawing in a ragged breath, Aragorn turned toward the beloved face so near his. “Our teasing is pleasant, but I worry. Is Minas Tirith too cold and lifeless for you?”

Legolas smiled, his eyes filling with the depth of his feelings, “Never. Not with my heart residing within these walls.” Leaning in, he placed a tender kiss on his lover’s lips. “Come now, my love. Let us share our warmth and sing our joy to the forests beyond. For with you, I have found my home and no forest could fill me with such love and tenderness.”

Aragorn smiled, lacing their fingers together and turning them back toward the palace where later, their cries of love rang out and the people of Minas Tirith new they were ruled by a king who loved more than any before him. And the people felt glad.


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Current Music: "Passing By" Ulrich Schnauss Elizabethtown II sndtk

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dpitman From: dpitman Date: September 23rd, 2007 05:35 am (UTC) (Link)
This is wonderful! And you wrote it in 30 minutes?? Wow!!! Thats great!!
araestel From: araestel Date: September 23rd, 2007 06:25 am (UTC) (Link)
I think I must be in manic mode today. LOL

Glad you enjoyed! *hugs*

I've thought of you a lot today. We both know what we were doing one year ago today... It still makes me cry.

alles_aus_liebe From: alles_aus_liebe Date: September 23rd, 2007 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)
So sweet...
araestel From: araestel Date: September 23rd, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! *hugs*
tularia From: tularia Date: September 23rd, 2007 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I loved this! Seems we both had teasing Elf/Ranger on the brain last night! *G*
(Also love the song you're listening too. My favorite from the soundtrack.)
araestel From: araestel Date: September 23rd, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Teasing can be fun. ;)

I love all the songs on all 3 of the soundtracks of Elizabethtown, but I doubt that comes as a shock to anyone who knows me and my love of the film.
grey853 From: grey853 Date: September 23rd, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very nice. I love the humor and the spark they have for one another. Well done.
araestel From: araestel Date: September 23rd, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! *hugs*
belil_gaviel From: belil_gaviel Date: September 24th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh what a lovely short. Showed th emotion and love the two had for each other in little words.
araestel From: araestel Date: September 24th, 2007 04:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!! *beams*
cyclonicblast From: cyclonicblast Date: September 24th, 2007 01:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Big shock here... are you ready? (No, not just my icon...)


I was curious more about your writing than anything.

You're such a good writer! It's a shame writing is so difficult for you. :-\ (I HATE THAT!)

In recent weeks, I've actually been playing with the idea of writing again, but I couldn't do it alone like I used to. I need that other person to bounce ideas off of, and to aid in the areas that I lack. (Like mush. I don't write good mush. Probably because I blush so easily. lol)

Very good though, Ara! *hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: September 24th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!! I used to write daily. And a lot. But the depression makes it all 1000 times harder. I've got a long fic on my HD I've never been able to finish and it's damn good. LOL

Write!! If it's inside you--write!
cyclonicblast From: cyclonicblast Date: September 24th, 2007 04:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I've had friends that I had spent YEARS writing with. One was really good too. But when we had a falling out, she tossed it. That's what I'd love to continue. It had a great storyline and good potential.
belladonnaslair From: belladonnaslair Date: September 26th, 2007 12:41 am (UTC) (Link)
I love this Arestel - So beautiful and tender, even with the teasing. :) *le sigh* Fantastic.
araestel From: araestel Date: September 26th, 2007 04:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Awwww Thank you!! *smooshes*
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