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C = Certain Circumstances in the Citadel

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Written for the "There and Back" challenge.
With thanks to Raksha.

At the doors of the Houses


“Have you heard Ioreth’s words? The King has returned!”

“Impossible! The siege must have turned her wits!”

“She saw it with her own eyes. He saved Lord Faramir from the Black Breath with his healing hands. So shall the rightful king be known, it is said.”

“Look there he is! See the green stone he bears.“

“Lord Elfstone, my son lies close to death!”

“Lord Elfstone, save my brother, please!”

“These are certainly momentous circumstances for all the city, from the Citadel to the Gates if the King truly has returned after so long.”

Intrigued, the crowd followed Aragorn.


This is based of the following passage from "The Return of the King."

At the doors of the Houses many were already gathered to see Aragorn, and they followed after him; and when at last he had supped, men came and prayed that he would heal their kinsmen or their friends whose lives were in peril through hurt or wound, or who lay under the Black Shadow. And Aragorn arose and went out, and he sent for the sons of Elrond, and together they laboured far into the night. And word went through the City: ‘The King is come again indeed.’ And they named him Elfstone, because of the green stone that he wore, and so the name which it was foretold at his birth that he should bear was chosen for him by his own people.

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