The Night before the Coronation (PG-13)By Raven22372; with Aragorn
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This picture is inspired by the fics of the wonderful and skilled Eora and my personal tribute/offering/gift in the hope that it will be pleasing.
The fic I had in mind will probably never be written (I would feel like poaching in somebody else´s territory), but if there was a blurb, it would say approximately that (in a more appropriate language):
It´s not an everyday´s event to be crowned as a king, not even for Aragorn. Especially not for Aragorn. Rightful heir or not, that doesn’t change the fact that he spent most of his life in the wilderness and has no idea how that stuff goes. What if he spoils the whole thing? What if he does something really really stupid? So the night before the coronation he wanders around restlessly, fretting about the upcoming event. Until he meets a friendly soul who has never witnessed a coronation either, since the last king has reigned more than 800 years ago, but is familiar with the courtly protocol and ready to help his future king out. Just imagine him saying something like “No worries, it´s not as bad as it looks like. Just give me a minute to get that crown and then we go through the whole procedure and bang! Bob is your uncle.” Okay, imagine a less slangy version. But generally it´s true.1
Technique: Water Colours
1 A way less slangy. But you got the point.
Posted Nov 17, 2012
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