So sad, and yet so beautiful. And it's a wonderful ode to the notion of feeling at home somewhere. Yes, the rangers are roaming about a lot, going here and there. But where would be the use if you didn't have someone or something to do that for? And keeping your home safe is just the very best motivation. It's something to come back to after all the battles are fought - as you showed here so convincingly.
Thank you so much, Michelle. I did my best to describe the friendship between Aragorn and Halbara, as well as their love for their people and homeland. I am so glad you like the story. :)