Awww, sweet little frienship tale. Thanks for sharing.
P.s. Aragorn's coronation will not be in too distant future, and I'm sure Ferdinand will still be very much alive when that happens... *khm-khm*
True... but it's 15 years after the coronation that Elessar finally returns north. And of course, Aragorn has no idea of that yet--we're in that privileged spot of being in the know. *g* So he's justified in his worries, methinks.
Glad you enjoyed the story!