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I suppose, now that I'm posting some stories, I should babble on about myself for a bit, although it's something I really don't enjoy. But I suppose if you're reading this, you must be curious about me, so here are the fairly boring details:


I'm 40-ish (emphasis on the "ish"), new to Lord of the Rings fanfiction, although not to writing. I came upon Tolkien after watching the movies on DVD... and re-watching and re-watching... and then reading and re-reading the books. I'm now a devoted Tolkien addict. Although I like all the characters of Middle-earth, Aragorn is the one that captured my heart and my muse, and my stories follow his adventures and misadventures, triumphs and tragedies.


Like my penname suggests, I am a Christian (cairistiona literally means "follower of Christ") and so hopefully my stories will reflect the hope that I have in Christ, although that's not to say I won't occasionally plunge Aragorn into the depths of despair... it's just too fun to test his limits to the uttermost.


So, that's me. Hopefully you'll enjoy my stories, and I'd deeply appreciate if you left a line or two telling me what you think.

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I Came Upon A Mighty Wood by cairistiona [2 Reviews]

Aragorn wants nothing more than to get back home to the West, but a sight he did not expect to see causes a detour. Written for Teitho "Magic" challenge. 2nd Place. Rated for some scary elements, though this is by no means a horror story.

Category: Third Age - Pre LOTR | Series: Series Characters: Aragorn, Original Character | Genres: Adventure, Supernatual | Language: English | Rating: K+ | Warnings: None | Chapters: 1 | Published: 10/16/13 | Updated: 10/16/13 | Words: 6548 | Completed: Yes | Read: 535

The Day The Stranger Came by cairistiona [1 Reviews]

A widow of Rohan has an unexpected visitor. A birthday short story for Lily Baggins. Rated for some mild adult humor and medical/injury details (there be blood...) Many thanks to Nath, Curiouswombat and the rest of my LJ friends for the beta! Middle-earth and all its environs and inhabitants belong to Tolkien; thank you, good Sir, for creating such a lavish playground!

Category: Third Age - Pre LOTR | Series: Series Characters: Original Character, Thorongil | Genres: Hurt/Comfort | Language: English | Rating: T | Warnings: None | Chapters: 1 | Published: 05/01/13 | Updated: 05/01/13 | Words: 8459 | Completed: Yes | Read: 766

Eggs By the Fire, A Ranger and the Hobbit Tale by cairistiona [2 Reviews]

Strider runs from the Barrow Downs and into an old friend.
Written for Shirebound when she was offline because of surgery. May your thumb be stronger than ever!  Thanks to Inzilbeth for the beta.

Category: Third Age - Pre LOTR | Series: Series Characters: Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Original Character | Genres: General | Language: English | Rating: K+ | Warnings: None | Chapters: 3 | Published: 01/11/13 | Updated: 01/14/13 | Words: 5941 | Completed: Yes | Read: 2758

No Better Name by cairistiona [12 Reviews]

The second in the Rushlight Trilogy, which began unexpectedly with the Teitho story, “By Such a Foolish Name”. Bowen Rushlight brings home a Ranger in need and finds his ideas about Rangers tossed to the winds. Rated for references to the harsher aspects of Denlad's childhood, but nothing at all graphic.

Category: Third Age - Pre LOTR | Series: Series Characters: Aragorn, Halbarad, Original Character | Genres: Drama, Hurt/Comfort | Language: English | Rating: T | Warnings: None | Chapters: 13 | Published: 09/13/11 | Updated: 10/25/11 | Words: 38687 | Completed: Yes | Read: 20494

By Such A Foolish Name by cairistiona [2 Reviews]

A farmer meets a stranger with an even stranger name on a rainy afternoon in Bree. Winner of Teitho "Names" challenge. 2011 MEFA nomination.  First story in the Rushlight Trilogy.

Category: Third Age - Pre LOTR | Series: Series Characters: Aragorn, Original Character | Genres: Drama, Hurt/Comfort | Language: English | Rating: K+ | Warnings: None | Chapters: 1 | Published: 09/13/11 | Updated: 09/13/11 | Words: 3334 | Completed: Yes | Read: 989

The Ranger and the Man in Yellow Boots by cairistiona [5 Reviews]

On his own in the Wilds and on the cusp of taking his place as leader of his people, a young Ranger has a mishap that leads to a bemusing encounter. A fic in 3 chapters for Inzilbeth on her birthday.

Category: Third Age - Pre LOTR | Series: Series Characters: Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Tom Bombadil | Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fluff, General, Hurt/Comfort | Language: English | Rating: K | Warnings: None | Chapters: 3 | Published: 05/24/11 | Updated: 05/30/11 | Words: 5507 | Completed: Yes | Read: 3343

The Ranger and the Eagles by cairistiona [21 Reviews]

The hunt for Gollum has passed its first summer, but will it survive its first winter? A tale for Lily Baggins, who wanted a simple hurt-comfort drabble between Aragorn and Gandalf... but a drabble just wouldn't do! Special thanks to Inzilbeth and Estelcontar for their faithful beta-work (and work it was at times!)

Category: Third Age - Pre LOTR | Series: Series Characters: Aragorn, Beorn, Gandalf, Grimbeorn, Original Character | Genres: Action, Adventure, Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort | Language: English | Rating: K+ | Warnings: None | Chapters: 12 | Published: 12/30/10 | Updated: 02/07/11 | Words: 47347 | Completed: Yes | Read: 21614

The Riddle of Strider by cairistiona [5 Reviews]

He shepherded them all the way to Rivendell... but do they really have any idea who this mysterious Strider is? A gapfiller in three chapters. For Shirebound and Minerva Organa, whose requests provided the inspiration for this.

Category: Third Age - War of the Ring | Series: Series Characters: Aragorn, Elrond, Merry, Pippin, Sam | Genres: Crime | Language: English | Rating: K+ | Warnings: None | Chapters: 3 | Published: 05/17/10 | Updated: 05/19/10 | Words: 8690 | Completed: Yes | Read: 4816

A Star in Midwinter by cairistiona [10 Reviews]
A young man's journey to belonging.  A Mettarë story of the Dunedain.
Category: Third Age - Pre LOTR | Series: Series Characters: Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Halbarad, Original Character | Genres: Action, Angst, Drama | Language: English | Rating: T | Warnings: None | Chapters: 10 | Published: 12/17/09 | Updated: 12/25/09 | Words: 30084 | Completed: Yes | Read: 26152

The Ranger and the Hobbit by cairistiona [9 Reviews]
An AU-ish tale that’s less AU than it is “what if”: what if, as the Dúnedain patrol the region around the Shire, Aragorn has an encounter with an intrepid, resourceful hobbit, one with the same mettle as Bilbo and a similar yen for adventure? And what if Aragorn also has an encounter with some men with less friendly intentions? Tookishness and Rangerliness both abound in this tale of a quiet patrol turned disastrous.
Category: Third Age - Pre LOTR | Series: Series Characters: Aragorn, Halbarad, Original Character | Genres: Action, Angst, Drama | Language: English | Rating: T | Warnings: AU | Chapters: 13 | Published: 10/26/09 | Updated: 11/28/09 | Words: 36277 | Completed: Yes | Read: 28458

At Hope's Edge: The Appendices by cairistiona [3 Reviews]
These might best be described as "deleted scenes" or "bonus material" to my story "At Hope's Edge" - short ficlets and sketches that I wrote in order to fully understand the characters and the situations in which they found themselves. Being "deleted scenes", some of the details may not match completely with the events in "At Hope's Edge", but most come close. While it is not necessary to read that story first, these will contain spoilers. Elrond's Tale - Part 2 completes Elrond's Tale.
Category: Third Age - Pre LOTR | Series: Series Characters: Aragorn, Elrond, Erestor, Gandalf, Halbarad, Nazgūl, Original Character | Genres: Action, Angst, Drama | Language: English | Rating: K+ | Warnings: None | Chapters: 2 | Published: 05/12/09 | Updated: 05/15/09 | Words: 8337 | Completed: No | Read: 3463

At Hope's Edge by cairistiona [88 Reviews]
It is October, T.A. 3000, and the Dúnedain continue to dwindle, a scattered remnant held together by hope in their Chieftain. But what happens when the Chieftain’s own hope starts to falter? An exploration of tragedy, grief, injury and illness and its effects on the most hardy of living Men. Now complete.

Rated for violence, angst, and OC character death. Except for a handful of OC’s, the characters belong to Prof. Tolkien.

Category: Third Age - Pre LOTR | Series: Series Characters: Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Gandalf, Gilraen, Glorfindel, Halbarad, Nazgūl, Original Character | Genres: Action, Angst, Drama | Language: English | Rating: M | Warnings: Character Death | Chapters: 28 | Published: 12/08/08 | Updated: 04/27/09 | Words: 93526 | Completed: Yes | Read: 63360

Keeping Watch by cairistiona [2 Reviews]
A series of drabbles, double drabbles, etc. to form a complete stream-of-consciousness story as Halbarad, with the help of Elladan and Elrohir, keeps watch over an ill Aragorn. Prequel to the upcoming story, “At Hope’s Edge”. Written for the NaQuaWriMo challenge. All characters, except Halbarad's cantankerous steed Tarlanc, belong to Professor Tolkien and are only lovingly borrowed.
Category: Third Age - Pre LOTR | Series: Series Characters: Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Halbarad, Original Character | Genres: Angst, Drama | Language: English | Rating: M | Warnings: None | Chapters: 1 | Published: 12/01/08 | Updated: 12/01/08 | Words: 3303 | Completed: Yes | Read: 999

To find a heart by cairistiona [4 Reviews]
The birth of a Man plunges Elladan into a journey of anguish and joy. 
Category: Third Age - Pre LOTR | Series: Series Characters: Aragorn, Arathorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Gilraen | Genres: Angst | Language: English | Rating: T | Warnings: Character Death | Chapters: 1 | Published: 11/29/08 | Updated: 11/29/08 | Words: 3241 | Completed: Yes | Read: 1047

No Greater Comfort by cairistiona [5 Reviews]

All Aragorn sought was shelter from a storm; instead, he found something infinitely more valuable. (This story placed 2nd in the "Four Elements" Teitho Challenge.)

Category: Third Age - Pre LOTR | Series: Series Characters: Aragorn, Original Character | Genres: Angst, Drama | Language: English | Rating: K+ | Warnings: None | Chapters: 1 | Published: 04/21/08 | Updated: 04/21/08 | Words: 4663 | Completed: Yes | Read: 1557