Decision, A

15. Ithryn Luin

We awoke in the bodies of old men. Behind the unfamiliar form I recognized the familiar spirit of a dear old friend, though our memories grew dim and power cloaked.

We found ourselves outside a high, black wall, the Paradise behind forever closed to us. The chosen duty, stronger than memory, beckoned, summoning us to the shores of Arda and beyond.

He went South and I went East. We came to fight the Shadow – not the first nor the last to do so. We were also not the only ones to turn aside from that work.

I regret it now.


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Last Updated: 10/30/03

Original Post: 08/11/03

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