Les Mots Justes

In the Mines of Moria

1. In the Mines of Moria

As we climb the stairs of Moria, I swallow dust and grope for the step in front of me. In the darkest of nights I gaily dance through the uneven paths of Mirkwood but here I am bereft of vision, hearing – even touch dulls and fades. For the first time I know what it is to be truly alone. Do mortals live always in this silence? I shiver and wonder no longer at the dark grimness of our Men.

“Do not be afraid,” whispers Aragorn – and I feel something on the edge of my utter aloneness and I am comforted.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.


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Author: Avon

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Last Updated: 09/29/03

Original Post: 09/29/03

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