Les Mots Justes

Fire and Ice

1. Fire and Ice

   
   
   
How can I be cold when a fire burns within me? How can I hold my hands to the fire in front of me and feel no warmth? A bitter, creeping chill holds me tight and freezes my heart until breath seems to fail me. Pippin presses against my side seeming to find warmth in me, though. I wrap my cloak around him, glad to share something I can not feel. Across the circle the Ringbearer huddles against Aragorn and through the heat-waved air I watch the chain that bears his burden… and shiver as ice-cold fire burns my soul.

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

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Rating: General

Last Updated: 10/12/03

Original Post: 10/10/03

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