Marta's 2005 Birthday Drabbles
7. A Hallowed Place of Both Peoples - by Imhiriel
A Hallowed Place of Both Peoples
Eorl finally reached the summit of the Halifirien, to be greeted by emptiness. Merely some lonely alfirin stirred in a fitful breeze.
So, Cirion after all had had to yield to his council's insistence: removed Elendil's grave from the Hill of Awe. The Eorlings well knew the whispers from Gondor, looking askance at these strangers, these "Men of the Twilight", uncultured and wild.
Did they not trust exchanged Oaths, Eru Himself a witness? Not believe the newly-settled nation would cherish the land, its history and holy places?
He would show Gondor his people's worth: let mistrust and disparagement be forgiven.
- The title is a quote from UT, II (iii), Cirion and Eorl.
- "But when this was done, and Eorl had returned to the North to bring back all his people to their new dwelling, Cirion removed the Tomb of Elendil." (UT, II (iv), The Tradition of Isildur)
- "Men of the Twilight" is what Faramir calls them in TTT, The Window of the West.
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