March 2006 Birthday Challenge

Obsidianj's 2006 Birthday Presents

4. Other Tasks - by Imhiriel

Smudges of soot still marred his face, and the smell of ash and blood clung persistently to his clothes. With a weary gesture he combed through his tangled, sweaty hair, trying hard not to think too closely about some of the substances adhering to it. He looked around the cabin, dismayed at the number of crumpled parchments lying around with their incomplete sentences and scratched-out lines. How to explain his decision? He had to finish soon – Pelargir was near. Once more he picked up the quill and dipped it in the inkwell. „To the Lord Ecthelion, Steward of Gondor, greetings...“ ~*~ A/N: - The title is a short quote from Thorongil’s letter to Ecthelion upon his departure, to be found in RotK, Appendix A I (iv). ~*~ Imhiriel

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: obsidianj

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/25/08

Original Post: 09/13/06

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