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Assorted Drabbles: 15. Before the Black Gate, Second Age 3434

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(MEFA 2010 Honorable Mention: Genres: Drama: General Mixed Drabbles)


On Morannon's desolate black plain they face Mordor's vast forces; for a moment all's still, only the chill East wind whipping Oropher's standard, and as Thranduil takes one deep breath the true-seeing comes:

A lone, fair-headed archer - my son-to-be! On this plain, at the heart of a hopelessly outnumbered force of Men drawn up on a little hill, waiting for orcs beyond counting to break upon them like a wave...

His head swims, for in an instant he understands what this must mean: I will survive this day. And yet... in another Age, it will all be to do again.

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Author's note:


For the Tolkien_weekly Movies: FlashForward challenge on LiveJournal.


This drabble eventually acquired a companion piece for the "Potter's Wheel: Coil" challenge, which is here.



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Last Update: 05 Nov 10
Stories: 15
Type: Reader List
Created By: Elena Tiriel


Elena Tiriel's favorite drabbles (vignettes of precisely 100 words), drabble multiples, or drabble series from Tolkien fanfic; a very personal and eclectic list of drabbles at HASA that have touched me in some way. See Inspiring Stories for a list of favorite stories of other types.

Why This Story?

See Olórin I was in my Youth in the West that is Forgotten; a perfect gem of a drabble with hauntingly beautiful language.

 

Story Information

Author: Azalais

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/11/11

Original Post: 07/16/04

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