Middle-earth Superstitions: 24. One For Sorrow

Reader Toolbox   Log in for more tools

24. One For Sorrow

A/N: Samwise returning from The Havens

****


Across his path, swift flash of black and white: a lone and mourning magpie, bereft of mate and single to itself. No more the swoop and glide from copse to river, stream to wood; plunge and rise and joyous soar, wings tip to tip, through laughing, tumbling air, with call and answer woven in a single pledge of love and fealty lifelong.



"Seek thy mate!" The ritual invocation springs bitter to his lips, twists sorrow deeper in his breast; for his cannot be sought.



He passes on, and never sees the wanderer appear, the pair restored, remade in airborne bliss.

****
--Tiriel

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.

Story Information

Author: HA Writers Group

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Other

Rating: General

Last Updated: 09/07/03

Original Post: 06/15/03

Go to Middle-earth Superstitions overview

Comments

No one has commented on this story yet. Be the first to comment!

Comments are hidden to prevent spoilers.
Click header to view comments

Talk to HA Writers Group

If you are a HASA member, you must login to submit a comment.

We're sorry. Only HASA members may post comments. If you would like to speak with the author, please use the "Email Author" button in the Reader Toolbox. If you would like to join HASA, click here. Membership is free.

Reader Toolbox   Log in for more tools