Decision, A: 16. The One They Left Behind Them

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16. The One They Left Behind Them

Days run together with nights; visions, waking and sleeping, fill my head. Some, pleasant—fireside suppers with friends held dear—until my hollow inside recalls reality.

Gloom surrounds me, encouraging darker dreams. Black hoods, black cloaks, clutching black hands...running, breathless and frightened...and woods, dark and deep, where friends were lost—or were they?

A small spark sprang to life; courage flowed through unlikely veins—too little, too late. Rough hands had borne me to this hole. 'Twas I who was lost.

The door opens, surprisingly gentle hands lift me...Who is this young giant with the booming voice?

By ~Nessime

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Discussion welcome - in the Drabble Mini-challenge #1 or in Nessime's Notes

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: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 10/30/03

Original Post: 08/11/03

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