Decision, A: 24. The Path

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24. The Path

What shall I do?

On one hand is offered to me the everlasting bliss of Valinor. On the other hand is mortality and death, to be with the one who has come to mean all to me, the one I love. Which shall I choose? Love or Life?

Light is but a vain mockery without him. Like a flame he is in spirit, and I love him. Even in the Blessed Realm all will seem cold without him. I cannot live for eternity without him. Arda is but a small part in Ea, all that is, and beyond Arda we may be toghether for all of eternity. Surely that is bliss.

I shall choose the path of love.


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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