12. drabble: Before The Fall
â€œHe stood upon the bridge alone
and Fire and Shadow both defied;â€쳌
Frodo faltered. Sorrow welled up like shadow and flame. Pain, searing hot tried to deny him even the comfort of offering these words â€“ meager, but all he had been able to give.
The strength to go on came like the clasp of a hand on his shoulder. Narya, whose strongest power had always been to kindle the fire in the heart, blazed. For the briefest of moments, the pain had no power...
â€œhis staff was broken on the stone,â€쳌 he managed at last.
â€œin Khazad-dum his wisdom died.
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