All these hands: 3. Surrogate Hands

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3. Surrogate Hands

She grew paler by the second. This woman was lost for years, but she was now found. Would we lose her again? I prayed that we wouldn’t, not my beloved aunt, my surrogate mother.

With my hand, I pushed back the hair in her face. She’s an image of pure, pallid beauty.

It was like her life was a petal upon the edge of a fingertip, which could be easily blown away. I held onto her, in case she fell from the tips of those fingers. I moved too quickly and she fell. I let go of another motherly hand.

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: Elithien

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 1st Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 11/21/03

Original Post: 11/06/03

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