Two Sword Drabbles: 2. Edge

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2. Edge

You wanted to die with your blade in your hands, so I left it there, although I longed to put it aside; to pull off our gloves, take whatever small connection of the flesh might have been left to us. You chose a soldier's death.

You called me king, and captain. Those were not the words I wanted, yet it was your end, your choice. I did not interfere. Still, when it was over, I took your vambraces to guard my sword arm; for I had lost you, my sword arm, to the falls, with your blade in your hands.

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: Cruisedirector

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 11/16/03

Original Post: 11/14/03

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