Collection of Drabbles, A: 5. Third Line

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5. Third Line

The voices of the slain call out to us, mere whispers on the wind. For none of us remain untouched by this war. We have all lost kin, or those we hold as dear as kin. Yet pride and honour demand that we put grief aside until the time comes, if ever, in which we can allow ourselves the luxury of remembrance.

Those of us left may never have the chance to grieve. We go now to the lands of the enemy, and my men march to their deaths.

I shall be the first and last king of my line.


A drabble from the point of view of Éomer on the way to The Black Gate in response to the Drabble Decisions Challenge.

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: Elvenesse

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Other

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/25/05

Original Post: 03/11/04

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