Unfinished Drabbles: 6. Messengers (Elrond)

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6. Messengers (Elrond)

I was a child when the star appeared, in the wild days of rumour. Someone said to me: it is your father, young one; he left as the herald of the Slain, and he is returned as the herald of the Valar.

I knew it for truth. I spoke my hopes to Eärendil in the secret places of the night.

I knew it for falsehood, when my brother died. The star was a ball of fire, and my father at the bottom of the sea.

For no one who had seen those legends wrought had returned to tell the truth of them in Ennor.

Until now.

(Birthday drabble spanning paranoidangel and nutterzoi.)

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: Wild Iris

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 03/01/05

Original Post: 04/23/04

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