Assorted Drabbles: 2. Waiting For Winter’s End

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2. Waiting For Winter’s End

The winter had been long, fraught with fear and worry. But spring, they’d heard, had reached Ithilien, and would soon touch Minas Tirith too. Then, the gardens spread between layers of harsh stone would bloom anew and some of the grimness that filled the city would be lifted, all hoped.

All except the weary man who from a high tower in the citadel gazed down at a barren courtyard where stood the skeletal remains of a long-dead tree.

To him, the new season seemed destined never to arrive.

In his hands he held the broken shards of an ancient horn.

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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: acacea

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/23/06

Original Post: 06/19/04

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