Arandil's Drabbles: 9. Fourth Age - Good

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9. Fourth Age - Good

Title: Much to Learn
Age: Fourth Age
PoV: First Person - Gimli
Other Characters: Legolas

“Behold the magnificence!”

I see the Elf arch his eyebrow, a look of disdain crossing his face. “Master Dwarf,” he says, “I see closed-in space; dark, cold and devoid of life. Where do you look, my friend, that you see magnificence?”

I reach up, taking his shoulder in my hand, smiling at the fact that such a far-sighted individual can miss the beauty right in front of him. “Look again. I see rainbows of light sparkling around every corner.”

He looks at me and smiles. “We still have much to learn about each other.”

“Aye, my friend, that we do.”

Title: Cause for Celebration
Age: Fourth Age
PoV: Third Person - Faramir
Other Characters: Legolas, Éowyn

“Come, Faramir, let us celebrate!”

Faramir’s reverie was broken by the Elf who suddenly appeared beside him. He looked once more at the forest, so transformed from merely a year ago.

“Yes, Legolas, for we have much reason to. A year’s hard work and the Garden of Gondor nearly restored to its former glory.”

The Elf’s eyes twinkled and he smiled secretively as Éowyn approached. “Faramir! There is something I must tell you.”

Faramir did not notice the Elf’s departure, concerned as he was over Éowyn’s anxious manner. Her news quickly dispelled his worry. He would soon be a father!

Title: A Welcome Visitor
Age: Fourth Age
PoV: Third Person Omniscient
Other Characters: Arwen, Elladan
InstaDrabble Words: clothing, exotic, mysterious, shipwreck

The tall stranger approached the innermost circle of the city. His clothing was exotic and not recognizable to the people of Minas Tirith. He wore a cloak about his shoulders, its hood pulled up over his head, increasing the mysterious aura surrounding him. Unexpected to those that watched, the Queen ran towards him and embraced him.

“I wondered when you would come.” She said as he released her. “I heard of the shipwreck and feared the worst.”

The man threw down his hood exposing raven hair and bright gray eyes, intense as the night’s first star. “Worry not, muinthel nín.”

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muinthel nín: my sister

Title: Untitled
Age: Fourth Age
PoV: First Person - Éowyn
Other Characters: Faramir

When I look at him, I see a shadow in his eyes, but it lifts as soon as he sees me. So much has he lost; so much have we both lost.

I always imagined myself having to be strong in order to endure a life as someone’s wife, and it turns out to be true, but not in the way I had thought. We must be strong for each other, and fill the void left in both of our hearts by this war.

He says he finds his strength in me. I know I now find mine in him.

Title: Gone
Age: Fourth Age
PoV: First Person - Legolas
Other Characters: Aragorn, Gimli

He is gone.

The pain stings my heart much like the cries of the gulls pierce my soul. A hand grasps my arm in an attempt at comfort and an expression of shared grief. I turn and look at my friend with new eyes. My last mortal friend. How long until he is taken from me as well? Why must my friends go where I may not follow? Alas for the curse of my people that I must watch while all I hold dear fades away.

He is gone, and with him a part of me is lost as well.

Title: Of Dwarves and Men
Age: Fourth Age
PoV: Aragorn
Other Characters: Arwen, Gimli

“You did what?”

Aragorn chuckled at Arwen’s startled outburst. “I tossed him. He asked me to and I did.” He shook his head, thinking back to the moment in question, glad that he could now laugh about it despite the circumstances surrounding it. “He would not have made it otherwise.”

Arwen face remained neutral, but Aragorn could see her eyes dancing. “I’m sure his pride was injured, nonetheless.”

“It was. In fact, do you know what he said as I reached for him?” Aragorn’s eyes twinkled as Arwen shook her head. “‘Don’t tell the elf.’”

Arwen’s only response was laughter.

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: Arandil

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Other

Rating: General

Last Updated: 08/19/05

Original Post: 07/13/04

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