Assorted Drabbles: 13. Hands of a Healer - Forodwaith's birthday drabble

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13. Hands of a Healer - Forodwaith's birthday drabble

"Glorfindel was sighted bringing them from the Ford; one they bear as though lifeless-" Elrond looks at once from the breathless Elf to his daughter; she nods and is gone.

Opening and closing the herbary's many drawers with deft speed, Arwen lists methodically: Willowbark, for fever; nettle, for bleeding; athelas, for-

Do not name it. She straightens up. All is ready.

Hinges creak: she looks round, then down.

"From the Ford?" The normally cheerful voice quavers. "Is-is it Frodo?..."

She drops to one knee beside him, takes the small cold hands in hers.

"Have courage, Bilbo. Here there is healing."


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Story Information

Author: Azalais

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/11/11

Original Post: 07/16/04

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Inspiring Drabbles - 15 stories - Owner: Elena Tiriel
Elena Tiriel's favorite drabbles (vignettes of precisely 100 words), drabble multiples, or drabble series from Tolkien fanfic; a very personal and eclectic list of drabbles at HASA that have touched me in some way. See Inspiring Stories for a list of favorite stories of other types.
Included because: See Olórin I was in my Youth in the West that is Forgotten; a perfect gem of a drabble with hauntingly beautiful language.

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