Assorted Drabbles: 7. Light from the Shadows - Alawa's birthday drabble

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7. Light from the Shadows - Alawa's birthday drabble

Shadowfax flies onward through the night: Pippin, roused from dozing, cries out as sudden flame races from peak to mountain-peak. Gandalf broods.

The beacons! Light in the darkness: yet will the flames of war kindle hope, or despair? Gondor's Steward calls for aid – but knows not yet that Gondor's King shall answer…

At Dunharrow, three watch the Kindler's beacons flame white in the midnight sky. Aragorn is grim-faced.

"We go to war by a dark road."

Halbarad grasps his shoulder briefly: "Yet light from the shadows shall spring."

Legolas nods. "Hope burns bright even here, while you are with us."


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: 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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