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."
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