Fliewatuet's Flimsy Ficlets: 20. Close Quarters

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20. Close Quarters

Close Quarters
A Drabble

"What now?" Halbarad surreptisiously rubbed bruised knuckles.

"This episode will not improve our reputation in Bree-land," Aragorn replied icily. Halbard, for all his 80 years, felt like a chastised youth under Aragorn's steely gaze. Though, truth be told, Aragorn looked as bedraggled as Halbarad felt: His hair was dripping wet, his shirt torn and his right eye swollen almost shut. Yet his glare had not suffered. Not in the least.

"You know Bill Ferny," Halbarad sighed.

"I do! And he's not worth a night spent in the lock-up."

"At least it's dry."

"Still I would prefer to have the key!"

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A/N: More InstaDrabbling. Inspired by the prompt: The Key: Can open anything.

Posted: 2012-02-07


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.

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Author: fliewatuet

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/07/12

Original Post: 07/29/04

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