Fliewatuet's Flimsy Ficlets: 5. Aftermath

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5. Aftermath

A drabble

The captain's face was pale even against the pure white of the linen sheets. Denethor regarded Thorongil's still form upon the bed for just a moment longer, then turned steel-grey eyes upon the company's healer who was about to leave the tent.

The healer turned, as if stopped by the intense gaze of the Steward's son.

"Will he live?" Gondor could ill afford to lose the captain.

A nod. "Aye, but it will take time until he is fully recovered." A pause. "What happened to him?"

"He volunteered to stage a diversion. None of us knew at what cost."

A/N: I became the victim of another InstaDrabble session. This time the words pure, bed, steel and diversion were given.

Posted: 2006-11-04

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: 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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