Agape Before Ever Eros: 1. Agape Before Ever Eros.

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1. Agape Before Ever Eros.

The land dissolves behind his film of tears, as well-loved shapes smear smaller by the minute against the misted grey and green. Two blur together, weeping as one, brave front melted now to mourning. Sam stands apart, bowed by that desolate, silent sorrow lingering salt on Frodo’s lips. ‘Not yet… Your time may come…’ More than a hint and less than a promise. But Sam has borne the Ring, and more, Sam's hope has borne the Bearer past all hope. Without Sam the quest had failed. At last, as ever, he will follow - and uncertain one day become their always.

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: Tiriel

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 08/21/05

Original Post: 10/24/04

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