Short, Occasionally Sweet: 23. Children of Aulë, Children of Men (Dwarves, Númenoreans)

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23. Children of Aulë, Children of Men (Dwarves, Númenoreans)

To me it feels like exile, but to my son it is an adventure. Days of sailing. No land in sight. Every day the land we left forever draws closer. Finally, the new harbour. We tie up to the rude jetty, unload the trade goods and wait. They come and my son dances with excitement. “Look, look! They are no taller than me!” My hand on his shoulder, we offer greetings. They grunt and accept the trade for their wrought steel. Later, I find my son at their fire, smiling, laughing, hearing tales. I visit. This land will be his.

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: Gwynnyd

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/08/09

Original Post: 11/16/04

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