Fell and Fair: 22. 2995 Third Age

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22. 2995 Third Age

Aldburg in the Folde
2995 Third Age

A young Rohirrim boy

"Daaaaaaddyyyyy! They’re after meeeeee!"

"Shhhhhh, Éomer, 'tis but a dream."

I burrow into Daddy's strong arms, sniffling, and beg a story. He laughs.

"Long ago, a little boy was chased by great ugly demons. He cried, 'Help!'... and do you know what happened then?"

Daddy's deep voice rumbles against my cheek. Too contented to speak, I shake my head.

"Two mysterious Grey Ghostriders came galloping across the grasslands to defend him, and scared the demons away! Then they carried him home — but before he could thank them, they vanished, faster than you can blink!"

But I cannot blink... eyes heavy....


Éomund climbs into bed, embracing my bulk with gentle arms, bellied against my back.

"He sleeps?"

"Aye... at last! He wanted a story; I told him of the Grey Ghostriders."

"You know," I tease, "my father told me it was a little girl they rescued...."

"That is not how the bards sing it! 'Tis most unseemly!"

I chuckle at his mock-disapproval. "Today... the midwife said the baby rides low...." He props himself on his elbow, puzzled.

"So... 'tis very likely a girl." I cover my ears, grinning at his most unseemly whoop.

A plaintive voice floats through the doorway: "Daaaaaddddyyyyy!"

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: Elena Tiriel

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 12/21/09

Original Post: 04/18/05

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Fell and Fair

Larner - 22 Oct 09 - 1:09 PM

Ch. 22: 2995 Third Age

And the tales continue.  And one day Eomer shall MEET those two Ghostriders himself!  And fight by their sides!

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I am a new author who is serious about improving my writing. Your comments, both positive and negative, will be treasured, evaluated, and incorporated freely!

Thank you in advance for your time and effort.

My fiction includes:

Fell and Fair (for the Sons of Elrond at the Field of Celebrant and the Alternate Perspectives Challenges)

ET's Legolas Song Parodies (for the International Legolas Month Song Parody Palooza Challenge)

Famous First Lines (for the It Was a Dark and Stormy Night Challenge)

Holiday Carols, Middle Earth-style (for the Carols in Middle-earth Challenge)

and numerous drabbles, including: Alas, Poor Ufthak!

I also compiled many entries for the HASA Resource Library, including the following small sampling:

Interesting People to Meet & Greet:
Orophin & Rúmil, The Bardings, and The Beornings

Cool Places to See & Be Seen:
The Elf-path, The Forest Gate, The High Pass of Rivendell, The Old Forest Road, Undertowers, The Westmarch, and Libraries of the Shire

Wild Fauna to Look (Out) For:
Black Squirrels, Butterflies, Hunting Dogs, The Kine of Araw, Giant Bats, Giant Moths, and Giant Spiders

Toothsome Treats to Eat:
Honey-cakes of the Beornings

Magical Powers to Admire (from a safe distance):
The Unlight of Ungoliant

Great Literature to Read:
The Red Book, The Thain's Book - Annotated Copy of the Red Book, Findegil's Copy of the Thain's Book, The Akallabêth, Herblore of the Shire, Old Words and Names in the Shire, The Reckoning of Years, The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen, The Tale of Years, and Translations from the Elvish

Important Events to Remember:
The Invasion of Calenardhon by Balchoth and Orcs, and The Battle of Dale and Siege of Erebor

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