Sins of the Fathers: 6. Gluttony: The Sin of Denethor

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6. Gluttony: The Sin of Denethor

Rivers of red flow on gleaming metal; flesh is torn, to lie cold and forgotten.

This is what you are brought to.

The fruits of your labours.

Dark wine stains silver goblet; roasted fowl sits cool upon your tongue.

Such a feast laid out before you.

Eat your fill.

Drink to their sacrifice.

He had no wine afore his ride. No sweet game took the bitter taste from his mouth: The taste of betrayal.

Eat well, my lord, for soon all food will be as dust to you.

Eat well as your kingdom crumbles.

Eat well as your son dies.

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: SheBit

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/01/05

Original Post: 05/12/05

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