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1. The Dark Beyond the Door

The ship creaks. 'Tis dark past dawn. Another joins him, sits a stair above him, observes:

"You've not slept."


Long silence. Then:

"Pity the dawnstar's hidden."

"There's light and there's light," he replies, and doesn't say it. Despite years of longing he'll refrain for too-knowing friendship's sake, as he's embraced, cradled... powerfully aroused. 'Tis a sweeter ache than what awaits him, but—!

I'd gladly suffer if compassion's warmth flamed once to passion!

Overwhelmed suddenly, Halbarad blindly clutches, whispers pleadingly: "Don't let me go before my time!"

Arms tighten—bruising, steady tenderness as Aragorn murmurs fiercely, "Until the hour comes."

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: Dwimordene

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 08/16/05

Original Post: 08/16/05

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The Dark Beyond the Door

oshun - 02 Oct 06 - 8:43 PM

Ch. 1: The Dark Beyond the Door

I found this story by chance, looking for something else. I can't believe I hadn't read it. Beautiful. (I guess I better go double check to make sure I haven't missed anything else on your list!)


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Dwimordene - 03 Oct 06 - 5:16 AM

Ch. 1: The Dark Beyond the Door

Thanks, Oshun! Did you find the other story you were searching for?


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oshun - 03 Oct 06 - 3:47 PM

Ch. 1: The Dark Beyond the Door

Not yet--got distracted, but what a lovely, sad distraction. I wanted the one you wrote that was in G.A.'s birthday forum--not the Arwen one--the other one! (I'm technologically challenged these days!)


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Dwimordene - 03 Oct 06 - 9:19 PM

Ch. 1: The Dark Beyond the Door

Oh, you mean New Day Dawning?

You're not technologically challenged. It's in G.A.'s birthday card entry, too, but I hadn't put it up as an independent story at HASA.


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