Horse & Rider: 1. Horse & Rider

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1. Horse & Rider

The horse was a gift from Eomer, and a magnificent beast Arod was. Legolas admired the white coat, mane, and tail. He appreciated the proud attitude and stance of the animal, so much like the men of Rohan. This horse was bred for stamina, bravery, and battle. And his eyes looked squarely upon the rider who neared him. There was no tack on him, for this rider had no need of it. Legolas patted Arod's neck and shoulders affectionately, then grabbed a handful of hair and swung up upon his back. Arod shifted underneath him, but did not bolt. Praising the horse, Legolas smiled brightly.

"Let us chase the wind, Arod!"

Legolas did not need to give any more encouragement. Arod took off across the plains, running as fast as he could. The elf on his back rode low to give less resistance, and from a distance the two appeared to be one. Golden hair mingled with white mane and all streaked back as if it were a flag. From the walls of Edoras, two kings and a dwarf stood watching their elven friend and his horse flash by at break-neck speed.

They heard Legolas' laughter as he passed by.

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: isilelensar

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 4th Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 07/10/06

Original Post: 07/10/06

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