DrummerWench's Short Stuff: 2. The Cry of the Gull

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2. The Cry of the Gull

Written for the September 2006 Birthday Challenge.  Haldirriel asked for a tale about her love, Legolas, or Haldir.  I'm afraid it wound up not very cheerful...  Legolas at Pelargir.


Nock.  Draw.  Release. 

The arrows passed through the shades of men and into the bodies of men.  The gulls passed through the shades as well. 

Nock.  Draw.  Release. 

He heard the cries of the gulls.  He smelled the brine.  The sound of the water slapping against the sides of the boats came loud to his ears. 

Nock.  Draw.  Release. 

The pull of the unseen Sea shocked him, though he did not falter, for he was well-trained and well-practiced. 

Nock.  Draw.  Release. 

The army swept past him on both sides.  He lowered his bow.  He bowed his head.

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: DrummerWench

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 04/11/10

Original Post: 09/27/06

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