Christmas 2006 Challenge : The Twelve Days of Tolkien: 8. Portent (Denethor II)

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8. Portent (Denethor II)

Denethor burst out of the stifling room, away from the Stone, away from the horror he had seen. He staggered down shadowed corridors, past cold stone pillars, past the surprised guards into the Court of the Fountain, into the light and open air. Only that the sun's rays were pale and sickly behind a dark cloud, and the air reeked of smoke.  He knew what burned.

He sank down by the Fountain, and saw in its reflection the dead Tree. Three carrion crows sat brazenly on its topmost branches, beady eyes filled with malice. Portents of death. Hope fled him.

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: Greywing

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/11/07

Original Post: 01/07/07

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