Wanderer: 14. Chapter 14

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14. Chapter 14

We have finished eating, and the fire has died down a lot. Maglor has built it up again, and has gone down close to water, as he walks up the beach a little, I hear him singing quietly. Soon he re joins me at the fire, wet to the knees from walking in the surf.

‘Hey, I didn’t know you can sing! That was beautiful’, I say to him.

‘I did not think you would hear me’, he said, surprised.

‘Not clearly, only bits and snatches. Could you please sing something for me? I’ve never heard such a beautiful voice before’, I ask him, hoping he will agree.

‘I have only sung for my own pleasure for many years.’

‘Please Maglor’ I ask him again.

‘We are here to watch for the whales’, he replies.

‘They won’t be a long for a couple of hours.’

‘Very well. But only if you walk with me’. He says, standing up and holding out his right hand to me. ‘It has been a long time since I have walked with a lady’.

I take his hand and he lifts me to my feet with one smooth controlled motion. We walk down to the water, Maglor having retained his hold on my left hand. The stars are reflecting on the waves, there is no breeze, and water on my feet is cool, but not icy. I have just started to get used to walking beside Maglor, and the feel of his hand clasping mine, when he starts singing, in the same beautiful language as before. Of course, I can’t understand him, but his singing is glorious.

Soon, he stops singing, and turns to face the ocean. Gently he pulls me to stand in front of him, so that I am also facing the waves. The water laps around our feet, as he places his hands on my shoulders, and whispers ‘Look at the waves, Bronwyn’.

As I gaze at the waves, I realise Maglor is singing again, and then suddenly the waves are taking on shapes as they break. I can see, horses, and deer, dogs, and mythical creatures like unicorns. I don’t know how long we stood there, I entranced, and Maglor singing softly in his incredible voice.

Suddenly I aware that he has stopped singing. The waves are once again only waves, and I feel almost disappointed.

‘You are shivering, we should go back to the fire’, he says, taking my hand again. Slowly we walk back to the fire, my mind whirling. I have just had the most incredible and romantic experience of my life, with a guy I have only known for a few days, and isn’t even the same species as me.

Ok, I don’t know where that chapter came from. I had meant to carry on and do the bit where Maglor tells his awful past to Bronwyn, but this happened instead. I think Maglor did it, he wants to show his nice side first. What will happen next? God knows.

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: Jillian Baade

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: Other

Genre: Romance

Rating: General

Last Updated: 04/26/04

Original Post: 06/26/02

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