Wanderer: 2. Chapter 2

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2. Chapter 2

'Is it truly so unhappy?' the woman asks me. Concern is on her face. She is a very unusual mortal indeed.

'This is the site of an unhappy ending to a sad and foolish story', I answer her, and wonder what she will say and do now.

'And you do not want to speak of it, at least, not now anyway', she replies, looking out to sea in her turn.

'Once again, a perceptive lady', I said, with a short laugh.

'Will you walk with me? I am collecting some shells for the bottom of my friend's fish tank', she says in change of subject worthy of an elf.

I agree to walk with her, and we found many things on the beach that day, shells, strange seaweed neither of us had seen before, and many fish washed up by last night's king tide. This mortal woman proved a good companion, and when she discovered that I had nowhere to stay, she invited me home for as she said 'a good home cooked meal'. She seemed so worried about me that I could not say her nay; it is thousands of years since anyone showed worry over my wellbeing. Besides, I am curious about her, and as all know Elves must satisfy their curiosity

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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