Drabbles: 5. Forty

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5. Forty

Shivering in his wet cloak, Thorongil waited for the end of his watch. Standing guard in the misery of this drizzly Ithilien morning was not how he had envisioned spending his fortieth birthday. He doubted any of the men even knew it was his birthday, or they might have spared him the early morning watch. Then again, he had found the sense of humour of these Rangers of Gondor to be as warped as that of those of the North, and had they known, they might have given him both morning and evening duty, to 'keep him out of mischief.'




Originally written for the April 2008 Birthday Workshop for Fliewatuet's birthday.

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: Nath

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/03/14

Original Post: 06/28/07

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