Of Traitors, Fountains and Flowers: 3. Flowers

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3. Flowers

   He could smell the scent of burning flesh as his body caught, but he could barely feel the heat of the fire as it raced up his once glorious hair, nor feel pain as his skin charred. He saw nothing, thankfully, he closed his eyes to welcome oblivion. His spirit fled his body just before he smashed into the jagged rocks at the bottom of the cleft. Amongst the stones there grew a proud flower, tall and straight amongst the twisted weeds, but fire consumed it and it withered. But next to it there was another flower, miraculously untouched by the flames. His burt hand came to rest, crushing it. For there would be no more Golden Flowers, and no more golden lords to rule over them. Vanwa Aennoio vanwa. Laurëlótë cántana. Emmë nyénuvar lin laurëlótë. But no number of tears can quench fire.

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: Peregrin Ionad

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: 1st Age

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 12/15/07

Original Post: 12/08/07

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