Kin-strife for Christmas: 5. In the Blind Night

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5. In the Blind Night

"Cursed squalling!"

Violins screeched in The Moon-high Wharf, hurrying the two Pelargir guards along their night watch. A quick eye and light cast down alleys for troubl—

Something towhead froze.

"Hoi!" Haldarion called. The boy shrank, trembling. Haldarion grabbed an arm, hard, shook, demanding, "What's your business? Well?"

"Hal." His partner intervened; the boy fled before his look.

"What? Little Longneck lice–"

"He's mute," Ambarin interrupted. "Harmless. Lives somewhere" – he gestured towards The Bottle – "with his sister."

Haldarion eyed Ambarin speculatively. "Sister, eh?" Ambarin said naught. His partner snorted, then clapped his shoulder. "Fine. Let's go!"


 Prompt: bottle, wharf, violin, moon


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: Dwimordene

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: 3rd Age - The Kings

Genre: General

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 12/24/08

Original Post: 12/06/08

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