From Shadow to Shadow: 3. Ring and a ring

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3. Ring and a ring


Year 3292 in Imladviel's vision.

The Faceless One looks at the captured elf.
In his hand there is a ring of mithril with a red stone.
In his hand there is also a sword.

The elf is a woman, nobly dressed.
She speaks.
'This is no way to treat a Lady of Imladris!'
'Mllad-rriss.' The voice mocks her.
The Faceless One lifts his sword.

But he lowers the blade slowly.
'Ell-rrronnd?'
The blade points at a ring on her finger.
A simple golden ring it is, so how does he know?

Tears in her eyes.

Then... then... then...
Fire, Ice, Death, Body, Body, Mother! Pain, Born, Child. Death.

Mother.

Father?

With your sword I shall slay thee, gladly shall I pierce thy heart.
To Elrond I shall take my mother's ring,
for my mother's blood I take a fiery stone set in metal ice.
A fiery stone set in mithril.
Stone set in mithril.
Set in mithril.
Mithril.

Like my mother's blood, it is
precious...


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: Arwen Imladviel

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Akallabêth/Last Alliance

Genre: Other

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 06/05/03

Original Post: 01/01/03

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