Washed Clean: 8. Promise to the Departing

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8. Promise to the Departing

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Promise to the Departing

            Frodo sat by Bilbo's bed, holding his hand.  "I've found the Sea comforting.  It bore me here to my healing, and has washed away my fears.  Its rhythms sing peace to my spirit.  Its colors delight me, and its bounty feeds me.  I rejoice when it's calm, and dance when it's stirred by storms.

            "One day I pray it will bear Sam here so I won't continue the only mortal living within Valinor.  Eru willing, I'll tarry until he chooses whether or not to come.  Then we will rejoin you."

            "Good!" breathed the old Hobbit, and smiling, released his spirit.


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: Larner

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 4th Age

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 03/01/11

Original Post: 01/25/11

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