Together We Will Take the Road...: 12. Words Unheard Were Spoken Then

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12. Words Unheard Were Spoken Then

Today's Challenge:
Hobbits are well known for their gift-giving traditions. Write a story or poem in which the exchange of gifts is featured, or use "gifting" as a theme for a piece of art.


Words Unheard Were Spoken Then

Galadriel walks steadily into the great ring of the Máhanaxar, slowly kneels, bows her head.  When she looks up, they have embodied around her. Beautiful and terrible; they do not change.

"I crave audience of the Powers..." She tells of Ulmo's vision; makes her plea, to open the Straight Way to a child of Aulë.

"And for this boon never before granted, daughter," Manwë's voice echoes in her head, "what wilt thou give?"

She smiles.  "My Lords, I will tell you a tale; of understanding between exiles, compassion between foes, and ancient enmity transformed to love..."


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: Azalais

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 4th Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 04/09/11

Original Post: 03/31/11

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