Together We Will Take the Road...: 30. I'll Linger Here, and Will Not Come

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30. I'll Linger Here, and Will Not Come

Today's Challenge (Day 3):
Some people have difficulty embracing changes and moving on. Write a story or poem or create artwork that shows the consequences of refusing to change.

I'll Linger Here, and Will Not Come

"Come with me", he had said. A new Greenwood, away to the South, in the country called Ithilien. To restore land and forests poisoned by orc-kind, to make all green and glad and growing for the new King of Men.

But then... she'd seen it in his eyes; the Sea had called him. One day, soon or late, he would sail. Leave behind the woods, the trees, the good green earth. She was as unwilling as her ancestors had been.

So, though it broke her heart, she'd refused him; and slowly, as the Age passed away, she began to fade...


(It's believed that most of Thranduil's Wood-Elves were of Sindar, not Avari, descent; but I've always liked the idea that a few of the Avari who had strayed west of the Blue Mountains might have got mixed up with them down the Ages...)

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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