Together We Will Take the Road...: 33. Under a Swift Sunrise

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33. Under a Swift Sunrise

Today's Challenge (Day 24):
Write a story or poem or create artwork using one or more animals as symbols, omens, or metaphors.


Under a Swift Sunrise

When he begins dreaming of seabirds calling, he knows not why – the sea-longing's half an Age past; yet he's restless.

One night he leaves the trees, rides by starlight through the Calacirya down to Alqualondë.  Before dawn he's on the quayside.

As the clouds turn rose-gold he glimpses something, silhouetted against the rising sun; strains to see to the horizon. It draws closer; a grey ship...

The Elf standing in the bows doesn't wait for the gangplank to be lowered. The moment they nudge the quay, he vaults the rail and pulls Legolas into his arms:

"My son. My son!"

The End

Many thanks to: the Silmarillion Writers' Guild and Many Paths to Tread for organising Back to Middle-Earth Month 2011, and producing the lovely passport stamps (you can see my completed and stamped passport here); and everyone on LiveJournal and the H-A mailing list who commented and encouraged me through the month. It was fun!

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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