To Show His Quality: 5. Long was the Way

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5. Long was the Way

For the "Wrestling" prompt.

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For years he's wrestled with memories of fire, dreams of water - grateful for Eowyn beside him, understanding; each ready to battle the other's demons in place of their own.

Mithrandir, Aragorn, Imrahil all told him; Your father loved you. Judge him not over-harshly for the despair to which Sauron brought him at the last.

There's never a moment of transformation; rather a slow acceptance, an imperceptible ebbing of his heart's heaviness –  till, one day, he realises it has gone.

The day he holds his newborn son – and remembers the grandfather Elboron will never know with sadness, and pride.


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: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 08/17/11

Original Post: 08/17/11

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