Poros: 1. Seize the day

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1. Seize the day

Prompt: Borrow
Summary: "Waste no man's time in war."


'Twas said "Hurrhabi" meant "luck spirits," who bartered favors with mortals. Had Aragorn known how, he might've bartered: his men had burned Hurrhabi's shipyard behind its protective cove-chain, but fortune was fickle:

"Haradrim are flanking us," his second, Belarion, warned. "We'll be cut off!"

War admits no hesitations. "Open their slave-pens," he ordered. "Give them torches."

"But captain," Belarion protested, "we can't take them all aboard our – "

"Do it! Hear me!"Aragorn raised his voice to clamoring captives. "There lie Harad's ships! Who would see home must take one!" And to Belarion, standing aghast, snapped: "Borrowed time, lieutenant – now move!"


Notes: Hurrhabi: the name I gave to that point on the map called "The City of the Corsairs" in Trust.


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: Dwimordene

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Drama

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 02/08/12

Original Post: 02/08/12

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