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1. In Readiness for Departure

For Antane, I o r h a e l, and Xhebepiv's birthdays.

In Readiness for Departure.   

            "I'm ready to leave," Frodo said simply.   

            "But aren't you goin' t'wear your sword?" asked Rosie.

            "Why should I?"   

            "You're a-goin' out into the wild," she said.  "There might still be some of them ruffians about."   

            Sam added, "We may need to protect ourselves, Master."   

            Frodo shook his head, his expression closed.  "I gave Sting to you, Sam.  As I said before, I shall not raise a sword again."   

            "Not even if'n you're in danger?" Sam persisted.   

            "Especially not then."  His eyes softened.  "It was you who fought the spider, Sam.  In this, you follow Bilbo."   


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: Larner

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/25/14

Original Post: 02/25/14

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