Patience: 1. Patience

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1. Patience

I must be patient.  If I am patient, my chance will come.

These chains that bind me are hard to bear, an ever-present reminder of my captivity and thraldom -- but I can bear them, for it is not forever.  If I am patient, my chance will come and I shall escape this slavery.

Lorgan the Easterling, who claims to own me, treats me evilly.  He thinks that by breaking my pride and my spirit, he will strike a blow against the House of Hador. But I cannot be broken. I shall endure everything, for I am strong.  If I am patient, my chance will come, and freedom shall be mine.

They are heavy, these chains.  I feel the cold, biting weight of them about my ankles, my feet held fast by iron shackles that bruise and chafe -- yet I can bear the pain and the limitations they bring, more easily than I can bear the weight of the grief and despair my enslaved people wear like fetters.  Such oppression is heavier than any physical binding.  Yet it is not forever.  If I am patient, my chance will come, and I shall rescue my people.

Patience... My chance comes....

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A/N: This story was inspired by the image Feet in Chains.


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: Linaewen

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 1st Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 03/14/14

Original Post: 03/14/14

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