Rotten No More; a farewell letter to Aruthir.: 1. Despair/Hope

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1. Despair/Hope

The storm rages on overhead.
 I do not need to start or flinch,
 For I have never feared it.
 I hear my family call to me.
 But I cannot leave my love, my Aruthir -
 Who cares for nothing but his vines!

I go to him, plead with him once more.
 Face filled with rage; he throws me from him!
 When I recover my senses the ships are gone...
 My Aruthir has abandoned me!
 Abandoned me here, in this hateful place!
 Utterly alone, I despair; I despair.


 Half a year I have been here alone.
 A few weeks past, a tall horseman passed by...
 He lifted me up from the rotten ground.
 He spoke so kindly; asked me to go with him.
 But I was afraid, so very afraid! 
 I ran from him and hid in my terror!

 Every day the rider comes by...

Every day, he asks me to leave with him.
 Aruthir is gone; he will never come back.
 I cannot stay here in this terrible place!
 Tomorrow, my dark rider will come...
 Tomorrow, I shall go with him.

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: Lorniel is not an Elf

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/22/14

Original Post: 06/22/14

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