Lithe Challenge

Midsummer Night's Drabbles, A

2. The Longest Day

Midsummer, 3018 – Ithilien.

The rangers crouched in the caves remember the celebrations of their boyhoods: bonfires dotting the open field.  The children would pin their wishes to every spark, as if they were shooting stars.  Now they know that the Enemy looms near; they must let night's darkness complete itself – why risk such folly?

Now, what do we wish for? Faramir wonders, just as Mablung puts in, "Tonight the stars give permission to rejoice."  The Captain looks up, and smiles – all the bonfires of Arda. 

Today was the longest day, but ere next summer, they must face the longest night.


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Author: Aliana

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Completion: Complete

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Last Updated: 06/22/05

Original Post: 06/22/05

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