Brotherly Advice

Swimming Lessons

1. Swimming Lessons

Title: Swimming Lessons
Author: Karigan Rohanna (
Feedback: Please!
Summery: A single phrase can have a thousand meanings.
A/N: I sat there at my computer, knowing I had to fill something in for the "Brotherly Advice" challenge. Three stories came and went, and none felt right for the challenge. Then, I drabbled. 100 words exactly. For Sar.

"Remember," the elder had laughed, "always kick your feet, and don't panic when you go under. Just keep your head up. I’ll be there to help you."

"I will not forget," The younger had promised, “As long as you are there.”

The advice had served well, as had the swimming lessons, when the last bridge of Osgiliath fell, and safety was left only in flight across the river, grasping to dear brother for security.

And now, the advice proved once more true, as did the promise, as tears drowned gray eyes, and longing memory was the security left to hold.

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.


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Author: Karigan Rohanna

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Rating: General

Last Updated: 10/07/03

Original Post: 10/07/03

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