One decision made differently - the Three Hunters run through that second night of their chase after the Orcs rather than rest - and everything changes. Well, not everything. They're merely captured by the Orcs like Merry and Pippin. Not in the plan.
One decision changed doesn't change one's destiny, however. How each of them are to reach the fate destiny has in store for them is a bit peskier, though...
In this AU story, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli are captured by the Orcs, then struggle to return to their task. There's action and adventure, suspense, not too much angst, and hopefully an enjoyable story for all. Feedback is welcome!
Thanks as ever to the tireless beta, Thundera Tiger!
|1||Decision||2,322||2||13 Jun 08|
|2||Taking Winnings||6,552||0||13 Jun 08|
|3||To Isengard||6,651||0||13 Jun 08|
|4||Looking for Escape||5,539||0||13 Jun 08|
|5||Hope against Hope||4,176||2||13 Jun 08|
|6||Orthanc||6,371||0||13 Jun 08|
|7||Hope Fails||4,503||1||13 Jun 08|
|8||Dreams||7,506||0||18 Jun 08|
|9||Plans||5,868||0||25 Jun 08|
|10||Reality||5,465||0||06 Jul 08|
|11||Travel||5,651||2||13 Jul 08|
|12||Strange Sights||4,955||0||19 Jul 08|
|13||Freedom for the Taking||6,727||0||02 Aug 08|
|14||Brief Freedom||8,062||2||05 Oct 08|
|15||Healing||7,782||0||22 Aug 08|
|16||Breaking||5,421||4||25 Aug 08|
|17||Reunions and Returns||8,847||0||02 Sep 08|
|18||Going Forth||7,502||0||07 Sep 08|
|19||Farewell||6,125||2||17 Sep 08|
|20||Epilogue||5,499||2||10 Mar 09|
|Appx. Word Count||121,524||17|