drabbles and poems - serious: 10. snapshot: Flame of The West

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10. snapshot: Flame of The West

The visitors had gone inside, leaving what seemed an armoury leaning against the wall — elven bow, crossed as though defended by dwarven axe; knives, bone handled, lying awthart a blade out of ancient stories. Still, every eye was drawn to the long sword in its dark elven sheath that a legend come to life had carefully placed to stand apart.

“Threats seem a poor way for a king to begin,â€쳌 grumbled one of the guards, and Hama, the doorwarden, turned to glare.

“No threat you heardâ€쳌 he barked. “He spoke only truth, to save your miserable life. ‘Death shall come to any man that draws Elendil's sword save Elendil's heir.' The power is in the blade itself – can you not feel its wyrd, even where you stand?â€쳌

The men nodded and edged away, huddling at the door. Lightning pricked along their skin, and every man knew the King had returned.

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: fileg

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 11/24/03

Original Post: 08/13/03

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