drabbles and poems - serious: 13. drabble: At Risk

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13. drabble: At Risk

“Where's Frodo?â€쳌 Merry asked, but that is not what my heart heard. Turning, my eyes found your shield, carried so long, leaning alone in the place where I thought you to be.

Scattered, divided, leaderless, my companions dispersed in all directions. What had made me think I could hold them together? Faith? Will? Love?

When I heard the high wail of the horn, I threw myself headlong into the fight, desperately trying not to see that I had already failed.

Why did you go off without me? After so long, what made you pick this moment to leave your shield behind?

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: 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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