Two Sword Drabbles: 1. Shard

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1. Shard

At the sight of the broken sword, he forgot, for an instant, Isildur's doom, and the shadow in the East; he forgot even the man who watched him. He lifted the hilt and for that moment he became Isildur at the moment of triumph, as the Ring fell to the ground.

Then the blade drew his blood, and he remembered who he was, and what he was, and why he had come to Imladris; and he turned to find the man's eyes on him, seeing. And he could not put it down quickly enough, the sword not his to wield.

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: Cruisedirector

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 11/16/03

Original Post: 11/14/03

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