Unfinished Drabbles: 15. Balance (Elrond)

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15. Balance (Elrond)

We stood above the lake of fire, and I saw the reason that had brought us there blown out.

Was it desire or vengeance most that masked your eyes? I think they had become as one to you. Too late I understood that ring and sword had moulded to your familiar hand.

You would take what you wanted, for you deemed your loss and your necessity greater than ours. And I could not prevent you, for the power of action was already yours. And I scarce had strength to draw more words and see them break against your heart.

– "Isildur!"


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Story Information

Author: Wild Iris

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 03/01/05

Original Post: 04/23/04

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