Arandil's Drabbles: 8. Third Age - Ring War - Evil

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8. Third Age - Ring War - Evil

Title: Perspective
Age: Third Age - Ring War
PoV: First Person - Gríma Wormtongue
Other Characters: Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli
InstaDrabble Words: south, alleged, strangers, accuse

There came strangers to our land; that evil enchanter, Mithrandir, a freakish elf, a disturbing dwarf, and a man who looks to be from Gondor in the south, allegedly the heir of Elendil, if that means aught to us in these modern days. I watched them approach and for the safety of the king, I ordered their weapons be confiscated. Accusing me of treason, they stripped me of my rank and dared to throw me out into the wild like some common filthy criminal.

If ever I wondered at my choice of allegiances, they have dispelled any of my doubt.

Title: Untitled
Age: Third Age - Ring War
PoV: Third Person - Ashrak (orc)
InstaDrabble Words: dreamed, heated, plains, push, questions

It was just as he had always dreamed; running across the plains, quarry on his back, their pace forcing him to push his muscles to near exhaustion. Ashrak thrilled when he could finally join the elders in battle and felt honored when they asked him to bear one of the fruits of war home on his shoulders.

The others stopped, forcing Ashrak to pull up short. Heated questions were thrown back and forth under the hot sun of the land called Rohan in the vile common tongue. Why were those Mordor Orcs interfering? Their master would have words about that.

Title: Righteous
Age: Third Age - Ring War
PoV: First Person - Mouth of Sauron
Other Characters: Aragorn
InstaDrabble Words: amicable, righteous, assault, learn

It felt righteous.

Men may appear amicable, but beneath that fair façade lies a hidden monster, biding its time to erupt forth, assaulting the word with its fell intentions. I should know. I used to be a man.

When the one they call king learned of the halfling’s death, the contortion of his face, the pain he was feeling, it was worth all the trouble and lies to get the young whelp’s belongings. And well he deserved it, after all the insolence that so called fair city of theirs displays to our lord and master.

Yes, today I felt righteous.

Title: Untitled
Age: Third Age - Ring War
PoV: First Person - Marshall of Mordor
Other Characters: General of Mordor
InstaDrabble Words: consummate, aridity, bang, notice

I believe myself to be a fair leader, but there are some things that just can not be accepted if one is to maintain sufficiently intimidating control.

When one of my generals came to me with notice of troops forming just outside our borders, at first, I was appreciative, but when I read the report and noticed such inane words as “bang” and “aridity,” I had no choice but to eliminate him. Pity, for he had become a consummate master of the art of torture, knowing just how far to push those elves until they are at their breaking point.

Title: Webs
Age: N/A
PoV: Third Person - Shelob

There was nothing to do now but wait.

Before, there was the craft; the exquisite pleasure taken from a talent long developed, a skill long honed. Darting in, spinning out. Layer upon layer of silk so fine, formed into something so strong that most were incapable of breaking it.

Complex it was, combined of simple fragments; much like the lives of her prey. They too spun webs; of deceit, of lies. Hers were out of necessity; theirs, of malice.

Yes, nothing to do but wait for one to happen along. Fitting their demise would be brought upon by a web.

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: Arandil

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Other

Rating: General

Last Updated: 08/19/05

Original Post: 07/13/04

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