Of The Princes: 3. Spoils of War - Theodred

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3. Spoils of War - Theodred

"This was all we found, my lord."

Theodred's disquiet turned into dread as he beheld the unmoving bundle the Rider extended.

Only years of fostering an iron will kept Theodred's hands from trembling as he took the bundle. He unwrapped the rough burlap with less-than-practiced fingers, fearing what he would find beneath.

The coarse fibers burned his skin; the blood on the fabric repulsively sticky to the touch.

The child's face was peaceful, if bloodstreaked. Sorrrow welled in Theodred's chest, and he drew one gentle finger down her cold cheek.

She jerked in his arms, opened her mouth, and wailed.

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: EdorasLass

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Other

Rating: General

Last Updated: 04/06/08

Original Post: 06/05/06

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