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1. I Expected........

The end, I slump upon the ground, my head bowed, an ungraceful position for a herald. Now a herald of a dead king. This victory tastes sour in my mouth, how can it be a victory after so much death. It almost feels like failure, for what really have we won?
Elendil's son now bears the One, against our will, yet we could not halt him, we are as powerless as with Sauron, and our leaders lost. I watched my King, my friend, burn in the evil one's grasp, I would have thrown myself in his place, but to Sauron I was worthless, a worm on the ground, a fish out of water. I will not fight again, war has taken from me things I held most dear. I never shall lift sword again in anger, this I swear upon the Valar. I expected victory to be somewhat different, for in victory there is joy. To me mind, there is little joy this day...........

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: Peregrin Ionad

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Akallabêth/Last Alliance

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/22/07

Original Post: 05/22/07

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