Kin-strife for Christmas: 13. Night Walkers

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13. Night Walkers

The moon like crystal sheds watery light on wharf and river, falling in sheets upon Pelargir. Fears monkey in shadows. The eye plays tricks – what lies therein? Death? In The Bottle, darkness has holes to hide him in.

Thrasja walks alone tonight. Unwise. When the road forks blindly, she clutches Haurnja's pendant close.

Wise men stay locked in nights, but who can turn coins, works: she's ale to pour; violin tucked under arm, Adris has dirges to play.

Movement catches his eye: green, flowing between shadows – following her.

Greencoat. Adris bites his lip, then raises his bow: Good luck, lass!

Prompt: bottle, wharf, violin, moon, monkey, fork, hole, lock, sheet, pendant, crystal

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: Dwimordene

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: 3rd Age - The Kings

Genre: General

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 12/24/08

Original Post: 12/06/08

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