Kin-strife for Christmas: 9. Tis A Truth Generally Acknowledged

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9. Tis A Truth Generally Acknowledged

When lords duel, their favors divide the lowly.

A wail, violin-high, goes up by Moon-high Wharf, then shouts, sounds of struggle. When guardsmen arrive, there's one man down, three on another, a woman and a crowd.

"What monkey business...?" Haldarion snarls, wrestling one Southron from golden-haired prey.

They're all three sheets winded – bottle-broke, utterly forked, the Southrons screaming: "Longneck scum!"

The battered Southron woman just rocks, keening. Ambarin grimaces. The grievance of idled hands!

"Lock holes for you," he mutters. 'Tis but a beginning: the crowd's discontent's ugly promise of more – mayhap worse – tomorrow...


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

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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