10. Flotsam and Jetsam
Today's Challenge (Day 13):
Write a story or poem or create artwork featuring unanswered requests, prayers or pleas.
Flotsam and Jetsam
Legolas had been right; the bank of cloud at the very edge of a flawless blue sky grew, spread as the swell rose, became a violent storm.
Now the Elf battles to hold the helm steady. Slumped retching in the heaving bows, Gimli prays: Mahal, if ever I was faithful, just kill me now... Dimly he's aware of Legolas murmuring, "A Ulu, hîr i aearon..."
It's the second prayer that's answered; just as Gimli can endure no more, the wind begins to drop and the clouds clear. Soon the sea's glass again. Legolas sighs with relief: "I think we're through."
A Ulu, hîr i aearon.. - O Ulmo, Lord of Waters. (Various sites on the Web give Ulu as the Sindarin form of Ulmo, but none with any JRRT citation to back it up. If anyone can prove or disprove this one that would satisfy my geeky side!)
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