17. From the Ashes a Fire Shall be Woken
Today's challenge (Day 29): "Darkness is only driven out with light, not more darkness." --Martin Luther King, Jr. Write a story or poem or create artwork where your character battles and overcomes their darkest hour.
From the Ashes a Fire Shall be Woken
"That must have been a bad moment," Rusnathron remarks.
"A few thousand orcs storming Helm's Deep in pouring rain?" Gimli snorts.
"'Twas a dark hour," Legolas agrees, "yet not the darkest..."
Rusnathron raises an eyebrow, refilling Legolas' goblet.
"Before the Black Gate," the Elf whispers. "Sauron's messenger brandished Sam's sword, and Frodo's mithril-coat. I would have gone willingly enough to my death, we all would – but to fall thinking we left Middle-earth the Dark Lord's, that the Quest had failed..."
"Yet you fought on."
"For Frodo, friendship, and the Fellowship. And though all hope seemed lost... the Light prevailed."