Together We Will Take the Road...: 31. Across So Wide a Sea

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31. Across So Wide a Sea

Today's Challenge (Day 21):  The words West and East are often used in the works of Tolkien. Write a story or poem or create an artwork that uses these words as the central focus, whether as cardinals, regions, or as metaphors.

Across So Wide a Sea

At sunset Gimli hobbles, very slowly, outside;  Legolas tucks a rug about him and they sit gazing East, as they have so many times.

"Do you ever wonder…?" the Elf asks softly.

Gimli grunts.  "'Tis Men's Age, now. My folk are dwindling, just like –"

He breaks off;  both know Legolas still hopes against hope that his father will one day bring West the last of his people.

"And if Mandos does keep a special Hall for Dwarves – well, I'll soon be finding out."

No more words;  they need none. Together they watch the light fade over the vast, empty Sea.


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: Azalais

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 4th Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 04/09/11

Original Post: 03/31/11

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