Together We Will Take the Road...: 5. Sworn Word May Strengthen Quaking Heart

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5. Sworn Word May Strengthen Quaking Heart

Today's Challenge:
"There would be no one to frighten you if you refused to be afraid." -Gandhi. Write a story or poem or create artwork where the character conquers his or her fears.

 

Sworn Word May Strengthen Quaking Heart

Once he steps on to that deck, there's no going back.

We'll founder. Call that a ship? It's an eggshell. I've seen storms down at Dol Amroth; waves high as the Dwarrowdelf. Will we even find this Straight Road, this 'mighty bridge invisible'?

But none of these are the fear which wakes him in the watches of the night; they will not let me in. Why should High-Elves, Valar, admit one to their eyes stunted, rough, unlovely? And then – I'll drift forever on some otherworldly ocean, alone...

Legolas holds out his hand. Gimli takes a deep breath – and steps forward.

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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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Together We Will Take the Road...

Maia - 14 Apr 11 - 11:40 AM

Ch. 5: Sworn Word May Strengthen Quaking Heart

Why should High-Elves, Valar, admit one to their eyes stunted, rough, unlovely? And then – I'll drift forever on some otherworldly ocean, alone... Oh, Gimli. Legolas holds out his hand. Gimli takes a deep breath – and steps forward. What tremendous courage. And trust. And love.

Together We Will Take the Road...

Azalais - 14 Apr 11 - 3:43 PM

Ch. 5: Sworn Word May Strengthen Quaking Heart

Oh, Gimli.

I know. For all Gimli's groundedness and self-belief, I realised when thinking about this one that he has that little core of insecurity like anyone else; there's a bit of him that knows how impossibly perfect Elves can seem, and wonders how he can ever match up...


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