Let There Be Light: 7. To His Northern Fields Never Returning

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7. To His Northern Fields Never Returning

(Prompt: Torchlight)


Hour after hour, eyes fixed on the dim flicker of Aragorn's torchlight ahead; steady clopping of hooves, horses' unnerved snorts, and at their backs an endless rustling whisper…

I have seen my death.

He had known it, in sudden cold shock, as he stood before that threshold; inescapable. Why then flee?  For I do not, truly, fear to die; only that he may fail…

Thinking of Ithilwen's grief, the children's faces, wrings his heart. But he grasps the thick dark cloth of his burden, strapped in its bindings below his saddle; I will keep faith. With him… and with her.


"'This is an evil door,' said Halbarad, 'and my death lies beyond it.'" The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 2, The Passing of the Grey Company.

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: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/04/12

Original Post: 01/04/12

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