Let There Be Light: 9. Bright in the Morning

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9. Bright in the Morning

(Prompt: Sunlight)

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She moves slowly around her chambers, selecting, packing – for I shall be leaving Imladris, whatever the end  – trying not to think, not to wonder...

In a sudden shaft of sunlight dust-motes dance and sparkle:  Arwen gasps as the waking-dream takes her, hearing the clash and din of battle, seeing Crown and Stars dazzling in the sun as the great standard sings in the wind; and then –

They won the day; but Halbarad is dead. Joy and grief settle together, inextricable, over her heart. She is still a long moment, remembering, grateful; then turns, and goes in search of her father.

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"...and behold! upon the foremost ship a great standard broke, and the wind displayed it as she turned towards the Harlond. There flowered a White Tree, and that was for Gondor; but Seven Stars were about it, and a high crown above it, the signs of Elendil that no lord had borne for years beyond count. And the stars flamed in the sunlight, for they were wrought of gems by Arwen daughter of Elrond; and the crown was bright in the morning, for it was wrought of mithril and gold."

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 6, The Battle of the Pelennor Fields.


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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