What Came To Pass: 1. What Came To Pass

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1. What Came To Pass

I survived, you know- though my power was spent, I could not be destroyed.

 I watched my armies scattered and my works cast down, true, but I remained- every cry in the night, every horror in the shadows, every atrocity wrought in my name…

 I was there when the last of the Elves left for Aman, when the last Dwarf abandoned the sunlit world, when the last Ent ceased his singing…

 I was there, and I watched, and I smiled.

 I watched as Men grew fractious once more and brother turned again on brother. Though I could do nothing, I needed to do nothing, and had I still mouth to do so my laughter would have deafened the world. My heart soared as blood was spilled, as forests fed fires fed factories, as death and disease and misery filled the world and the beautiful light of the Creator slowly faded in the baleful glare of "progress".

 I am naught but nightmare now- naught but faded terror and forgotten tale…

 But I survived.

Survived.

 Every battered wife, every cheated husband, every tortured child, every gang beating, every police brutality, every school shooting, every ethnic cleansing, every terrorist action…

 I am there, and I exult.

 I am no longer merely the Lord of the Rings- oh, no, I am that no longer..

 No, now I am worse.

 Far, far worse…


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: Aruthir

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Other

Genre: Other

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 03/23/13

Original Post: 03/23/13

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