Nine For Mortal Men: 9. Nine

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9. Nine

Of all of us, I was the only one who did not surrender his Ring.

 I would not- could not- the Elf's prophecy saw to that.

 What if it were lost, or somehow fell to my enemies?

 No Man might slay me, but an Elf, a Dwarf...

 So even though my Lord raged, though he demanded I return his gift, though it were naught but a simple steel band…

 I refused him.

 I refused him.

 I was, after all, second only to Him, was I not?

 It was mine, after all, was it not?

 My own, my only….

 My preciousss

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: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/26/13

Original Post: 06/26/13

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