hhimring (hhimring) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

(Not a) River Challenge - Mouth: The South Road, by Himring

Title: The South Road
Author: Himring
Characters/Pairing: The Captains of the Outlands; Boromir
Rating: PG
Warnings: character death referenced/implied
Book/Source: LOTR: The Two Towers, Return of the King
Disclaimer: All by Tolkien, just slightly rearranged.

Beyond the gate the seaward road runs south. I stood there before sundown, looking out. In the hour of Gondor's need, from Lossarnach came Forlong with his heavy spear, from Morthond, Duinhir with his bow. From Pinnath Gelin came Hirluin, clad in green. From Ringlo came Dervorin, striding on foot, from Dol Amroth, Imrahil and his knights under the banner of the Ship and the Silver Swan. One after the other, they came up the South Road to the aid of the White Tower when Lord Denethor called--but you came not with the wailing gulls from the grey sea's mouth.

A/N: The imaginary road of Boromir's Lament (as sung at Rauros) must be the same one on which Pippin and others watch the Captains of the Outlands arrive later. The speaker is a citizen of Minas Tirith, obviously, not Pippin.

Tags: author: himring, challenge: not a river: mouth, character: boromir, character: men
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