Characters/Pairing: Sam, Frodo, Gollum
Warnings: character death
Book/Source: LOTR movie-verse, but a bit off from that.
Disclaimer: These characters and the world of Middle Earth belong to the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. No money made, this is just for fun.
Notes: Version 1 of this drabble was originally written for the now defunct lotr100 and was lost when that community was deleted. I think I like this version slightly better.
Sam pulled his sword from Gollum's corpse and, turning, followed Frodo up the stairs to Mount Doom.
The smoke from the pit thinned to reveal Frodo at the brink. He smiled as he put the Ring on his finger and disappeared. Sam screamed.
Invisible hands gripped his shoulder, spectral fingers dug into his throat. "You will be with me," Frodo's voice commanded, distant and cold as a Ringwraith's. "You will help me create this world anew."
Undaunted, Sam chose. "Yes, Mr. Frodo," he rasped, "I'll be with you." He hugged Frodo to him and flung them both into the fire.