dwimordene_2011 wrote in tolkien_weekly

To cut hair: Shelob’s Lair

Author: Dwimordene

Characters/Pairing: Frodo, Boromir

Rating: T

Warnings: AU

Book/Source: LOTR

Disclaimer: Not Tolkien, not making money, please don't sue. 

Summary: To the land of Mordor, where the shadows lie...

Shelob’s Lair

Death-scent hovers close; something moves in the gaps in the walls.  

Too late, Frodo learns the truth of dread-laden rumor.  

Shelob rushes them, spewing a foul darkness like a vapor. Frodo gags, can see nothing, fumbles the phial and thrusts his arm in darkness’s face. Besides him, Boromir gives a wordless, hard-voiced cry.

A clangor, like swords scraping – and a terrible, gurgling shriek rises.  Great legs scramble, and razor-wire hairs cut across his cheek.

Clutching the Ring, which burns with warning – and desire – Frodo staggers away, the phial thrust blindly before him.  

“Boromir?” he calls.

But there is no answer.

Author's notes: All right, slight cheat — in this case, it's hair that cuts!


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