dwimordene_2011 wrote in tolkien_weekly

To cut food: The Land of Shadow


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...

The Land of Shadow

All day they labor, the blind shouldering the sick, but they manage, and sit finally, backs to the cliff, panting and exhausted.  

“’Tis so heavy,” Frodo groans. “I can’t carry the load!”

Boromir says nothing, but one-handed, he opens their packs, methodically casts aside clothes, blankets. Food. ‘Til his captain’s eye has pared to the bone: lembas, water, and weaponry.  

“Go,” he tells Frodo.  

“You’ve come this far for Gondor – and I need your eyes!”

Boromir sighs, lays Frodo’s hand upon Sting’s hilt.  

“I cannot see to use it.”

“Sighted or sightless, you need it. Now cling to my back....”

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