dwimordene_2011 wrote in tolkien_weekly

To cut food/to cut paper: Across the Plain of Gorgoroth

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...

Across the Plain of Gorgoroth

Ash-laden Gorgoroth stretches to Mt. Doom.  

Ten days they struggle through ditches, Lorien-cloaks shielding them.

Hunger wounds: they cut meals to a dawn mouthful of lembas and water.  As Shelob’s poison passes, the Ring’s burden doubles.  

“I see its gold-fire even in waking life,” Frodo gasps, as they lie exhausted beneath Mt. Doom.  

“I know.”

“You do?”

Silence, then: “I see it, too.” Paper-thin, the world between them and the Ring. Any longing may shred it – draw the Eye.  

Sting lies chill and heavy beneath Frodo’s hand. “Who wins the argument when you dream?”

More silence. Finally: “I don’t know.”


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