dwimordene_2011 wrote in tolkien_weekly

To cut ties: Mt. Doom

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 mountain smokes; it rains embers upon them, so that they walk a path of fire.  

They have left hope behind them, with every earthly tie – save the memory grown vague of the lands they have loved.  

Before them, hope and folly meet upon the Cracks of Doom.  

Frodo weighs the Ring in his hand, that had seemed so fair in autumn in Bag End….

“Frodo?” Boromir’s voice, hoarse and frayed, shouting over the sulfur winds, pierces paralysis. “Frodo!”

There is a wheel of fire before his eyes. He manages a step towards the edge, then another, but…

He can’t.


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