Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

The Sharpest Blow - Sharp(e) challenge - tolkien_weekly

Title: The Sharpest Blow
Author: Kortirion
Character: Haldir
Rating : PG – violence
Source: Two Towers movie!verse
Disclaimer: Tolkien inspired PJ to change things– PJ inspired Kortirion to change things – I don’t own any of it.

The stench of orc-flesh, foul and sharp; unclean fires from reeking torches – or were they bodies? – dazzled him. His arms were heavy from the night’s labour – slash, parry, riposte, deal the death-blow, turn, begin again. A never-ending stream of fangs, howls, steel and pain.

Pain that sliced his arm to the bone - in that moment a crashing blow brought him to his knees. Haldir gasped; his vision blurred to a whirl of blood-drenched blades. All around him, Elves lay like crumpled, golden leaves.

Strong arms held him, “Haldir! Wake!”
Celeborn shook him from nightmare,
“Peace melleth, you were not there!”
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