SheBit (shebit) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

A History of Violence

Title: A History of Violence
Author: SheBit
Source: LotR, I expect.
Disclaimer: It's all the Professor's
Author's Note: For the challenge of the same name. I never claimed to be particularly original. I haven't had a chance to read anyone else's yet, so if there are similarities it's simply because we think alike.

She wet the soft cloth and wiped it gently over tired limbs, soothing away the aches as he lay in cool, flowing waters and murmured at her touch.

His skin had once been smooth and fair, but now it was worn and scarred by wounds received. Here a blow from an orc who had died in blood; there the slash of a Dunlending’s quick blade.

Some scars were flat and gleaming, white as milk; others raised and angry, the skin torn and grown anew in unnatural forms. All told a story. All were the marks of a history of violence.
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