Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Of Mirkwood - geography-challenge, tolkien_weekly

Title: Of Mirkwood
Author: Kortirion
Character: Haldir
Source: LotR/AU
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Tolkien’s, not mine.

These are not my trees, these twisted pines and ghost-pale birches. Beneath dark oaks the ground chokes; briars entangle unwary feet; fungus threads dread tendrils through the earth - a foulness of decay that does not die.

I miss golden leaves, spread high to catch the sun’s-breath. I miss the smooth coolness of grey boles… and light. I miss the light. Lothlorien dreams of sun-bright oceans in its susurrations; Mirkwood stirs in troubled nightmares of encroaching darkness.

They say here was a mighty fastness of old, but to me this fortress has the aspect of a prison. I’ll not linger willingly.
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