Ann (just_ann_now) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

A Change in the Weather: South Wind Rising

Title: South Wind Rising
Author: Annmarwalk
Characters: Lothíriel, Éomer
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: Not mine, merely borrowed.
Author’s Note: I’m not entirely happy with the title. Any suggestions? Thanks, Silli, for one more word!

South Wind Rising

She could feel his heat as he stood beside her, his only touch to lift a tendril of sweat-soaked hair from her shoulder. A child of the southern breeze, she found the sere plain baffling, enervating. She had never imagined a day that she could not welcome his touch.

Watch, he whispered, pointing to the far edge of earth and sky where the grassland danced and shivered like the sea, under a sky the color of bruises.

She smelled the rain before it fell: dusty, metallic drops, then the cool tang of autumn, and, finally, the barest whisper of salt.
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