Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
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Deaths - challenge: Kortirion : In Memoriam - Stone, In Memoriam - Air

Title: In Memoriam – Stone
Author: Kortirion
Character: OFC – Finduilas & Denethor
Source: N/A
Disclaimer Tolkien owns the Steward and his Lady, Kortirion has the other old broad!

It is not Dol Amroth’s way, to bury in stone. They let the dead burn bright, before their ashes go to the water.

He would not let her go. Yes, he allowed her spirit to go to the fire after she begged and pleaded that she could not bear to lie underground in perpetual darkness, but he would not set her free. He kept her ashes in a stone jar in his room. His servant said he was wont to cradle it in his arms and weep – but I cared for M’lady not for him.

It had to be done.


Title: In Memoriam – Air
Author: Kortirion
Character: OFC – Finduilas & Denethor
Source: N/A
Disclaimer Tolkien owns the Steward and his Lady, Kortirion has the other old broad!

Building a pyre was hard work alone, especially out of sight and smell of the curious. I went into the hills; slew a deer to burn for the ashes and bone - then, most dangerous of all, I stole M’lady from him - and left another white doe.

Anduin took her to the sea, and a fair wind would take her West.

Though I confess - I kept some back. I scattered her in her garden - so she might see the boys grow. I placed her ‘neath the rose she loved... and it may be my mind... but now the scent seems sweeter.
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