Mrs Tufty (fawsley) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
Mrs Tufty

Maiden voyage

Title: Maiden voyage
Author: fawsley
Characters: Legolas, Gimli (but not Legolas/Gimli!)
Rating: G
Warnings: none, bit sad though
Book/Source: LoTR
Disclaimer: Not my elf, not my dwarf, both property of JRRT.
Note: For the salty challenge. Written in my head last night during a major insomnia bout in the hope that this would indeed be the prompt. Phew!

Maiden voyage


The puzzling streams of Ethir Anduin led stealthily into the estuary.

Only when the dark distant bulk of Tolfalas rose up against the sky did the travellers’ hearts acknowledge that the moment of final departure had come.

Out into the bay they glided, saluting one last time the land they had held so dear for so long, tears mingling with salt spray.

Across the Belegaer’s vastness the Straight Road shimmered into being.

Middle-earth arced away beneath them, gulls cried their farewells, and the grey ship bearing elf and dwarf slid silently through the spheres upon its maiden and final voyage.
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