Mrs Tufty (fawsley) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
Mrs Tufty

The Paths of the Dead

Title: The Paths of the Dead
Author: fawsley
Characters: Gimli, Legolas
Rating: G
Warnings: None - except for kick-worthy cheek perhaps. Sorry, I just couldn't resist!
Book/Source: LotR book, hint of a movie-verse...
Disclaimer: Not my characters, JRRT's characters and mostly his speech too.
Note: for the sixth sense challlenge.

The Paths of the Dead

Swathed in a blanket of evil where sheer horror was tangible and all sense of time and place lost.
Son of the earth, he had not known terror in dark places before.

But hope came with the distant glimmer of starlight.

Never had the saddle seemed so welcoming!
How good it was to ride once more!

Then his companion turned to speak, saw what lay behind them.

‘The Dead are following,’ said Legolas.
‘I see shapes of Men and of horses, and pale banners like shreds of cloud, and spears like winter-thickets on a misty night.

‘I see dead people…’
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