Author: Jay of Lasgalen
Characters: Elladan, Gimli
Book/Source: LOTR, 'The Passing Of The Grey Company'
Disclaimer: Tolkien's, not mine.
Summary: The Paths Of The Dead. And a pairing I've never seen before! For the 'Behind' challenge, quite obviously.
The Darkness Behind
As he stepped through the doorway, utter darkness fell upon him. His torch cast a tiny, fitful circle of light, but the shadow beyond was oppressive. Somewhere ahead walked the rest of the company with Aragorn at their head, and Elrohir at his side – yet their torches were lost in the ever deepening gloom.
Behind him … behind him was shadow, and darkness, and a sullen muttering of restless voices. Dread clawed at his spine as he heard a heavy step behind him, until he risked a glance downwards.
“Walk with me, master dwarf. We will guard the rear together.”