Title: An Autumn Journey
Author: Jay of Lasgalen
Characters: Elladan and Elrohir
Disclaimer: Tolkien’s, not mine.
Summary: Elladan and Elrohir seek information after news from the Shire. A story told in a series of drabbles for the ‘Harvest’ challenge. Part Two - Into The Old Forest, for the Scythe prompt.
Into The Old Forest
The leaves had not yet fallen, but debris from previous autumns crunched beneath their feet – desiccated, skeletal leaves, and the prickly shells of chestnuts.
Elrohir pointed to a faintly shadowed track. “That way – unless the trees have moved again.”
Dusk fell as their path led south, dropping into the valley of the Withywindle which cut across the forest like a scythe.
“Do you really think this is a good idea?” Elladan asked, his voice heavy in the silence.
“We need information – and who better to ask? The birds and beasts carry news to him from far away.”
“Yes, but Tom?”