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 Four - Tom Bombadil's story, for the 'Thresh' prompt.
Tom Bombadil’s Story
“Come now, listen well, Tom has got a tale to tell …”
It was a long, rambling tale, and Tom’s doggerel difficult to decipher. Nonsense it seemed, but as they listened they could thresh out the substance like wheat from chaff, and among the stream of words a story emerged. News of strangers in the forest; riders hooded and cloaked in black. Not dead, not alive, but somewhere in between.
Elladan felt a shiver run down his spine despite the brightly burning fire before them. He glanced at Elrohir. “Nazgûl,” he breathed. “We need to take word back to Imladris.”