wormwood_7 (wormwood_7) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Snow on Mallorns - Mallorn Challenge

Title: Snow on Mallorns (late for the "Mallorn" challenge)
Character: Miraculously alive Boromir
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Source: LOTR
Disclaimer: These characters belong to Tolkien. I make no money from this.

“There at last when the mallorn leaves were falling but spring had not yet come...” Tolkien, The Return of the King, p 1063

Snow on Mallorns

Time has invaded Lothlorien in the wake of their victory and he has followed...

Thin, late snow covers the mallorn trees and their fallen leaves. The forest is silent; his breathing the only perceptible sound.
No echo of a voice in his head...

Leaves are pushing out of the snow like pale mottled gold in the imprints left by his boot soles. Boromir puts one in his palm. The perfection of its outline against his weatherworn skin makes his eyelids burn. As it is fading he feels the beauty of the forest...no longer weighed down by its ethereal, taintless splendour.
Tags: author: wormwood_7, challenge: trees: yew, character: boromir
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