Clodia Metelli (clodia_metelli) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
Clodia Metelli

Wintry Weather Challenge, Torrent - Against the Tide

Title: Against the Tide
Author: clodia_metelli
Characters: Erestor
Rating: K+
Warnings: Possibly a hint of distressing imagery.
Book/Source: Silmarillion
Disclaimer: I am not J.R.R. Tolkien and I make no money from this.

Against the Tide

Fleeing Doriath’s midwinter ruin, the Sirion was a torrent: snow-swollen, choked with the dead. Southwards it bore the bleeding survivors to the sea. Amid the foaming mouths their camp was made, a scattering of Thingol’s people and those who had followed Dior. And there they remained.

It was autumn and the Sirion was torrential again when a flood of refugees came south down the river’s bronze-edged bank. Beneath Nan-Tathren’s willows they had shed their grief; now they sang the glories of shattered Gondolin.

The Gondolindrim planned to settle there. Wandering the torrent’s shore, Erestor stared northwards, dreaming of ruins abandoned.

Tags: author: clodia_metelli, challenge: extreme weather: torrent, character: erestor
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