blslarner (blslarner) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Water challenge, the Sea -- Promise to the Departing

Title: Promise to the Departing
Author: Larner
Characters: Frodo, Bilbo
Rating: PG
Warnings: peaceful character death
Book/Source: LotR
Disclaimer: The Master provided world and characters; I provide the drabble.

Promise to the Departing

Frodo sat by Bilbo’s bed, holding his hand. “I’ve found the Sea comforting. It bore me here to my healing, and has washed away my fears. Its rhythms sing peace to my spirit. Its colors delight me, and its bounty feeds me. I rejoice when it’s calm, and dance when it’s stirred by storms.

“One day I pray it will bear Sam here so I won’t continue the only mortal living within Valinor. Eru willing, I’ll tarry until he chooses whether or not to come. Then we will rejoin you.”

“Good!” breathed the old Hobbit, and smiling, released his spirit.
Tags: author: larner, challenge: water: sea, character: bilbo, character: frodo
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