Jay of Lasgalen (jay_of_lasgalen) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
Jay of Lasgalen
jay_of_lasgalen
tolkien_weekly

The Hardest Lesson


Title:  The Hardest Lesson
Author:  Jay of Lasgalen
Characters:  Estel, Elrohir
Rating: G
Disclaimer:  Tolkien's; not mine.

Summary:  Estel has to learn the hardest lesson of all.  Written for the 'Dye/Die' challenge.


          

The Hardest Lesson

 

 

 

Estel turned away blindly, not even seeing Elrohir until a warm, comforting hand clasped his shoulder. “He died,” he said, his voice shaking. “I should have tried harder! If you or father had been there …”

 

“No, Estel. His injuries were too severe. There was nothing you or anyone could have done. You cannot blame yourself.”

 

“But …”

 

Elrohir absently brushed his fingers against a black-dyed leaf on his cloak, remembering. “This is the hardest lesson of all; one you will never forget.” He hugged Estel. “I wish I could say it becomes easier,” he murmured, “But it never does.”

          
Tags: author: jay_of_lasgalen, character: elrohir, character: estel
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 23 comments