wormwood_7 (wormwood_7) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
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Momentum - "Running"

Author: wormwood_7
Character: Aragorn
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Source: LOTR movieverse
Disclaimer: These characters belong to Tolkien.
Note: Late for the "Running" challenge. This is the scene where Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli run to catch up with the orcs who have taken Merry and Pippin. 

Momentum

For Aragorn running gathers unforced momentum after a while. Forward motion almost independent of his will, the tie between head and feet pulled gossamer thin.
He is able to give his mind a much needed rest. Cradle it in perilous equilibrium into the unending grass-plain that thrusts a myriad of sharp points into the pale sky.
When they stop at last the weight of his body and their urgent purpose catch up with him, hold him tight and make it hard to breathe.

Above them a swarm of birds condenses into black, disperses and dives into the grass, like rain.
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