engarian (engarian) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Shakespeare Challenge - Midsummer Night's Dream

 Title: The End of the Dream
Author: Erulisse (one L)
Characters/Pairing: Elwing
Rating: PG
Warnings: Implied possible character death.
Book/Source: The Silmarillion

As Sirion is sacked, Elwing must make a decision about her children and her own life.

Disclaimer: Tolkien built the sand box, I only play with the bucket and shovel that he left for me. No money, profit or non, is made from the publication of this story.

The End of the Dream

The noise increased; men were breaking through the portcullis. Her protection was eroding quickly; her sons must escape now. Taking each of them to her breast, Elwing hugged and kissed them then sent them off with her long-time friend who would attempt to keep them safe.

She took up the Nauglamír and placed it around her neck. She wished Eärendil was here to help her decide, but he wasn't. The invading warriors were directly outside her chamber door. Standing in the tower window she hesitated for a moment. The dream of raising her children in peace had ended. She jumped.
Tags: author: erulisse, challenge: shakespeare: midsummer dream, character: elwing
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