Huinárë (huinare) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Reunion Over Palantíri - 'Moonlight' challenge

Title: Reunion Over Palantíri
Author: Huinárë
Characters/Pairing: Saruman, Sauron
Rating: G
Warnings: N/A
Book/Source: Lord of the Rings, Unfinished Tales
Disclaimer: Characters belong to Tolkien. No profit reaped by myself, aside from a wealth of intellectual giddiness.

Summary: "Further and further abroad he gazed, until he cast his gaze upon Barad-Dûr." -LoTR III.11. ‘Moonlight’ challenge.
Meta: For readers unfamiliar with this bit of Tolkien trivia, Sauron and Saruman were both originally Maiar of the house of Aulë, a fact this piece alludes to.


Only Isil’s pallid light dares the high chamber of Orthanc where the wizard contemplates the black orb.

--east over Anduin, to Ithilien under the mountains’ heels--

The same light illumines the higher chamber of Barad-Dûr as the dark form, twisted beyond redemption, turns from the window and stalks swiftly to the stone.

--where the wise seek no passage, but this time his eye is strangely drawn over the mountains, toward the distant tower--

Sauron grips the palantír with hand and thought. «You are familiar. Come closer.»

--where in guise of terror the foe, long-sundered friend of old, awaits--
Tags: author: huinárë, challenge: light: moonlight, character: saruman, character: sauron
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