dwimordene_2011 (dwimordene_2011) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Transactions challenge - Seize the Day

Title: Seize the Day
Author: Dwimordene
Summary: Waste no man's time in war.
Characters/Pairing: Aragorn, OC
Rating: Teen
Warnings: Mature concepts
Book/Source: LOTR Appendices
Disclaimer: I'm neither JRRT nor making money off this.

Borrow: Seize the Day

'Twas said “Hurrhabi” meant “luck spirits,” who bartered favors with mortals. Had Aragorn known how, he might've bartered: his men had burned Hurrhabi's shipyard behind its protective cove-chain, but fortune was fickle...

“Haradrim are flanking us,” his second, Belarion, warned. “We'll be cut off!”

War admits no hesitations. “Open their slave-pens,” he ordered. “Pass out torches.”

“But captain,” Belarion protested, “we can't take them all aboard our – ”

“Do it! Hear me!” Aragorn called to clamoring captives, pointing harbor-side. “There lie Harad's ships! Who would see home must take one!” And to Belarion, standing aghast, snapped: “Borrowed time, lieutenant – now move!

Tags: author: dwimordene, challenge: transactions: borrow, character: thorongil
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