engarian (engarian) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Lend - Lending a Hand

Title:  Lending a Hand

Author:  Erulisse (one L)

Characters/Pairing:  Isildur

Rating:  G

Warnings:  None

Book/Source:  The Silmarillion

Summary:  What thoughts are passing through Isildur’s mind after his defeat of Sauron?  A bit of gallows humor in response to the prompt “lend”. 

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. 

Lending a Hand

I see them approach me cautiously, these Elven Lords, these immortals who will never feel the loss that I, a mortal, feel.  My father's corpse lies broken nearby, one of thousands dead.  I clutch the broken hilt of Narsil tightly in one hand and Sauron's golden ring in the other. 

I weep.  I am unable to stop my tears.  Against all odds, we have vanquished the enemy, yet I feel no triumph.  The elves speak softly to me while I hear not their words.  “I asked Sauron to lend me a hand,” I croak, and I laugh through my tears. 

Tags: author: erulisse
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