dwimordene_2011 (dwimordene_2011) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
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For earthly heart would not suffice

Title: For earthly heart would not suffice
Author: Dwimordene
Challenge: Natural Disasters: Drought
Summary: Bodies in pain make strange our voices.
Characters/Pairing: Amandil
Rating: Teen
Warnings: Mature concepts
Book/Source: The Silmarillion
Disclaimer: I'm neither JRRT nor making money off this.


For earthly heart would not suffice

They had been at sea almost four months: storm-lost early, they drift now at the mercy of deadly, dry winds in a shoreless sea.

All the world is blue and white: blue seas, blue skies, white, white sun burning silver clouds that give no shade. Truth is pitiless, thinks Amandil.

They have been abandoned – utterly.

His crew is dying – he feels it everyday. Thirst! Hunger hurts less. This salt-sea plain, water to the eye only, horrifies.

Faith had watered will strong enough to die for his people; today, his thirst surrenders:

Send the storm, Herunúmen – let us drink, and drown!




Title: stolen from a line of Pearl.

Summary and concept: stolen from the title of Elaine Scarry's The Body in Pain.
Tags: author: dwimordene, challenge: natural disasters: drought, character: men
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