StarSpray (silverstarspray) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Natural Disasters Challenge: Flood - An Old Man in a Battered Hat

Title: Old Man in a Battered Hat
Author: SilverStarSpray
Characters/Pairing: Gandalf
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Book/Source: LotR
Disclaimer: Tolkien's the genius, not me.

It had been a harsh winter in the north, and when spring came the snowmelt flowed into the rivers that carried it south, bringing freezing floods with them. Gandalf followed the cold currents of swollen Anduin from Mirkwood down through Wilderland and Gondor, all the way to where it spilled into the Sea under the cries of gulls.

Fishermen from Dol Amroth saw him on the shore, resting against a rock and pushing his pale blue, wide-brimmed hat back so the breeze touched his face – and then the breeze caught the hat, sending it scuttling and bouncing over the stones.

Tags: author: silverstarspray, challenge: natural disasters: flood, character: gandalf
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