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Ailments challenge, Cold - From the Grey Twilight

Author: Azalais
Title: From the Grey Twilight
Character: OFC
Rating: PG
Warning: foreseen character death
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From the Grey Twilight


They've barely been gone a fortnight – no time at all, for a Ranger's wife; too soon to be looking to the horizon or losing sleep.

Yet she wakes in the grey morning suddenly frozen; cold in heart, and hand, and bone.  For in her dreams she saw a great battlefield, and a river running red with blood; and then a looming wall of rock in which a dark door opened, and men and horses entered in. And just as he crossed the threshold, her husband – Halbarad – took one last look over his shoulder... and met her eyes.

And she knew.

~~~

“This is an evil door,” said Halbarad, “and my death lies beyond it.” RoTK, The Passing of the Grey Company.
Tags: author: azalaisdep, challenge: ailments: cold, character: ofc
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