March 13th, 2007

Autumn

L - like the legacy of Legolas.


Written for the There and Back Challenge.

With grateful thanks to Raksha

The Legacy


Land that was once desolate now bloomed. Shoots sprang from the saplings planted over what was once laid waste. Flowers blossomed profusely amongst the verdant grasses.

 

Elves sang as they lovingly tended the young trees.

 

“You have worked marvels here, my friend,” said Aragorn, looking around him. “The land flourishes again under your watchful care. Gondor needs Elves to help restore the bounty she once enjoyed.”

 

“This is my legacy, “ said Legolas. “When I am gone, I hope folk will walk here and remember the Firstborn. These trees will outlast many generations of Men.”

 

Overhead, the gulls screamed mournfully.

Autumn

M - like marrying Merry

Written for the "There and Back" Challenge .With thanks to Raksha

M - like marrying Merry



“You wish to wed the Steward of Gondor?” Éomer sounded incredulous. ”The last time I saw you, sister, you were in love with Aragorn and would consider no other!”

“That was but a young maid’s fancy,” Éowyn replied. ”I have found true love now. Faramir is the right man for me. Marrying Aragorn would be as absurd as marrying Merry. I love them both as friends and sword - brothers, but could never consider joining in wedlock with either.”

Éomer shook his head in bewilderment. He would never comprehend women, even if he had a Númenorean lifespan in which to try.