March 16th, 2007

Autumn

O - like an ornery Oromë.

Written for the "There and Back " challenge.

Unhappy Hunting

“I must be loosing my old Ranger skills,” Faramir lamented. “I have failed to catch anything.”

“So have I.” Aragorn joined his friend in the forest clearing.

“How our wives will tease us!” groaned Aragorn. “I wanted to show Arwen I was still as skilled a hunter and tracker as in my youth.”

“Maybe it was not a good idea to promise to provide a deer for the banquet,” the Steward said dolefully. “I thought Oromë would smile on us, since we kill only for need, not pleasure.”

Aragorn grimaced ruefully. “Perhaps he simply awoke in an ill mood today.”

Autumn

P= Perky Palantir

The Wink of an Eye 

Written for Raksha. The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate.

With eager hands, Denethor unveiled the Seeing Stone. What would its depths show him today of the Dark Lord’s nefarious schemes? Distant battles, rampaging Orcs, or the Witch- king’s armies, maybe?

He felt drawn towards the terrible lidless Eye of Barad-dûr.

Some strange compulsion forced him to focus upon its burning gaze.

The eye winked at him.

Certain his mind was playing tricks, Denethor looked again.

The eye winked back.

Shuddering, Denethor re-covered the Orb and  trembling, hastened  from the tower.

Sauron cackled evilly. Oh what joy to jest with Gondor’s solemn Steward! He would drive him to madness yet.