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20 December 2010 @ 10:28 pm
Fic: ‘Tis the Season: The silent sentinel.  
Title: ‘Tis the Season: The silent sentinel.
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia (movie)
Rating: (G)
Time Period: Before and during events in the Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe.
Summary: Its light glowed warmly, bringing hope to those who had none.

Author's Note: This is quick ‘n’ dirty (for definition see the F. A. Q.).

And thus I’ve returned to Narnia.

I couldn’t help this return as I’ve had this image in my mind since writing the earlier ‘Tis the Season Narnia-based stories. It was quiet and tucked away in a corner of my mind until it blossomed today into the story below.


Disclaimer
All characters contained herein are the intellectual property of C. S. Lewis; I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by his estate.


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Against the chilled trees, the light glowed warmly. It was not warmth that could melt the ice or the packed snow hiding the earth below; it illuminated each delicately traced snowflake that fell.

It was a landmark for the creatures that dwelt within the woods; a beacon of light and hope, a reminder that the White Witch could not control everything within Narnia. Certainly she could stop Christmas and keep Father Christmas from spreading holiday cheer but she could not stop the lamp post from shining throughout her unnaturally long winter. So it stood, silent witness to the meeting between Daughter of Eve and the Faun. So it stood when, elsewhere in the land, whispers spread of Aslan being on the move and how, small at first, the icicles were beginning to melt.

So it stood and glowed, its pale light piercing the winter dark, bringing hope to those who had none left that, perhaps, perhaps, the snow would soon stop and Spring would come again.
 
 
 
Armchair DM: Igor: Joy! Joy! Joy! Joy!armchairdm on December 20th, 2010 12:22 pm (UTC)
Oooh! I have to admit; I've always liked the lamppost. I can't think of any other inanimate object which played such a crucial role in stories before. In some respects, it's even better known than Lucy or even Aslan!
F. J.: Christmas Candlesmorethanacandle on December 20th, 2010 12:55 pm (UTC)
I simply hope I've managed to 'bring it to life', so to speak, well.
"MJ": Paris Lamp (animated)londongirl27 on December 20th, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful way to signify the importance of the lamp. :) I remember years ago, when I used a picture of the lamp as a banner for one of my first LJ layouts. It's still one of my favorite scenes from the first film.
F. J.: Christmas Candlesmorethanacandle on December 21st, 2010 06:05 am (UTC)
What a beautiful way to signify the importance of the lamp. :)
Thank you; I was quite certain I hadn't managed to do that at all.

It's still one of my favorite scenes from the first film.
It's one of mine as well which was why, I think, I've had this story tucked away in a corner of my mind until sparked into life.