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17 September 2011 @ 11:36 pm
Fic: ‘On the arch.’  
Title: On the arch.
Fandom: Lord of the Rings (movies).
Rating: (G)
Time Period: After the Ents attack Isengard.
Summary: They cannot sleep.

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

I facepalmed when I came to the end of this.

All characters contained herein are the intellectual property of JRR Tolkien, the Tolkien Estate and the Tolkien Trust & Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens (their interpretations); I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by them.


Water laps around them, washing the broken stone under the watchful eyes of the stars. Two small figures huddle on an arch. In the moonlight, the water looks sinister; it reminds them of the lake outside the Moria gate.



“Can you sleep?”

A sigh is his only reply.

“Do you think some pipeweed might help?”

“Do you have any?”

“... no.” A short pause. “Do ... you have any?”

Silence lies thick between them. Gentle waves bounce against the stone they sit on. The younger wipes his cheek and scoots closer to his cousin who nudges him. “It’ll be a long while before we see pipeweed again, Pip.”

“Maybe we can ask Strider if he’s got some when we next see him.”

“If he doesn’t drown first,” Merry replies gloomily. “It’d be better if we could sleep.”

“Do you have any lembas, Merry?”

He raises an eyebrow his cousin can’t see. “Have you decided to ask me for everything I’ve not got?”

“It’s better than thinkin’ about what we can’t do.”

“No, Pip, I’ve not got any lembas. I wouldn’t mind having some right now.”

“Cheer up, Merry,” Pip cheerfully answers. “It’s better not to have lembas than to not have pipeweed.”

Merry groans.
Armchair DM: Igor: Joy! Joy! Joy! Joy!armchairdm on September 17th, 2011 02:18 pm (UTC)
Oy vey!

We'll just ignore the fact that they have neither lembas /or/ pipeweed shall we?
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on September 17th, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
We'll just ignore the fact that they have neither lembas /or/ pipeweed shall we?
I'm sure Merry's trying to do just that.
armarielrozitaarmarielrozita on September 19th, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
*facepalm* LOL very cute, I thought.......
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on September 20th, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you.