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26 September 2011 @ 02:58 am
Fic: ‘The fall.’  
Title: The fall.
Fandom: Lord of the Rings (movies).
Rating: (G)
Time Period: During events in the Fellowship of the Ring: when the Balrog comes.
Summary: Aragorn stands, transfixed.

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

I’ve had this in mind for a while; it’s been quietly pulling itself together.

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.


He stands, briefly stopped by the sight of the creature that rises from the depths of Khazad-dûm. Fire and ash, shadow and molten light, it is a nightmare come to life.

Urgent words rouse him and he follows at the rear with Boromir; no one must stay behind to face that horror. No one except the wizard he has known for so many years. Curiosity stays his steps; he finds he cannot look away yet he knows he must. He knows they must be away and yet, he watches.

Gandalf’s majesty unveiled, the uncaught words of the nightmare. The striking of staff against stone. The crumbling bridge. The fall.

Fly, you fools!

It is only then that he moves, free of the horrible spell that had ensnared him. The image of the flame and ash remain, even when he sleeps in a tree. He remembers Gandalf’s fall.

To counter the memory-dream that night, he wraps his cloak closer about him and his fingers entangle in the chain about his neck.
Angel... Dark Wings Descending...: LOTRaragornthisdaywefightangel_in_tears on September 25th, 2011 11:05 pm (UTC)
Oh Aragorn ♥ I love how he touches the evenstar around his neck to comfort him!
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on September 26th, 2011 01:49 pm (UTC)
I love how he touches the evenstar around his neck to comfort him!
I wasn't certain if I could fit that moment in this story; thank you for noticing it.
lindahoylandlindahoyland on September 26th, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
Poor Aragorn!It is easy to forget that Gandalf was a dear friend to him. I liked this very much.
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on September 26th, 2011 01:51 pm (UTC)
It is easy to forget that Gandalf was a dear friend to him.
For some people it is and I'm very glad you saw their friendship in this.

I liked this very much.
Thank you.
Armchair DM: Igor: A Rod Of Silencearmchairdm on September 27th, 2011 05:59 am (UTC)
Oh this is beautiful. Really does make me feel sorry for Boromir out of everyone though...
F. J.: Golden Candlesmorethanacandle on September 27th, 2011 06:20 am (UTC)
Why so?