Fathers wait for news of their sons.
Written for the January 2017 Potluck Challenge, based on a prompt from the "Waiting" challenge. The prompt was the following passage from LotR:
Then turning again to Frodo, he spoke in a quiet voice once more. 'To those questions I guess that you could make some answer, Frodo son of Drogo. But not here or now. maybe. But lest you still should think my tale a vision, I will tell you this. The horn of Boromir at least returned in truth, and not in seeming. The horn came, but it was cloven in two, as it were by axe or sword. The shards came severally to shore: one was found among the reeds where watchers of Gondor lay, northwards below the infalls of the Entwash; the other was found spinning on the flood by one who had an errand in the water. Strange chances, but murder will out, 'tis said.
'And now the horn of the elder son lies in two pieces upon the lap of Denethor, sitting in his high chair, waiting for news. And you can tell me nothing of the cleaving of the horn? '
'No, I did not know of it,' said Frodo. `But the day when you heard it blowing, if your reckoning is true, was the day when we parted, when I and my servant left the Company. And now your tale fills me with dread. For if Boromir was then in peril and was slain, I must fear that all my companions perished too. And they were my kindred and my friends.
Lord of the Rings, the Two Towers, Chapter 5. The Window on the West
Table of Contents
Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Glóin, Elf: Thranduil, Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Hobbit: Gamgee: Hamfast "the Gaffer"
Places: Erebor, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great, The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Series: 2017 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 834    |    Read Count: 364
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/29/17    |    Published: 01/29/17