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Apr. 7th, 2006

09:53 am - Touched by the Elements by Elanor Silmariën

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Frodo's thoughts, in Mordor and beyond...

Touched by the Elements
By Elanor Silmariën
Marigold’s Challenge #27


A/N: This is my first attempt at a quad-drabble.

Earth

Mordor is nothing but dirt and ash and rock. It is hard to breathe, now that the mountain is near. Sam is covered in dirt, and I can only imagine how I must look. What is worse is I cannot bring myself to care what I look like any longer. The sun is setting far beyond the dark shadows. Sam and I must stop and rest soon, or we will not have enough strength to go on tomorrow. We will reach the mountain tomorrow. It will all be done soon. I can only hope this horrible adventure will end quickly.

Fire

Mt. Doom is spitting smoke and fire as Sam and I stand here alone. It is finally over. The Ring is gone and I am freed from its whisperings for the first time in years. The flames are nearly surrounding us, burning our eyes and throats. Sam grasps my injured hand and I glance down at it, suddenly feeling guilty. I had claimed the Ring at the end. The fire had consumed me at last. It had consumed Isildur, it had consumed Gollum, and now, because of me, it would consume my dear Sam. Now we wait for the end.

Air

The eagles are here! They rescued us and are flying us through the air above Mordor. It is clear up here, no ash or smoke cloud the sky. I can breathe once more, knowing that we’re alive, that Sam was spared, and can go home to Rosie and live in peace, because he got me to the mountain alive. The eagles are swift and the wind blows my hair into my eyes. I feel lightheaded and happy for the first time since the Ring came to me. But I know this feeling is only temporary as I slip unconscious again.

Water

The sea is glassy and orange this afternoon under the pink sunset. I stand by the railing of the ship watching the waves it makes at the bow, and sigh. I have left my homeland and all I hold dear to cross the sea. My Sam has promised to come after me when his life in Middle-earth is over. He has so much still to live for. I did not. Still, despite his promise I wonder… Sam dislikes water very much… No. He will come. He must. I must be healed when he comes. That is why I am leaving.

The End

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 7th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)

Elanor Silmariën

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Thank you very much, Pearl! Glad you liked it.
God bless,
Ellie
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Date:April 8th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)

Elanor Silmariën

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Thank you very much! I am glad you liked those, as they are my favorites as well!
God bless,
Ellie
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From:lily_the_hobbit
Date:April 8th, 2006 01:11 pm (UTC)
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He will come. He must. I must be healed when he comes. That is why I am leaving.
Beautiful! I did not know of quad-drabbles, but this turned out nicely.
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Date:April 8th, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC)

Elanor Silmariën

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I am glad you think so! Thank you for reviewing!
God bless,
Ellie
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From:shirebound
Date:April 8th, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC)
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This is a wonderful progression of time, thoughts, and elements.

*hugs you and Frodo*
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Date:April 8th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)

Elanor Silmariën

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Thank you!

*hugs you back*

God bless,
Ellie
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From:dreamflower02
Date:April 8th, 2006 06:18 pm (UTC)
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These are beautiful, but I think that I like "Air" the most, for in so many fics, Frodo does not remember his miraculous rescue. I think that it's a lovely idea, that he could remember and appreciate the miracle of the Eagles.
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Date:April 8th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)

Elanor Silmariën

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Thank you very much!
God bless,
Ellie
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From:grey_wonderer
Date:April 9th, 2006 12:23 am (UTC)
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I enjoyed it all but I love Frodo wondering if Sam will come in spite of his dislike for water. Always thinking of Sam and Sam of him. Perfect.
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Date:April 11th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)

Elanor Silmariën

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Thank you very much! I am glad you liked it!
God bless,
Ellie
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From:ex_lbilover
Date:April 10th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
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This was beautiful, the whole story, but this part especially moved me so much: He will come. He must. I must be healed when he comes. That is why I am leaving.
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Date:April 11th, 2006 11:13 pm (UTC)

Elanor Silmariën

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Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!
God bless,
Ellie
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From:ceshaughnessy
Date:April 11th, 2006 12:40 am (UTC)
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Very emotional, and I especially liked Frodo's musings about his Sam coming to be with him later.
Cathleen
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Date:April 11th, 2006 11:14 pm (UTC)

Elanor Silmariën

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Glad you enjoyed!
God bless,
Ellie
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From:periantari
Date:April 15th, 2006 02:41 am (UTC)
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What an awesome set of drabbles~
my favorite was the "Water" one... ohhhh :*( tears indeed. :*( :*)
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Date:April 15th, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)

Elanor Silmariën

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Thank you very much! I am glad you liked them!
God bless,
Ellie
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