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Author:Dreamflower
Title:The Warriors of the West, Praise Them!
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Theme:  Honor a Warrior
Elements:  Quotation--"Praise them with great praise!"
Author's Notes: This drabble-and-a-half managed to come out to exactly 150 words on the first try. Only the third time I can recall that happening to me.
Summary: Frodo thinks of those who made it possible for him to reach Mt. Doom.
Word Count: 150 (drabble-and-a-half)

The Warriors of the West, Praise Them!



"Praise them with great praise!"

I remember how stunned I was to hear those words directed to me, and to Sam when we had awakened upon the Field of Cormallen. It was almost as shocking as being alive, when I thought I was dead. Almost as amazing as seeing Gandalf alive or as overwhelming as seeing Aragorn upon that throne, as unexpected as once again receiving my cousins' embraces, or looking into the eyes of my friends. It was our day of awakening, and there was no time for thought.

But now I've had time to think, I want to say all those words to others, to those warriors who offered their own lives that my task might be done: to the many who marched into battles, to those who perished, to those who were wounded, and to those who risked all and survived.

Praise them with great praise!"

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( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
hhimring
Nov. 25th, 2017 07:58 pm (UTC)
I can well believe that Frodo would think this way!
He would wish to praise them, just as they wished to praise him.
dreamflower02
Nov. 26th, 2017 03:02 am (UTC)
Frodo was never one to lack gratitude for those who helped him in any way, I feel. And this would have felt important to him.
shirebound
Nov. 25th, 2017 11:23 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh, I just love this. How perfect.
dreamflower02
Nov. 26th, 2017 03:02 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, dear!
acciochocolate
Nov. 25th, 2017 11:32 pm (UTC)
re: The Warriors of the West, Praise Them!
This says it all just right. Frodo is a good hobbit/person and I can imagine him thinking and saying all this.
dreamflower02
Nov. 26th, 2017 03:04 am (UTC)
Re: The Warriors of the West, Praise Them!
Thank you very much! I would like to feel that this is just the sort of thing Frodo would think. He definitely IS a good person!
lindahoyland
Nov. 26th, 2017 04:31 am (UTC)
Lovely.
blslarner
Jan. 1st, 2018 04:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, but I can so easily see Frodo wanting the chance to say this to each and every individual who also fought Sauron as he could. Thanks so for this, Barbara!
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