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Signs of Life by Antane

Author: Antane
Title: Signs of Life
Rating: G
Summary: Frodo and Sam at the White Tree. Kinda a backway of participating in both last month and this month's challenges. :)
Word Count: 226



Frodo and Sam looked up at the White Tree that was again vibrantly alive. The Ring-bearer squeezed his beloved guardian’s hand. “That’s because of you, my Sam, these wonderful signs of life.”

Sam squeezed back. “’Tis because of you, Mr. Frodo. See the blossoms all a-shiver? They’d clap their hands if they had any.”

Frodo smiled. “And how do you know they wouldn’t be clapping for you?”

Sam denied it but Frodo smiled further. Slowly they walked around the tree and as they did, blossoms dropped to cushion their feet. Frodo touched the bark and felt life within leap up with soothing tendrils of peace. Sam saw his master’s light flare as he caressed the bark and thought the tree itself a-lit as it welcomed the touch.

In the middle night, Sam woke, alarmed to find his master gone. He fought down panic and thought hard where Mr. Frodo could be. He raced to the tree and saw a wonderful sight. His beloved was sound asleep under the overarching branches and blossoms had fallen over him in a soft blanket. Frodo’s face was beautiful and peaceful. All the lines of care had left it and it shone with a soft radiance that matched the tree and the moon above. Sam returned to bed upon seeing those signs of life. His master was in very good hands.

Comments

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pearltook1
Jul. 19th, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
Lovely, Antane.
antane
Jul. 20th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Glad you liked!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
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antane
Jul. 20th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I love that image myself! :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
blslarner
Jul. 19th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
Or at least under most protective boughs! Heh!
shirebound
Jul. 19th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
This is truly beautiful. What a lyrical, lovely piece.
antane
Jul. 20th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you, my dear! I've rarely gotten so many glowing reviews from so many! My cup runneth over... So glad you enjoyed.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
clodia_metelli
Jul. 19th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
What beautiful imagery. Thank you!
antane
Jul. 20th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
You are quite welcome, happy to oblige. :) Thank *you*. I'm glad you liked it!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
gamgeefest
Jul. 19th, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC)
Simply beautiful! I love this image for so many reasons, but mostly because Frodo is able to find peace with the White Tree.
antane
Jul. 20th, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
That's what I liked about it too, and a hint of the endless 'argument' between the two of who the hero is. :) Thank you so much for enjoying.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
foxrafer
Jul. 19th, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this.
antane
Jul. 20th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC)
Thank *you*! I am glad you liked it so much.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
ex_lbilover
Jul. 19th, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
Oh gosh, that image of Frodo peacefully sleeping beneath the tree and covered in blossoms is so very lovely. And I love how they each believe the other is the one responsible for the tree coming to life again. That's so like them. :))
antane
Jul. 20th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
Isn't it? :) Just part of their ongoing 'argument' that has surfaced in other stories too about how the hero is and both utterly convinced it's the other and they themselves didn't do anything. I love that sleeping beauty too. :) So glad you enjoyed it.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
belleferret
Jul. 19th, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
What beautiful images this conjures in one's mind.
antane
Jul. 20th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, glad you liked it!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
wormwood_7
Jul. 20th, 2010 08:17 am (UTC)
This is beautiful and vivid.
antane
Jul. 20th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you, happy you enjoyed it!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
lindahoyland
Jul. 20th, 2010 10:34 am (UTC)
I loved the vivid images in this.
antane
Jul. 20th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm rather awed and honored to have received so many glowing reviews!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
dreamflower02
Jul. 20th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, the image of Frodo blanketed with blossoms is so lovely.
antane
Jul. 22nd, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, my dear, I love the image of that sleeping beauty myself! :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
ceshaughnessy
Jul. 21st, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
This story created a beautiful picture in my mind, thank you!
antane
Jul. 22nd, 2010 06:19 pm (UTC)
You are quite welcome! :) Thank *you*. I've never gotten so many reviews as from this story!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
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someplacetobe
Jul. 22nd, 2010 07:09 am (UTC)
Vivid imagery in this that was lovely. A picture was formed from it all. Very lovely.
antane
Jul. 22nd, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you, so glad you enjoyed! :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
althea_lady
Jul. 25th, 2010 04:00 am (UTC)
Beautiful and peaceful
antane
Jul. 27th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
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