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Conversation in the Dark by Arwen75

Author: Arwen75
Title: Conversation in the Dark
Rating: PG
Theme: Bunny hutch
Elements: Gollum's conversation with Shelob from harrowcatliz
Summary: Gollum goes to see Shelob
Authors notes: not brilliant at writing conversations and also late with this. Written while invigilating 3 people taking an exam! 
Word count: 301

"They are asleep so we can go my precious. To see Her." So he said to himself as he watched the nasty hobbit finally succumb to sleep.

So he made his way up the stairs further to the dark passageway of Cirith Ungol. Not that he knew the name or even cared. He just knew it as the way he had escaped the Black Land some years earlier. And the place he had met Her. 

She was another creature of the dark who had lived for many years in the passageway leading to what had been the watch-tower of the Faithful above Minas Ithil in the close of the close of the Second Age. Now orcs inhabited it and She hunted them when She was hungry - and what the Dark Lord sent Her. Now he was bringing her sweeter meat and so he would regain his Precious.

He slinked into the dark and found his way to Her lair where she waited. 

In his mind came the words *You return my messenger. What do you bring?*

"Sweet meat I bring you .. Yes I do my Precious. Better than orcsies it is." She only wanted the fresh meat not what it bore.


"Soon, Precious ... Very soon. Climbing the stairs we are .... Resting they are. String webs across the passageway. Escape they shall not. We shall make sure of that .... Yes we shall my Precious."

*My thanks. Long have I desired meat that is not orc-flesh. Now you bring it as you promised me when I let you live.*

"Return we must before we are missed. Back soon we shall be, Precious...and then Precious shall be ours again."

With that he slinked out the lair and headed back to where the hobbits were sleeping. Soon he promised....soon.


( 20 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 17th, 2012 12:38 am (UTC)
Ooh! How properly evil it all is! Shelob and Gollum will both be--disappointed (yes, disappointed is the word) by the sting to be found in that "sweet meat." Heh!
May. 17th, 2012 02:53 pm (UTC)
Aye they will be disappointed. Not sure where the evilness came from - as I said I was sat invigilating an exam while writing this on my iPad so it may have something to do with that :)
May. 17th, 2012 01:37 am (UTC)
I have always loved the fact that the 'fresh meat' fought back. It's so hard to get a good meat market these days :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
May. 17th, 2012 02:54 pm (UTC)
Aye I loved the fight back from the 'fresh meat'. It was fun writing this knowing what happened in the end.
May. 17th, 2012 02:29 am (UTC)
This is chilling and very well done- thanks for discovering and writing this point of view!
May. 17th, 2012 02:55 pm (UTC)
I would love to know where I found this PoV. It just came to me while I was invigilating that exam yesterday evening (I hate 4 - 6pm exams). May have something to do with the setting I was in - but the muse just decided to hit me with this.
May. 17th, 2012 09:28 am (UTC)
Nicely done Arwen - sent shivers down my spine. Thank goodness i know the ending!
May. 17th, 2012 02:56 pm (UTC)
I am happy I know the ending to - and thanks for the great prompt. I had been thinking about it since I got it but it was only yesterday that I found the time to write it - I hate marking as it takes my life over at this time of year.
May. 17th, 2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
Very chilling, that conversation; thankfully I know how it ends!
May. 18th, 2012 11:34 am (UTC)
That seems to be a common reaction - even writing this I had that thought. Thanks for commenting.
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May. 18th, 2012 11:34 am (UTC)
Thank you - it is what I was aiming for - although the Muse did hit my out of left field with this.
May. 17th, 2012 11:05 pm (UTC)
This was truly creepy!
May. 18th, 2012 11:35 am (UTC)
Thanks Linda. I was very unsure about how this was going to turn out and am pleased with the way it has done in the end.
May. 18th, 2012 01:39 am (UTC)
Appropriately creepy and ominous!
May. 18th, 2012 11:36 am (UTC)
Which is what I, or at least the Muse, was aiming for. Once I actually started writing this it came remarkably fast . .which was good as I was late with it at usual.
May. 18th, 2012 10:48 am (UTC)
Lovely and dark - I'm glad to see I wasn't the only one ending up with an evil PoV *g*
May. 18th, 2012 11:36 am (UTC)
I had a similar reaction when I read your story. It was interesting writing from this PoV shall we say.....
May. 19th, 2012 03:45 am (UTC)
I enjoyed it! I confess that I had Yoda's voice and Gollum's both mashing about in my head. It made for an interesting read. I loved it!
May. 19th, 2012 11:38 am (UTC)
LOL at the mash of voices. I couldn't decide if Shelob wuld actually speak so I decided to make her be able to put words into Gollum's mind.
May. 19th, 2012 01:56 pm (UTC)
It worked well. I wouldn't be surprised if she could do something like that.
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