October 17th, 2008

compassion

Escort by Larner

Author: Larner
Title: Escort
Theme: Halloween
Elements: "All of a sudden they heard a howl away down hill, a long shuddering howl. It was answered by another away to the right and a good deal nearer to them; then by another not far away to the left. It was wolves howling at the moon, wolves gathering together!" The Hobbit
Author's Notes: Thanks to RiverOtter for the beta.
Summary: Aragorn has been called north to Rivendell to consult with his foster brothers and Lord Celeborn, and Merry and his older son Periadoc, now in his tweens, have decided to travel there to see him, deciding to make the journey without any further escort, just the two of them. Perhaps that wasn’t as good an idea as they’d thought. Fall has set in, after all.

(Note: I know real wolves don’t behave this way unless there has been a total dearth in their natural prey; but this is Tolkien’s world after all.)
Word Count:5758
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