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Epilogue


He had been wrong. He was glad he had been wrong.


There had been no mission of espionage from the Steward, just a long and dangerous quest by two small and valiant people, to do what even Isildur could not do: put a final end to the Dark Lord and all his works.


And he had been wrong about not seeing them alive again as well--though that had been a question on everyone's mind for two weeks. Yet here they were, looking very tiny and forlorn, in the ragged clothes they had worn into the Black Land, being led by Mithrandir.


They had walked into Shadow and brought back the Light.


He grinned, glancing over at Eradan and Anborn and the others, and raised his own voice to join in the others:



Long live the Halflings! Praise them with great praise!
Cuio i Pheriain anann! Aglar’ni Pheriainnath!
Praise them with great praise, Frodo and Samwise!
Daur a Berhael, Conin en Annûn! Eglerio!
Praise them!
Eglerio!
A laita te, laita te! Andave laituvalmet!
Praise them!
Praise them! The Ring-bearers, praise them with great praise!

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shirebound
Feb. 24th, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
Yay, what a glorious ending. I'm so happy he got to see them return victorious.
dreamflower02
Feb. 24th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
So am I. I had originally thought to do this in the POV of my OC Eradan, but I wanted to see the reactions from the start--and Mablung was the best one for that!

And I had to reward him, by letting him see the result!
blslarner
Feb. 24th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
I'm glad they appreciate not only how wrong their guesses were, but the true worth of the quest Frodo and Sam had taken upon themselves! Ah, how wonderful!
dreamflower02
Feb. 24th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I can see those men being so proud of the small part they had played in the success of the Quest!
nancylea57
Feb. 24th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
i sometimes think that people miss the point about this verse, was glad to see you use it as the celebration that it can be. you make it possible to see that the entire field of beings were so caught up in the joy and love that it had to pour forth and be shared.



'He grinned, glancing over at Eradan and Anborn and the others, and raised his own voice....'
dreamflower02
Feb. 26th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
It's definitely a celebration! I love the whole Cormallen chapter--with "joy as sharp as swords".
pearltook1
Feb. 24th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
Praise them with great praise!

and you too, Dreamflower :-)
dreamflower02
Feb. 26th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you, dear!
harrowcatliz
Feb. 24th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
I loved all this Dreamflower. Glad you stuck to Canon rather than the movie-verse.

P.s. Just finished re-reading your Road to Edoras. Dying for you to finish it but I am guessing that there are many other bunies nibbling at your hairy toes! :)
dreamflower02
Feb. 26th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
Book-verse trumps movie-verse in my fics. I don't have a problem using movie-verse imagery, but events occur as they happened in canon, and not in PJ's AU.

(Hopefully I can get the last bits wrangled into shape soon. They are sort of done, but not done right, if you know what I mean.)
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dreamflower02
Feb. 26th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
cookiefleck
Feb. 25th, 2009 05:47 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed this. Thank you.
dreamflower02
Feb. 26th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thank *you*!
surgicalsteel
Feb. 25th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
This was a fun read!
dreamflower02
Feb. 26th, 2009 02:28 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed. It was fun to see the Men's reactions.
disthrainsdotte
Feb. 25th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
Truly well written, and I am happy that they got to see Frodo and Sam again.
dreamflower02
Feb. 26th, 2009 02:28 pm (UTC)
So am I, for that matter! But I thought they deserved to!
disthrainsdotte
Feb. 26th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
So do I.
claudia603
Mar. 6th, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)
Whee, I finally read this! This was a delight to read. I so love reading about this period of time. These were good men, but they were also men accustomed to enemies and being at war for as long as they could remember and well, Frodo and Sam are very lucky that Faramir was wiser than most! :) Anyway, this was a lovely vignette about that encounter!
dreamflower02
Mar. 6th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you, Claudia! I love this time as well--it's so good that it *was* wise Faramir whom Frodo and Sam encountered! And I think Faramir's men had to strive to be worthy of their noble and honorable Captain!

*grin*
fantasy_fan
Feb. 10th, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
Aragorn's "Good and evil have not changed since yesteryear, nor are they one thing for Elves and Dwarves and another for Men. It is a Man's part to discern them, whether in the Golden Wood or in his own house" apply here as well. Faramir, Mablung and his men have discerned well.
dreamflower02
Feb. 10th, 2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks, dear! It's certainly something Faramir knows as well as Aragorn does, and we see that words of wisdom do not change either.
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