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In Darkness Buried Deep by Dreamflower

Author: Dreamflower
Title: In Darkness Buried Deep
Rating: PG
Theme: The Ides of March
Elements: Story starter--"Could it really be over?"
Summary: Frodo and Sam and Cirith Ungol
Word Count: 200 ( a double drabble )

In Darkness Buried Deep


Could it really be over?

Frodo had not thought it would end this way. He had not expected to survive his mission. It had been long since he thought he might live, perhaps even in Rivendell he had begun to know his life was forfeit to the Ring.

But this? Captivity! The Ring gone? Gone to the Enemy! All was despair: no hope for anyone else, much less himself.

It was torment realising the hated trinket no longer hung around his neck. For so long, his life had been nothing except the journey and the Ring. How hard it had become to keep it quiet! He should feel relieved it was no longer his burden, but the sense of failure ran deep. All was lost! His cousins, the Fellowship, the Shire, Sam…

Oh, Sam! The last thing he heard before he had lost all awareness was Sam weeping. Undoubtedly he was dead or being tormented elsewhere in this dreadful place.

But what was that sound? Sam’s voice singing? No, he must have gone mad to imagine Sam singing. “Oh, Sam!” He had not meant to cry aloud.

“Ho la! You up there, you dunghill rat! Stop your squeaking...”

Comments

( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
blslarner
Mar. 16th, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
Oh--how well yours and my last one mesh together, Dreamflower! An excellent response to the prompt!
telstar_gold
Mar. 16th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
That must have been a low point for him, the period between realising the Ring was gone and hearing Sam's voice singing. I can imagine these thoughts going through his mind. :((
lindahoyland
Mar. 17th, 2009 01:52 am (UTC)
A truly chilling double drabble.
periantari
Mar. 17th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
oo i love that despair that you've described of Frodo! And then to have that hope of hearing his dear friend's voice. Lovely screen to write about. :)
surgicalsteel
Mar. 17th, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC)
Ooooo. Nice take on Frodo's perspective of these events.
labourslamp
Mar. 17th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
Very well done! May I sneak into Mordor to pass Frodo some tea and biscuits? *wibble*
mrowe
Mar. 19th, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
At that point Frodo must really have thought everything was hopelessly lost. And but for Sam it would have been. An excellent scene.
ceshaughnessy
Mar. 19th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
Poor Frodo! A lovely piece, Dreamflower!
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