this for one of my fave characters, Haldir. It's from the POV of his
lover. ^.^ I know he doesn't die in the books, and no one knows if he
had a lover. I like to think he had one. It's a little- okay, pretty
much a lot- off from the books, but meh... )
How sweet that name is on my tongue.
How sharply that name slices deep into my already wounded heart.
Tears, falling, falling.
Like his blood fell, staining the walls of Helm's Deep.
He died to defend them; but it was in defense of them that my sorrow
I still remember the last words he spoke to me.
"Do not fear for me, my love. I will
return; you shall see. I will return, and together we will sail to the
His last embrace, the sweetest of all.
And then he was gone, a smile on his lips, his gait sure and proud.
He never knew he was walking to his death.
The pain of his passing has not eased with time as they said it would;
and though I am surrounded by friends and kin, I fear this wound will
Every day I can feel myself fading, fading, as my grief consumes me.
I know that, soon, there will be nothing left.
I know that, soon, I will be gone, and that I will not return.
But will I find my love there, in the emptiness of Death?
Haldir of Lorien