30 December 2010 | 1627 words
Title: One year’s time
Characters: Éowyn, Faramir, Éomer, maybe Gríma (depends on your interpretation), Théoden, Merry
Rating: All audiences
Summary/Teaser: Darkness surrounds her, desperation, agony, but she still is not allowed to die, even now. He has left her behind, and she does not even have a window looking to the East, looking to death.
13 drabbles that feature Éowyn.
Author’s Note: This was my contribution to the German fanfiction-drabble-project ‘Jeder Monat hat hundert Worte’ (“A month is 100 words”) that features one character in a drabble for every month of the year.
With many thanks to December for betaing.
December – DARKNESS
The last night of the year has come, moonless, starless, hopeless and bitterly cold.
The few flickering lights do not suffice to brighten up the all-consuming darkness. The smouldering fireside does not suffice to ban the cold breath of winter from the Golden Hall.
The hangings that used to tell of times of glory are worn, the faces of men are worn too, used to grief. She passes the deepest hours of night waking, quiet and cold, among the others, waiting for dawn. But the dull morning light does not bring back hope, only prospect of one year more, nearer to desperation, nearer to death.
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