December 22nd, 2004

solstice

drabble

Nothing Left To Chance
for the “preparations” challenge at tolkien weekly
Ulmo; 100 words

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Abandonment, captivity, the song of the river and the wings of swans just to have the messenger arrive at the appointed time.

Seawrack, shipwreck and storm, lives lost and vessels destroyed to insure the guide would be waiting in just that place, just so.

Brave hearts, daring displeasure and the forbidden ways. The boy offered even his voice!

Never have I worked so hard, made such a visible bargain, written my name in such broad strokes – all to make sure you would not be caught unaware.

I gave you everything but ears.

Ah well – time you made your own plan.