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Happy Birthday, Larner

A drabble for you, Larner, continuing the drabble "On September 22, F.A." - that I wrote for your birthday last year. Perhaps I should write you a drabble more often than once a year LOL In any case, I hope you have a fantastic birthday and enjoy...

Title: Broken Pieces in the Islands
Author: Erulisse (one L)
Characters/Pairing: Frodo, Elrond
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Book/Source: Lord of the Rings
Word Count: 100

Summary: For Larner on her birthday, a continuation of last year’s birthday drabble “On September 22 F>A>”. Frodo and Elrond are getting closer to the Undying Lands. Will Frodo be able to heal?

Disclaimer: Tolkien built the sand box; I only play with the bucket and shovel that he left for me. No money, profit or non, is made from the publication of this story.

Broken Pieces in the Islands

“I fear that I will never truly heal,” Frodo whispered to Elrond as their ship sailed through the Enchanted Islands.

They were sitting facing West towards the Undying Lands. Elrond turned towards the Ringbearer. “The Valar will heal you and replace your pain with joy, even as wounds knit closed. You’ll be hale again.”

“No, I am breaking apart, like these islands. The pieces are too small to reassemble.”

“The hands that made you can remake you. You will live and love again, and someday Sam will join you.”

The companions fell silent thinking about the power of Love Eternal.

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Poor Larner. She'll have to wait many years to see the end of this story, but I felt that it begged to be carried to the next step. Thanks for reading, hun.

- Erulisse (one L)
Oh, thank you so! And you know I'll now nag you to see this finished! So, there!
I will allow you to nag, but only because this story was tailored specifically as a gift for you - LOL. When you want the next chapter, let me know and I'll see what I can do :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Happy birthday, celebrate with wild abandon and raise a mug in the Green Dragon to toast the Hobbit's Friend - Larner
Poor Frodo. Thinking of himself as breaking apart like the islands. I like that image though. Nice bday present.
Thanks so much for reading and reviewing. I write about Frodo very rarely, but see him in this small series as a finely cracked piece of porcelain - barely held together by a thin glaze.

- Erulisse (one L)