04 September 2010 @ 10:18 pm
Title: To Walk Blindly And to See Beyond
Fandom: Lord of the Rings
Character: Haldir
Words: ~1,520
Warnings: None.
Rating: PG
Summary: A journey trapped in the heat of the desert sheds light on a matter that has been troubling Haldir.
Disclaimer: Belongs to J.R.R. Tolkien.
Prompt: [livejournal.com profile] mission_insane : 06. Desert {geography table}
[livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse : As for those who disbelieved, their deeds are like a mirage in a desert (week 8 submission)
Author Notes: This week's prompt for [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse was very beautiful and wise, but I didn't have enough time to incorporate it into Gift of the Hidden Hero. Instead, I wrote this short piece that's a side-along to the main story. Set far before the events of the story took place, far before Legolas was born. Orophin and RĂºmil were not yet born even. I would say Haldir is rather young here, around fifty years or so.

Also, Haldir made a mistake in this story. Camels don't carry water in their humps. It's fat, and it may disappear during long travels. However, since such science wasn't the strong point of the prehistoric world, I'll allow Haldir to make this mistake. :)

To Walk Blindly And to See Beyond )