Snippets of a Promise
22 Apr 2015
Has been completely rewritten for sanity's sake. Please instead see 'An Unspoken Promise (Rewritten)', the second story in this series.
- Part 1 of Snippets of a Promise
It is a well-guarded secret of the elves of Middle Earth that they are born dreamers. Not dreamers in the way of man, with their conjured visions of the future, nor of the dwarves with their relentless pursuit of treasures. No, every elf is a dreamer in that they lead two lives, one in the waking world, and the other in their unique dreamscape. Guarded sanctuaries, none may enter these dreamscapes without explicit permission. This is a fact accepted amongst all the elves, and broken one battle weary night by a single unassuming man.
Faced with desolation in both the waking world and in the dreams plaguing Bard since the Battle of The Five Armies, the bowman does everything he can to bring life back to where it was lost. Though he may be called king in the waking world, it's the dead land of his dreams that accept his touch like it wishes to be fixed. Satisfactory in way delegation simply isn't, his nightly work is only enhanced by the dreamt up presence of Mirkwood's Elvenking. Yet as he grows close to Thranduil while sleeping, the lines between dreaming and reality begin to blur.
- Part 2 of Snippets of a Promise