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Birthday drabbles - The Wardens

Happy birthday, Marta!

I struck out when it came to humorous filk, but I hope these will serve.

Title: The Wardens
Summary: Aiwendil hunts in Middle-earth. Two drabbles.


The Wardens

Once upon a time, Oromë and his servants roamed the earth, and looked to the succor of all good beasts. Aiwendil hunted in Oromë’s train, in form of a great wolf, ‘til they came upon a cove where –

up before them rose a great beast, square of head, bright of eye, immense paws lifting as she roared challenge.

Seeing her, hearing her call then, Aiwendil felt his heart turn in awe, and his form followed – tail to teeth like unto her he became, and fought and fondled and lay in her lair. He left her children, and wished her well.




Rána walks the sky now, as Aiwendil hunts in the poor, terrified forest. Its warg-haunted paths pass beneath his paws, which could crush their skulls with a swipe.

Lordly he strides, stalking in the shadows, following the howling pack – their scent is heavy, near…

He bursts upon battle joined: a great, growling man fights with bare hands – with bear hands and bristling hair. Aiwendil rears, roaring; the wargs, outflanked and terrified, bolt.

But the man remains, and dropping on all fours, moans. Then Aiwendil bows, becomes an old man behind his beard. “Well-met, child.”

The man looks up, astonished. “Grandfather?”




Notes Your post about wall-paper in which Gandalf and Beorn recognize each other made me think of a few scenes I'd had in mind for awhile now, but never had a chance to write down.

Comments

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marta_bee
Jul. 12th, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
It may not be funny poetry, but it is Radagast + Beorn, and a use of awe to move from fierce funter to the friend of small birds. You get no complaints from me. Actually, this earned a sloppy grin. Thanks.
dwimordene_2011
Jul. 12th, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
Oh good, glad you enjoyed this interlude!

Radagast and Beorn could use some love - more than I can give them, alas, but this little bit was great fun to write.

Happy birthday!
huinare
Jul. 13th, 2012 10:15 pm (UTC)
Okay, that was brilliant. Good to see a total bucking of the 'mild-mannered and slightly bumbling Radagast' trope (which I do subscribe to somewhat in my fanon and I love him, but other takes on him are always fun).

(Happy Birthday, Marta!)
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