West of the Moon

A Tolkien Fanfiction Archive

 

Guardian
Love makes resolve possible.
Category: Drama
Submitted: 2/18/08

 

What I had not counted on was
how much I would come to love him. 
How good and strong he was,
how well-placed the fate that
rested on his shoulders. 
True, he could be foolish,
they all could, walking
heedless and enchanted into danger.
But there was neither
guile nor deceit in him,
nor any taint of darkness,
any evil. 
It might have made me careless,
my love for him.
Instead it made me watchful and
determined. 

From the outset,
I was determined not to fail.

 

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