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My Brother's Voice

A new story! :)

Summary: After the War of the Ring, Gimli returns to Erebor carrying news of Balin's company and one very important item. It will bring both sorrow and joy to an old dwarf. Prequel to my story "The Last Visit to Moria" (sort of).

Word-count: 2162

Notes:
The first paragraph is a quote from the book (FotR, The Bridge of Khazad-dum).
Thanks to cairistiona7 for beta-reading. *hugs&kiss*


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The Story of Aule's Firstborn, 6 / 6

Summary:
Durin I Deathless was the very first dwarf Aule had created. He lived a very long, successful and glorious life, and achieved many great deeds. This is a collection of vignettes from his life.
Chapter 6: Durin meets someone special.
Word-count: 278
Notes:
Thanks to curiouswombat for beta-reading. *hugs*

Chapter 6: Until the End of Arda

"You can come in now, your highness," she said and moved aside.

I jumped on my feet and rushed into the chamber. My beloved lay on the bed. I immediately saw she was exhausted, but as she looked at the wrapped bundle in her arms, there was a broad/wide smile on her face. I sat next to her and looked at him.

My son.

I watch this small face and tiny hands. My son. Beautiful. Perfect. I take him into my arms, hold him to my chest, and close my eyes.

All that was most important until now – ceased to be. All that I considered the most beautiful – now faded. The centre of the world – and of the whole universe – has just changed.

I watch him. I smile. He peacefully sleeps. I'll tell him stories, one day. I'll teach him. I'll tell him all I know.

And thinking about it, thinking about all we'll do together, I suddenly understood. Now I know how my father felt.

I hold my son, and for a moment, I see much further. I don't see just him, but all the others who will come later. My son will also have a son, and so will he. In front of my eyes many faces flew.

I blinked and everything became normal again; I am here in the present moment, with my beloved and my son. I am happy and dontent. Because I feel that, no matter how many millennia will pass and how much the world will change, no matter all the ups and downs that will happen, our line will endure until the end of Arda.

-x-x-x-

The End.
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The Story of Aule's Firstborn, 5 / 6

Summary:
Durin I Deathless was the very first dwarf Aule had created. He lived a very long, successful and glorious life, and achieved many great deeds. This is a collection of vignettes from his life.
Chapter 5: Something new and very strange is happening to Durin, and he is trying to figure out what it is.

Word-count: 157

Notes:
Thanks to curiouswombat for beta-reading. *hugs*

Chapter 5: Something New, Something Strange

Durin was confused.

Seemingly, everything was just like before. He dealt with all his duties – from mining to governing – just like he did until now. But at the same time, everything was different.

Sometimes, he stopped in the middle of the sentence and his thoughts wandered off, and he didn't know any more what he wanted to say. He smiled much more often than usually. Even the food didn't taste the same. He couldn't focus on anything – not even on exploring the depths of Khazad-dum.

What was happening to him? He just couldn't understand.

And when the evenings came, when across the hall filled with songs and laughter he looked at her eyes and smile, his knees were shaking and dozens of butterflies were playing in his stomach.

And he wondered – is it possible? Is it possible that she was the reason for all that? Can the world really change so much because of just one person?

-x-x-x-

End note:
So tell me, dear readers... can it really change so much? :)
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The Story of Aule's Firstborn, 3 / 6

Summary:
Durin I Deathless was the very first dwarf Aule had created. He lived a very long, successful and glorious life, and achieved many great deeds. This is a collection of vignettes from his life.
Chapter 3: After a long journey, Durin finds what he saw in his dream.

Word-count: 620

Notes:
Thanks to curiouswombat for beta-reading. *hugs*
Bundushathûr = Cloudyhead; Baranzibar = Redhorn; Zirakzigil = Silvertine; Kheled-zaram = Mirrormere

Chapter 3: Three Peaks and the Lake

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The Story of Aule's Firstborn, 2 / 6

Summary:
Durin I Deathless was the very first dwarf Aule had created. He lived a very long, successful and glorious life, and achieved many great deeds. This is a collection of vignettes from his life.
Chapter 2: After waking up in a cave in Mount Gundabad, Durin starts his long journey alongside the Misty mountains.

Word-count: 591

Notes:
Thanks to curiouswombat for beta-reading. *hugs*
In the description of making the Dwarves, there are only "Seven fathers". The starting point of the continuation of this series is the premise that Aule, after the Seven, created many more dwarves (of both sexes) and laid them to sleep in different caves in the Misty mountains, as well as in other places in Middle-earth. We have, after all, the whole people, divided into seven clans (each of the Seven fathers became the leader of his clan). The whole people couldn't arise from seven males; and even if in the beginning we had seven pairs, the whole clans couldn't arise from one single pair.

Chapter 2: Journey

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