sits up the leafy Rhûn bamboo
apart from the bloody fighting.
did this happen to be, you ask now.
an unimaginative Vat Mom
lighter skinned because
genes had reverted to the elvish.
soak up sun like she had heartwood,
her Vat siblings couldn’t abide.
didn’t end there, Two just wouldn’t fit.
all rules, spurned not by tree or Ent.
did she, her lack of orc duty. Her great, dirty secret.
her, they shoved and prodded, rarely gave her to eat
far ahead scouting, her superiors hoped she was attritioned.
Two away from both armies. She opted to be tree bound
so high away in her state of AWOL
came to her no matter how she wished to close that door.
through the fight she stayed still and tight
tree though the shrieks of combat
as the sun finally blossomed
dread orc horde encaving quickly.
dwarves and elves rested then.
waited until all was quiet, her cue.
lightly through forest shady edging
threading woods she wasn’t quiet enough
the sharp-eyed scout saw her movin’
he held back on his nocked arrow.
from sun and open she’d truly stay
unOrcish, to the tree trunks and mossy muck.
from the bush or you’ll have no life to show.”
She looked and nothing would expose
and tree. Greens. Browns. Shaking in grief.
she slipped out, all her senses assaulting
the light, waiting for death so rigor, so blue.
stepped out with his bow tightening.
you? Or should I ask what you are?’
she mumbled low. Fearfully too.
again, semi-Orc, I could only hear a bit.”
“But you touch tree, leaf. Fear not sun nor sky blue.”
“I’m not a good Orc.” On her hair, bitter, she tugs.
Badin grins and eases his bow arm’s torque.
foe is not my enemy.” And, with a laugh, he goes.
Orc Two, of a sudden, with a life more freeing.
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