hhimring (hhimring) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Petrology Challenge: Marble - Shell-like, Translucent

Title: Shell-like, Translucent
Author: Himring
Characters/Pairing: Celebrimbor, Narvi
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Book/Source: LOTR; Unfinished Tales
Disclaimer: I'm neither JRRT nor PJ. I hope nobody minds

For Galadriel, Celebrimbor insists on marble. Narvi presents samples and, unsurprised, watches his friend choose a delicately blue-veined, near-translucent white reminiscent of the Lady’s shell-like complexion. Another gift for the woman Celebrimbor fervently admires but simply cannot get along with! Never, not in a thousand years, even if she weren’t married already. Even a dwarf can see that but Narvi knows better than to say anything.
But after work, as he watches Celebrimbor crouching on the floor and playing marbles with the children of the Khazad, laughing uproariously at being beaten by Narvi’s great-niece, Narvi sighs, thinking: What a waste!

A/N: The following is from Gimli's rhapsody about Aglarond: "folded marbles, shell-like, translucent as the living hands of Queen Galadriel".

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