Challenge: Woodwork - Polish
Characters/Pairing: Original Characters (reference to Maglor)
Book/Source: The Silmarillion
A/N: Oderen, a woodcarver, and Emlinn, his musician wife, have ended up besieged with the Feanorians in the castle of Himring
Disclaimer: I'm not Tolkien--nor PJ--and none of this is for profit.
They cannot get out.
Oderen mends ladders, replaces spear shafts, makes splints, chops firewood. He takes his turn on the walls and fights, badly…
‘Thank you, Oderen’, says Turion.
…or not as badly as all that?
Amidst a fragmenting world, Maglor and Emlinn go on polishing their music.
‘I have not seen you carving’, remarks Emlinn, frowning.
‘There is no call for it. All wood is for breaking or burning, here.’
‘Carve me a rose tonight—even if it has to go on the fire tomorrow.’
Pointless, clumsy, rough—but his wife praises it as though it were a song.