Challenge: Trees - Trunk
Author: Erulisse (one L)
Characters/Pairing: Celeborn, Thranduil
Warnings: Reference to battle and death.
Book/Source: The Silmarillion
Disclaimer: Tolkien built the sandbox, I only play with the bucket and shovel that he left for me. No money, profit or non, is made from the publication of this story.
The Skies Wept Blood
Thranduil knelt beside his friend. “Have some bread at least...”
Celeborn looked up, his eyes distant, seeing another place and time. The skeletal elf accepted a torn piece of bread but did not eat.
He whispered, “After Doriath she searched. For many days. Finally she found me near death; huddled against a tree trunk, the bodies of two so dear to us cradled in my arms.”
One tear fell unacknowledged, then another.
“The very skies wept blood. So many.... So many never rose again. We buried Dior's sons beneath that gnarled trunk and vowed to never speak of it again.”