Challenge: Trees Challenge - Roots (slightly belated!)
Characters/Pairing: Elros, Voronwe
Book/Source: The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings
A/N: For Loke, who likes stories featuring Voronwe, the elf who led Tuor to Gondolin. This drabble assumes he survived the Fall of Gondolin and was among those that brought the White Tree from Tol Eressea to Numenor.
Disclaimer: The Professor wrote; I squeezed in a footnote.
Armenelos was hardly a city yet: it seemed part overgrown village, part ramshackle construction site. Yet, in the central court of the future palace, a square piece of earth had been marked out. Voronwe watched Elros wield the shovel with much expertise.
‘In truth’, he said, ‘this sapling resembles mighty Telperion of old far less than silver-flowered Belthil did that Turgon made and raised up in fair Gondolin, for your great-grandfather was master of his craft. But, unlike Belthil, this is a living tree and we hope it will take root and grow.’
Carefully, he transferred Nimloth into the hole.