Characters/Pairing: Celeborn, Galadriel
Disclaimer: Tolkien's the genius, not me.
It didn’t take long for the Elven groups to start branching out, heading east through Eriador and beyond.
Celeborn stripped small branches from a longer limb to make a walking stick as he listened to Celebrimbor talk with other smiths about settling near the western entrance of Khazad-dûm. Galadriel sat nearby, also listening—with a glint in her eyes that Celeborn recognized.
Their conversation later went as expected. Celebimbor was a craftsman, not a leader. Someone would need to make sure the settlement didn’t fall apart when he lost interest.
Celeborn sighed. Noldor and Dwarves. Wonderful. “When do we leave?”