Challenge: Sounds Like: Heirloom
Author: Erulisse (one L)
Characters/Pairing: Elladan, Elrohir, Erestor
Book/Source: The Books of JRR Tolkien
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.
An Heirloom of the High King
The twins circled the spear silently, gazing at it reverently.
Aeglos stood upright in a gold embellished, polished granite stand. The blade still gleamed; its edge honed and razor sharp. Streamers attached below the head fluttered in the summer breeze coming from the roof vents. They were faded, tattered and still bore the bloodstains of battle.
Erestor watched from the shaded colonnade as the boys formed their questions.
“Why do we display Gil-galad's spear?” asked Elrohir.
“It is an heirloom of the High King's house,” Erestor responded.
“But father wasn't Gil-galad's son,” Elladan commented.
“No, not his son. His heir.”