engarian (engarian) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Passing the Torch by Erulisse (one LO

Title: Passing the Torch
Challenge: Old English Writings - Chronicle
Author: Erulisse (one L)
Characters/Pairing: JRR Tolkien
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Book/Source: Not really book sourced, probably totally AU.

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.

Passing the Torch

Many years later, in another land and another time, hands left documents in a little-visited corner of one of the smaller libraries at Oxford. Rolled helter-skelter, they stuck out from open spaces on the shelving.

The disorganized sculpture of pages attracted the intended recipient. At loose ends since publishing his children's book, he glanced at the shelf. "Tsch!" he muttered as he pulled the vellum from the shelves and glanced at them to reshelf them accurately.

Hours later, as the lights flickered to warn students the library was closing, he had fallen under their spell. He would chronicle Elven history.
Tags: author: erulisse
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