hhimring (hhimring) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Birds Challenge - Nightingale: In Neldoreth, in Spring

Title: In Neldoreth, in Spring
Author: Himring
Characters/Pairing: Galadriel/Celeborn (plus reference to Melian)
Rating: PG13
Warnings: infringement of privacy
Book/Source: Lord of the Rings, Silmarillion
Disclaimer: The characters (and their complicated history!) are entirely Tolkien's.
A/N: This is set a lot earlier in time than the previous drabble. (Galadriel should probably still be called Artanis here.)

Celeborn looked up from kissing Galadriel and straight into the beady eye of a nightingale. The bird was ensconced on the tree branch above, half-concealed by leaves, and watching them silently.
‘Would you mind...!’ Celeborn said.
In his arms, Galadriel stiffened. The nightingale gave a short liquid trill and flew off.
‘I see,’ said Galadriel, amused.
It had been a relief that foresighted Melian approved of his affection for Galadriel, thought Celeborn, but he did not like conducting his courtship in front of witnesses.
Galadriel’s smile intensified.
‘But can a Sinda ever be truly alone in the woods?’ she asked.

A/N: I should maybe stress that this is early in their courtship--so it's really just a kiss that the nightingale is watching!
Tags: author: himring, character: celeborn, character: galadriel
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