Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Balls challenge: roll into a ball: 'Gut Reaction'

Title: Gut Reaction
Author: Kortirion
Character: Estel, Elrohir
Rating: G
Source: Pre-Ring War
Disclaimer: Tolkien created the meta story, Kortirion made this moment.

Confronted as he crouched to examine the ground, Estel curled up and rolled backwards, somersaulting out of reach. As his feet touched the ground he was up, still moving away, but in a fighting stance, arms out, weight on his toes…

Elrohir raised an eyebrow, a gesture remarkably like his father’s.

“Peace, little brother.”

Estel relaxed, “You startled me,” he mumbled.

Elrohir smiled, “If we don’t make you a warrior, you can always become a tumbler. Follow me.”

But the image in Elrohir’s mind was of that infant, recently bereaved, often found rolled up into a ball, hiding in closets.
Tags: author: kortirion, challenge: ball: roll into a ball, character: elrohir, character: estel
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