Challenge: Winter Sports - Skiing
Author: Erulisse (one L)
Characters/Pairing: Helyanwë (OFC), Ecthelion, Glorfindel
Book/Source: The Silmarillion
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.
Faster Ever Faster
"Ecthellion," Helyanwë called out as she skated across the pond. "Have you seen Glorfindel today?"
"He's skiing the high slopes with the aid of Thorondor's youngest son." Ecthelion turned smoothly on his skates, looking carefully along the slopes ringing their mountain fortress. "There! Can you see him? What a fool!"
Helyanwë looked where he pointed and burst out laughing. "That eagle won't be allowed to fly outside his eyrie for a month. Look what Glorfindel has him doing. He's flapping his wings, creating more draft to push him down the slope faster. Whoops! Looks like that fall might have hurt."
(For another look at Glorfindel's 'Ski Gondolin' adventures, see an earlier drabble here: http://efiction.esteliel.de/viewstory.php?sid=420)