Character: Gimli, Elves
Disclaimer: Tolkien’s legendarium, Kortirion’s drabble
Gimli couldn’t help staring at Legolas’ tresses. They reminded him of his granddame’s favourite beads – round globes of clear rock-crystal threaded by identical golden ‘hair’. They’d fascinated him; she’d twirl them in the light and tell him they held a deceitful Elf-king’s hair, caught by the rocks after he'd lied to a dwarf-lord. Grown-up and apprenticed, he learned about rutilated inclusions, but still knew it as ‘Elf-hair Quartz’.
On their quest, he’d realised his unimpeachable source of elvish knowledge, his gran’dame’s tales… were seriously flawed… so when offered a real Elf-queen’s hair… why of course he’d encase them in crystal!