epiphyta (epiphyta) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Picked Up - Knife: Equivalent Weight

Title: Equivalent Weight
Author: Epiphyta
Characters: OFC
Rating: G
Book/Source: LoTR
Disclaimer: Not mine, but Tolkien's

She picked up the knife; set it down, and took up the bone folder. Next, the smaller sanding block --


Mending tissue, linen tape, packs of needles, tidy boxes of spacers --

"Eleniel, wake up . . . ."

So orderly, so insignificant, against such a task --

Her hands were caught and held; a forehead pressed against her own. Someone was murmuring comforting words -- had she spoken her fears aloud? -- drawing the coverlet up and tenderly kissing her forehead. As she drifted off, she heard the same voice say "This is not Gondolin's fall, dear friend; there is time enough."

Author's note: with thanks to hhimring, whose drabble "History, Snatched from the Jaws of Defeat" inspired this.
Tags: author: epiphyta, challenge: picked up: knife, character: ofc, characters: elves
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