hhimring (hhimring) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Reflections challenge - mirror, thought: "Sisters in law, sisters in expatriation", by Himring

Title: Sisters in law, sisters in expatriation
Author: Himring
Characters: Hareth of the House of Haleth, Gloredhel of the House of Hador (referenced)
Rating: PG
Warnings: not really angst, just the consequences of marrying into a different society
Book/Source: Silmarillion
Disclaimer: Mostly Tolkien, with a bit of colouring-in
A/N: Hareth and Gloredhel married each other's brothers in a double wedding; both went to live with their new husband's people.

Hareth looked in the mirror given her by Gloredhel when they exchanged gifts at their wedding. It showed dark hair, features that made her stand out among her husband’s people; it did not show how short she was, compared to any of them, but especially to her husband, Galdor the Tall, towering more than two heads above her. It was too small for that.
Visible difference—but the difference between the House of the Haleth and the House of Hador was reflected even more strongly in thought.
How, she wondered, was Gloredhel doing, trying to adjust to life in Brethil?

A/N: Oshun's new bio of the month at the Silmarillion Writer's Guild is on Hareth. Like the bio, this drabble also fits the SWG's current rare character challenge, and also Legendarium Ladies April, which also has a mirror prompt.
Tags: author: himring, challenge: reflection; mirror., challenge: reflection; thought, character: men, character: other canon character
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