Characters: Ecthelion of the Fountain, Egalmoth of the Heavenly Arch
Book/Source: Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Disclaimer: Gondolin and its Houses and their lords are Tolkien's
‘Come with me,’ said Ecthelion.
He took Egalmoth’s hand and led him to the new fountain.
‘Look at the colours,’ he said.
The new fountain in front of Egalmoth’s house was the largest yet and its arrangement complex. In the sunlight, among the gushing and falling waters, danced multiple fragments of rainbows: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple.
‘Did you do that on purpose?’ asked Egalmoth of the Heavenly Arch.
‘It is the sun,’ replied Ecthelion of the Fountain. ‘I merely built the best fountain for you that I could. It was the light that gave us rainbows, for free.’
A/N: Also for the tolkien100 Challenge "Something for nothing"