curiouswombat (curiouswombat) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Unmentionables; weather vane. Pennants.

Title; Pennants.
Challenge: Unmentionables; weather vane
Characters: Ithilien Elves.
Rating: PG;
Source: LotR.

The artists had so often been wrong, Tindómë thought. How many times had she seen paintings of ships sailing with billowing sails, brightly coloured pennants at the mastheads streaming behind.

Except, of course, the wind that picked up as they left the land behind was blowing from the East, filling the sails and pushing ‘The Heart of Eryn Ithil’ westwards. And the pennants at the mastheads flowed in it, as if they were weather vanes showing the direction and strength of the wind, pointing forward as if wishing to be the first to see their destination in the Utmost West.


In my Returnverse stories Legolas sails after Aragorn's death in a ship built on the Anduin with the help of Cirdan's elves. A ship large enough to take not only him and Gimli, but many of those who had joined him in Ithilien. Tindómë is Legolas' 'Sister of the heart'.

Tags: author: curiouswombat, challenge: unmentionables: compass, character: gimli, character: legolas
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