Characters: Gimli, anonymous fc
Disclaimer: Not mine, merely borrowed.
Author’s note: For the “Shy” challenge. Actually, a prequel to another drabble,Shades of Stone
‘Twas the oddest sight, reminding me of something I’d seen, what, forty years ago?
A dwarf, running his hands lovingly over incised stone, as though reading by fingertip the tales within.
“Good sir –” I said, shyly; he turned, startled. “You touch that stone as few others have. My lady Finduilas always did, that same worshipful way. She was of the soft seacoast lands, they say, but learned to love our city, the warmth and color of its walls. Thank you for –”
“ ’Twas nothing,” he said gruffly, and moved on; but he seemed (to my mind) to be smiling.