Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Rock challenge - Hearts of Stone II: Kortirion

Title: Hearts of Stone II
Author: Kortirion
Character: Aragorn
Rating: G
Source: Middle-earth
Disclaimer: Tolkien assembled the world... Kortirion assembled the words.

Over many years it had been his habit to collect pebbles, small pieces of his belovéd Arda. Some rocks were for investigation; mornivren was honed into small blades sharper than steel in northern Rhun, while Greenstone became razor-edged adzes in the east... Some he picked up because the patterns pleased him; these he had fashioned into heart-shapes and gave to Arwen.

All except the iron-rich nodule found one memorable night in Moria; polished into a silvery oval, silken smooth, heavy in the hand... cool at first... but warming when cupped in his palm – this he kept privately, for himself.
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