SheBit (shebit) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Coins in the Fountain (III)

Title: Coins in the Fountain (III)
Author: SheBit
Source: Pre-LotR
Disclaimer: The Professor owns everything.
Author's Note: Another for the 'coins' challenge, and yes, I really am telling the story of this fountain in reverse - this ones set a few years before 'Coins in the Fountain (II)'. And guess what - there are a couple more to come!

"Mama, why does the man throw his money into that fountain?"

"The fountain grants wishes, little bird."


"Of course. You just drop in a coin and make your wish.

The Steward's son patted at his clothes, frowning. "I don't have any coins, mama."

A hand on his shoulder made the boy turn and meet the smiling face of his brother, who held out a shining copper coin, gently pressing it into his hand.

"Thank you, Brom!"

The coin slipped loudly into the bright water, and, with a smile, the boy said "I wish to be just like papa!"
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