curiouswombat (curiouswombat) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

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Athelas challenge.

Title: The Gardener
Author: Curiouswombat
Characters: Legolas, an elleth.
Rating: G
Source: LotR
For the Flowers challenge – ‘Athelas'.
Disclaimer: The characters in this story do not belong to me, but are being used for amusement only, and all rights remain with the estate of JRR Tolkien.

“Your garden grows well, my lord,” the dark haired elleth said, “but then everything is so much more beautiful here in Valinor than it could have been… there.”

Legolas got the impression that she included herself in this statement that dismissed his previous life with such passing disdain.

“But why do you have that weed? Surely it should be pulled out?” his companion continued.

“That,” Legolas answered, “is athelas, and I brought the seeds here personally.”

“Goodness! Why?”

“It reminds me of people that I loved, who were important to me,” he answered.

“More than… me?” she asked archly.

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