Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Flower challenge - Bouquet - 'Not By Any Other Name...' : Kortirion

Title: Not By Any Other Name...
Author: Kortirion
Character: OC
Rating: PG-13
Source: FotR and Appendices
Disclaimer: Tolkien’s world and plot-points.

He gathered them with care, laying them lovingly across the crook of his arm. This one was barbed and had to be handled with caution, a long stem lined with recursive thorns. This, he’d found in the south, it had clasping tendrils that spiralled sharply. These were locally produced, hardy perennials, showy, if a little obvious... but this was his favourite - a circle of thin, shiny petals... exquisite!

He sniffed, relishing the harsh tang of freshly honed iron... and fear! Barad-dûr’s gaoler laughingly called them his ‘bouquet’ – this bundle of terrible tools designed to, pierce, flay, crush and mutilate.
Tags: author: kortirion, challenge: floral: bouquet, character: villain
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