For the Rainbow challenge – ‘Red'.
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.
They had arrived. At last the long ride was over; the horses could take their ease and crop the lush grass, saddles and bridles removed. Their riders would need them no more.
Inside there were food-laden tables with jugs of water, and flasks of wine, all ready to fill glasses for inevitable toasts.
Then the setting sun shone through the windows that looked west; it cast a rosy glow on all within the hall, highlighting faces filled with longing, fear or hope.
“Red sky at night is the sailors’ delight,’ said Cirdan, “You will have smooth seas and fair winds.”