For the Rainbow challenge – ‘Indigo'.
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.
He knew the colours in order; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.
He understood red – the colour of blood; orange, the colour of the coal in the smiths’ forge; yellow, the yolk of his egg at breakfast. Green – the leaves and grasses were all shades of green; blue was the clear sky as he lay on his back and gazed upwards. Violet was simple – colour and flower a mirror one of the other.
But indigo? It was the space between two colours – the colour that bridged a gap.
“We are indigo,” young Elros thought, “bridging men and elves.”