Characters: Thranduil and the elves of Mirkwood.
For the Rainbow challenge – ‘Rainbow.'
His elves moved swiftly and silently through the woods. Woods they knew well; had wept over their destruction and decay.
All night it rained, unseasonably, and all were wet. Wet cloaks, wet packs, wet mail, wet hair.
When they saw their foes in the struggling light of day they fired; volley after volley, until they had to charge with swords drawn.
Then the sun broke through for moments; its light fragmented in the mist above them, then touched elven weapons, armour, flying hair.
As Thranduil charged he thought “Surely we must overcome the dark – for we have become rainbow warriors.”
Disclaimer: The characters in these stories do not belong to me, but are being used for amusement only, and all rights remain with the estate of JRR Tolkien.