Lbilover (ex_lbilover) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Coastland challenge

Title: Departure
Author: Lbilover
Characters/Pairing: Legolas, Gimli
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Book/Source: LOTR appendices
Disclaimer: Just borrowing Tolkien's wonderful characters. I promise to return them unharmed.

The wind was high, whipping the rigging until it sang the sweetest song. Overhead, gulls circled; their mournful cries replaced the echoes that dwelt in his heart.

The ship was sleek as an otter, eager as a hunting hound, graceful as a swan: sea longing crafted her, and anticipation bound her planks.

But Legolas made no move. Was she seaworthy? Would she find the Straight Road?

“Come, friend Legolas,” said Gimli, and with sure steps crossed the gangplank.

“Here is a thing unheard of!” Legolas murmured. “A Dwarf will go aboard and an Elf dare not!”

Smiling, he followed after.

Tags: author: lbilover, challenge: good earth: coastland, character: gimli, character: legolas
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