Title: A Question of Definition.
Characters: Gimli, Legolas
For the Good Earth challenge – ‘Barren lands.'
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.
If he was going to come here to visit the elf very often, Gimli thought, he would have to find a good source of stone, and build a solid house, as there didn’t seem to be any decent rock to carve into and create a proper dwarven dwelling.
Legolas was looking around with pleasure at small green saplings, stretching sunwards between blackened trunks, and pale new leaves unfurling along twisted branches.
“Already,” he said, “the trees are responding to elven care – and so recently this was all barren land.”
‘Hmm,’ thought the dwarf, ‘for some of us, it still is!’