Characters: Gimli, Legolas
For the Good Earth challenge – ‘Garden.'
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.
While Gimli lived he asked Lord Aulë for a final resting place, “so that the elf may return to his trees”.
He lay now, forever honoured, within sight and sound of Aulë’s forge.
The elf, indeed, returned to his trees; along with others of his father’s people – Tirion held no charms for them.
Now, deep in newly settled woodland, Legolas built a garden. Beneath a rocky outcrop he traced crystal pebble paths around larger, ore-bearing, erratics from far away. Two straight limbed trees, that could well haft an axe, guarded a stone whereon he carved dwarven runes then, under, ‘Elvellon’.