curiouswombat (curiouswombat) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

The Oak and the Ash. For the Oak Challenge.

Title: "The oak and the ash..."
Author: Curiouswombat
Characters: Eldarion and his new governess.
Rating; G
Source: post LotR
For the Trees challenge - Oak.
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.

Continuing the series of glimpses into life in Eldarion's classroom when he is a very little boy.

The Oak and the Ash...

Sitting in the walled garden, where pale flowers were opening in the spring sunshine, Firiel was glad that the King had suggested outdoor lessons for Eldarion.

Presently, though, her young charge was learning from a more experienced teacher; a lesson also approved by the King.

Fey the elf might be - but he was commendably patient as he taught Eldarion how to plant the small seedlings.

As his soft voice explained which trees live best together Firiel suddenly remembered her mother singing –

“The oak and the ash, and the bonny ivy tree…”

If Legolas saw her tears, he said nothing.

There are a number of versions of this song on You-tube, if you don't know it. My favourite is probably This one by Marianne Faithfull because it is fairly simple!
Tags: author: curiouswombat, challenge: trees: oak, character: eldarion, character: oc
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