Clodia Metelli (clodia_metelli) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
Clodia Metelli

Tree Challenge, Holly - Omnia Vanitas

Title: Omnia Vanitas
Author: clodia_metelli
Characters: Erestor, OC
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Book/Source: Silmarillion, LOTR.
Disclaimer: I am not J.R.R. Tolkien and I make no money from this.

Omnia Vanitas

Storm clouds darkened above the pallid cliffs, edged with sulphurous yellow as the last of the day burned off in a smoky blaze. The new road with its serrated hedges stretched alongside the Sirannon’s sunset-bloodied waters. “I tried holly berries once,” recalled Erestor. “Not a good idea.”

Melinna flicked a glossy leaf. “I remember. It wasn’t.”

“I was young.” He glanced up the valley. The doors of Hadhodrond stood open in the distance. “So are the Jewel-smiths. They think their work will last forever.”

“Of course they do,” said Melinna. “Why bother, otherwise?”

“Noldor!” said Erestor. “You’d think they’d learn.”

Tags: author: clodia_metelli, challenge: trees: holly, character: erestor
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