Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Weather challenge - Thunder: 'Cold Comfort' : Kortirion

Title: Cold Comfort
Author: Kortirion
Characters: Aragorn and Halbarad
Rating: G
Source: Pre-Ring War
Disclaimer: Tolkien’s imaginarium - Kortirion just basks in its glory occasionally.

The crash reverberated across darkened skies already split asunder by a blinding flash. A gasp escaped him at its nearness, the forked strike’s image engraved white on red inside his eyelids. A comforting hand grasped his shoulder... Again, tumultuous rumbling splintered the air; the body beside him also flinched involuntarily... before laughter rumbled softly in his companion’s chest, a tiny thunder.

“They told me when I was small it was Aulë’s hammer, and the flash was sparked from his anvil...”

The two rangers huddled under a rocky outcrop.

“And now...?” muttered Halbarad.

Aragorn shrugged, “Sometimes, the tale’s the prettier story...”
Tags: author: kortirion, challenge: extreme weather: thunder, character: aragorn, character: halbarad
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