Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
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Deadly Sins challenge - Greed - 'Lack' : Kortirion

Title: Lack
Author: Kortirion
Characters: The Dwarves
Rating: G
Source: Pre-Ring war
Disclaimer: Tolkien’s Middle-earth – Kortirion’s extrapolated drabble


With every blow the rocks sang - pick-handles thrummed in their hands, promising metals, rare minerals... mithril!

First... copper, green as the unseen trees far above... white quartzite lead to gold, shimmering in thin trails – like a maiden’s beard, brushing through the rock... Eyes lit up, mouths rounded to secret words only the delvers knew, for where there’s gold...

Their hunger grew. ‘Avaricious’, others called them, but desire went deeper than mere greed... they had to have Arda’s treasures. Their rock-born fea craved ownership... union.

Deeper, deeper... until they woke the fiery bane... and were dispossessed of everything they held dear.
Tags: author: kortirion, challenge: 7sins2:greed, character: dwarves
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