Title; What is red? A rose is red...
Characters; Eldarion and Firiel, his governess.
For the 'Coil' challenge.
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.
More about Eldarion in the classroom.
“Today,” Firiel began, “we will think about words beginning with ‘R’.”
“Red!” said Eldarion before she could continue. “Dragons are red! I could draw a red dragon.”
Not exactly what she had planned, but...
“Uncle ‘Dan and Uncle ‘Rohir had trouble with dragons in the Trollshaws, and Nana and Ada knew a hobbit who sneaked in and stole things from a big red dragon and…”
Definitely not what she had planned. Sneaking and stealing!
As she thought of a response Eldarion continued, “and red dragons sleep like a shiny coil on top of a big pile of treasure… with rubies!”
Jay particularly (as it was a birthday fic for her) and others, too, may recognise the mention of the Dragons in the Trollshaws from this story by Bodkin.