Azalais (azalaisdep) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Season of Gifts challenge, A Merry Heart - A Rose in Winter

Author: Azalaisdep
Title: A Rose in Winter
Characters: Arwen
Source: LoTR
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Middle-earth belongs to Tolkien and his heirs: I wander there for fun, not profit

Inspired both by my own garden at the weekend, and some of curiouswombat 's recent photos of stubborn flowers hanging on in hers:

A Rose in Winter

Arwen wanders disconsolately out into Rivendell’s deserted gardens.  A month since all her hope, all Middle-earth’s hope, vanished into the gathering twilight.  All’s silent; it has not snowed in the sheltered valley, and everything is dead, and dull, and brown.

Drawing her shawl tighter, she comes to the rose garden;  glances wearily about her – then smiles. One bush, despite the frost coating stems and thorns, refuses to yield to winter; three, no, four tightly wound red buds a small yet sturdy gift.

Arwen carefully plucks one, tucks it into her hair, and returns within doors with an unexpectedly merrier heart.
Tags: author: azalaisdep, challenge: gifts: merry heart, character: arwen
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