Jay of Lasgalen (jay_of_lasgalen) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
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Water Challenge: A Riddle In The Dark


Title:  A Riddle in the Dark
Author:  Jay of Lasgalen
Character: Erestor
Rating: G
Source: Pre-LOTR
Disclaimer:  Tolkien's; not mine.

Summary:  Erestor finds something unexpected in the cellars.  Written for the 'Lake' challenge.   

 

 

A Riddle In The Dark

 

 

 

Erestor did not need a candle. He knew every step, every inch of the cellars, and could put his hand on anything required even in total darkness. But as he neared the foot of the stairs he suddenly stepped into unexpected water.

 

Standing quite still, he reached out and took matches and a candle from a shelf.   The flame reflected off dark water, for the cellar had unaccountably become an underground lake. Barrels and casks floated here and there, and water dripped in the distance.

 

He stared in disbelief, then turned and bellowed up the stairs. 

“Elladan! Elrohir! Come here!

 

 

 

 

Author's Notes:  I mentioned the time the twins managed to flood the cellars in a drabble here


Tags: author: jay_of_lasgalen, challenge: water: lakes, character: erestor
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