Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
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Tangled Web challenge - knit - 'Knit-bone' : Kortirion

Title: Knit-bone
Author: Kortirion
Character: OFC and a Rider of Rohan
Rating: G
Source: RotK – after the Siege of Minas Tirith
Disclaimer: Tolkien constructed Middle-earth and all who dwell therein, it is his.


Thick greenish liquid slithered between her fingers as she soaked the bindings. Wild mint masked it a little, but the glutinous boiled Comfrey root still smelt dull and rank.

Knit-bone - it hardened like wood around broken limbs, but by Eru did it stink!

Poppy-juice had taken the man’s senses, allowing them to strip him and straighten the broken leg - now she wound comfrey-bandages around the splints.

The young Rohirrim’s hair, mussed and blooded from battle, gleamed dull-golden against the pillow... She frowned, remembering another... now lost - and thought...

I’ll clean and comb that for him... when I’ve time.
Tags: author: kortirion, challenge: tangled web: knit, character: oc, character: rohirrim
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