Azalais (azalaisdep) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

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Tangled Web challenge, Weave - Straight and True: or, One Crucial Difference

Author: Azalaisdep
Title: Straight and True: or, One Crucial Difference
Characters: Elladan, Elrohir
Source: LoTR (and, more directly, this drabble...)
Rating: PG
Warnings: mild gore
Disclaimer: Middle-earth belongs to Tolkien and his heirs: I wander there for fun, not profit

This little effort was inspired - if that's the word - by curiouswombat 's hilarious account, here, of the one physical difference between Elladan and Elrohir, and how it got that way; she very graciously gave me permission to borrow her plot thread and give you the backstory! The story subsequently continues here...

Straight and True: or, One Crucial Difference

Only with the last orcs dead or fled does Elrohir, staggering from a blow to the head, notice his brother sinking to his knees clutching his stomach.

“S’all right…” Elladan gasps. “Just – flesh wound…”

Weaving dizzily back across the clearing, Elrohir wrestles his kit from his saddlebag, yanks open Elladan’s tunic, curses as he tries to thread a stitching needle through blurred and dancing vision.

“Make sure you – sew me up straight!” his twin mutters thickly.

“S’the last of my worries…” Elrohir retorts, squinting.

Several days later, back in Imladris, he’s woken from dozing by an outraged shout:

“I’m crooked!
Tags: author: azalaisdep, challenge: tangled web: weave, character: elladan, character: elrohir
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