Characters: Legolas, Fangorn
Disclaimer: These characters belong to Tolkien.
Sunlight pushes long fingers through gaps in the foliage, reflecting off damp tree trunks and spider’s legs, and Legolas closes his eyes...
The spiders are like condensed versions of their own silk, wisps of silver against his eyelids, fragile gossamers strung out on their tree looms.
For millennia Fangorn has slowly contracted; the hands of men and orcs breaking and tearing ever further in. But now he feels a rift in the ancient time-fabric of the forest, a hum of anger, a surge pushing the trees out and forward like a fist...as the spiders scuttle and weave their transient webs.