Adonnen Estenniel (alphien) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
Adonnen Estenniel

"Rebirth of the Grey One" - Embroider Challenge

 Title: Rebirth of the Grey One, or A Conversation between Nienna and Olórin
Author: Adonnen Estenniel (alphien )
Characters/Pairing: Nienna and Olórin
Rating: PG
Book/Source: The Silmarillion
Disclaimer: Setting, characters, and genius belong to the Tolkien Estate. I make no money from this.

Your blue heart quivers, taken by noxious fumes of divinity. A dying pulse rattles seeping veins, and cerulean beads drip down your face.

The needle falls from your broken fist.

‘It is enough,’ you gasp.

I watch as the embroidery pulls apart. The seams are failing – the barest of threads.

‘Perhaps,’ I say. The word is naked in the perspiring night.

Eyes glaze, and drops of blue tremble at your brow. Beneath your tongue shimmers a lustrous truth. But you will not voice it.

‘It is enough,’ you repeat.

The lie stands unchallenged.

Such agonizing ways you have met yourself.
Tags: author: alphien, challenge: tangled web: embroider, character: gandalf, character: nienna
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