Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Tangled web challenge - dye/die - 'Cochineal' : Kortirion

Title: Cochineal
Author: Kortirion
Character: ofc
Rating: G
Source: Houses of Healing, and after
Disclaimer: Tolkien created Middle-earth and all its denizens – bar this one.

Cochineal – she shook the jar... was there enough to dye some new leathers?
She slapped the lid on... Foolish vanity! ...And strode away.

They’d ride to battle soon – one they might not win...

But... He would be king!

She exhaled slowly.

That die was cast long ago. The Elf Queen had seen their fates – to criss-cross as warp and weft, but never entwine like...

No – no jealousy – too late for that! Theirs was a tangled web...

She looked at her hands, stained red.

There’d be more blood... more dieing...

Dammit! She’d ride out too!

...And wear red to his coronation!
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