Azalais (azalaisdep) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

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Tangled Web challenge, Die/Dye - To Dye For

Author: Azalaisdep
Title: To Dye For
Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, Legolas
Source: too much associating with curiouswombat . Oh, all right, and very distantly LoTR.
Warnings: appalling Wood-elf puns
Disclaimer: Middle-earth belongs to Tolkien and his heirs: I wander there for fun, not profit

Just in case anyone is totally confused by now, this is my final contribution to the Pass the Peredhil joint series that somehow developed for this challenge between me and curiouswombat : for it to make any sense at all you need to have read He Was A Wood Elf, Once and Beware Of Imitations...

To Dye For

Little enough mirth, in those dark years; yet sometimes black humour bubbled to the surface. On one of Thranduilion’s rare visits to Imladris from Mirkwood, sharing intelligence on orc-movements in the North, the three of them bathed in a pool below the Falls of Bruinen:

“No difficulty telling you apart for a few sun-rounds,” Legolas observed, “till those unsightly colours fade from Elrohir’s skin.”

Elrohir scowled.

“One more grudge to bear orc-kind!”

“Courage,” Legolas chuckled, “what’s the Peredhil motto – ‘do or dye’? At least you did not… dye in the attempt!”

A moment later he vanished, spluttering, beneath the pool’s surface…

Tags: author: azalaisdep, character: elladan, character: elrohir, character: legolas
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