blslarner (blslarner) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Tangled Web Challenge: Dye.Die--Death of a Love

Title: Death of a Love
Author: Larner
Characters: Paladin Took, Pearl Took
Rating: G
Book/Source: LotR
Disclaimer: The Master gave us world and characters; I present the drabble.

Death of a Love

Paladin carried a basket of wool into the dying shed, looking on his eldest as she stirred the dye with a wooden paddle. “So,” he said, “you’ve set aside your fascination for Frodo in favor of Isumbard?”

She shrugged. “What I felt for Frodo wasn’t true love, Da. I was too young to appreciate what being married to him might mean.”

“I’m sorry, lass,” he said, laying his hand on Pearl’s shoulder. “It’s not easy to let such a love die.”

She looked up, and he saw that she did feel pain, no matter how lightly she spoke of it.
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