Azalais (azalaisdep) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

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Fell beasts challenge, Balrogs - Found in Translation

Author: Azalaisdep
Title: Found in Translation
Characters: Bilbo, Legolas
Source: LoTR
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Middle-earth belongs to Tolkien and his heirs: I wander there for fun, not profit

Caught up, just in time for the next challenge! (I did consider cheating and simply re-posting this drabble, but then I thought of a sequel...)

Found in Translation

“I know the tale of Gondolin’s fall, of course, but this version I never heard.” The golden-haired Elf turns the great bound volume’s fragile pages reverently. “You translated it all?”

Bilbo nods eagerly. “Using many other sources here in Elrond’s library – and a few first-hand accounts, of course! Glorfindel was most helpful regarding the passages relating to the Balrog – here, see…”

“The Balrog.” Bilbo’s companion stares at the text, unable to tear his eyes away. “’Wings of shadow and flame…’” He shudders. “A terror beyond imagining.”

“Just think yourself lucky, Legolas,” Bilbo agrees, “that you’re never likely to encounter one.”
Tags: author: azalaisdep, challenge: fell beasts: balrogs, character: bilbo, character: legolas
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