Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
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Hairdressing challenge - condition - 'Conditions of Employment' : Kortirion

Title: Conditions of Employment
Author: Kortirion
Character: Female Dwarf
Rating: G
Source: Middle-earth
Disclaimer: Tolkien created this world – Kortirion created this drabble. (A little behind, but getting there. ~_^ )


It had been a condition of her apprenticeship, no hand-fasting, no ‘arrangements’, nothing to distract from the tasks in hand. Apprentice-smiths bound themselves to their master for seven years, and he’d more say over their lives than parents… What she hadn’t expected was… well… to be in this condition!

It had been fine to begin with, some jesting from the others – swiftly quelled with furrowed brows by their master – then she’d realised what made her hand shake, what made her heart pound like a drop-hammer…

Her Master stood from the forge, bare-chested, fire-lit, glistening… shaking back his sweat-drenched plaits…

Oooooooooo........
Tags: author: kortirion, challenge: hairdressing: condition, character: dwarves
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