engarian (engarian) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Tolkien Weekly Challenge - Swordplay or Defense - Paying the Price

 Title: Paying the Price
Author: Erulisse (one L)
Characters/Pairing: Curufinwe, OFC, OFM
Rating: R – Implied character death
Warnings: Implied death and violence
Book/Source: The Silmarillion

A chilling look at the Kinslaying at Alqualondë and the relationships that ended in bloodshed at those piers. For TW Challenge – Swordplay or Defense.

Disclaimer: Tolkien built the sandbox, I only play with the bucket and shovel that he left for me. No money, profit or non, is made from the publication of this story.

Paying the Price

Looking across the quay towards his assailant, he noticed two things: the sword raised against him and a young woman attempting to pull the Noldo away from him.

He suddenly recognized the man as Curufinwë, his cousin’s husband, and the woman as their daughter. But what was his cousin-by-marriage doing here in Alqualondë?

Glancing around, he saw that many of the swan ships were being overtaken. Intending to speak to the man whom he had entertained at his table, he lowered his boat hook and approached. As the sword swept towards his body, he watched its deadly dance with disbelief.
Tags: author: erulisse, challenge: summer sports: swordplay, character: elves
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