Adonnen Estenniel (alphien) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
Adonnen Estenniel

"Stronger than Steel" - Defense Challenge

Title: Stronger than Steel
Author: Adonnen Estenniel (alphien)
Characters/Pairing: Maedhros, Celebrimbor
Rating: PG
Book/Source: The Silmarillion
Disclaimer: Setting, characters, and genius belong to the Tolkien Estate. I make no money from this.

Maedhros hefted the sword, attempted a lunge. His weak arm shook, and he panted, struggling to maintain his grip, but it was no good. The sword fell to the floor with a heavy clank, and he cursed.

A quick, whispering exhalation echoed through the now silent space, and Celebrimbor emerged from the shadows. His young face was knotted and tense. “Uncle,” he said, “you needn’t o’erburden yourself. A sword is not a man’s only defense against the Enemy.”

Maedhros watched the boy through narrowed eyes, clenching his phantom hand.

“No,” he agreed, voice hard, “but it is the best defense.”
Tags: author: alphien, challenge: summer sports: swordplay, character: elves, character: maedhros
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