Characters/Pairing: Gandalf, Saruman, Radagast
Book/Source: Unfinished Tales
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Summary: Saruman dislikes housewarming (er, tower-warming) parties. ‘Wink’ challenge.
Radagast hopped down as the cart trundled to a stop. “We’ve brought the welcome wagon.”
“You needn’t have,” Saruman grumbled.
“Nonsense.” Gandalf began unloading the cart without further preamble. “Saruman the Wise taking up residence at Angrenost–a momentous event! One that calls for fireworks of many colors.”
Radagast proffered a black bird. “A housewarming gift, Curunír. Fledgling crebain. They are clever, like you, as you’ll see if you raise them patiently.”
“I have no use for birds, nor for many colors,” Saruman pronounced blandly.
Gandalf winked at the faintly crestfallen Radagast and rejoined irrepressibly, “So you say now, Saruman.”