Title: Of Dwarves and Horses
Author: Alma Heart
Characters/Pairing: Gimli, Firefoot
Book/Sourse: LoTR: TTT
Disclaimer: All of Middle Earth is from the hand of Tolkien. I own nothing. I make no profit from the drabble.
“Hail Gimli, Gloin's son...ride with me, I beg…Firefoot, my horse, will bear us both, if you will.” (Eomer, The Two Towers)
One ear askew, Firefoot regarded the stumpy being skeptically. You’d have me bear that thing? His utter consternation mirrored Gimli’s face at the thought of sitting upon his back.
You’d have me astride that beast?
Setting his jaw, Gimli approached, challenged each step by fiery eyes.
Proudly, Firefoot snorted, a hot blast against Gimli’s face, setting his beard aflutter. Gimli raised a fearless brow and, to Eomer’s astonishment, responded with a powerful breath, ruffling Firefoot’s snow-white mane.
Eyes of the swift wind gazed into those born of the earth‘s deeps.
Then Firefoot nickered and Gimli broke into a hearty laugh.