Characters/Pairing: Gandalf, Saruman, Radagast
Book/Source: Unfinished Tales
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Summary: Saruman’s housewarming party winds down. ‘Pulls a Face’ challenge.
Meta: Evidently craban is the singular of the more widely-known crebain.
Saruman pulled a contemptuous grimace as Gandalf lit his pipe. “Must you?”
“I’m merely indulging in a reward for my provision of celebratory fireworks.”
Gandalf exhaled a silent haze. “You’re welcome.”
“I never asked you to bring your vile smokes into Isengard, Gandalf.”
“Vile smokes,” echoed the young craban Saruman held, glancing up at him attentively.
Saruman blinked, reflective. Radagast clapped his hands: “Splendid, you’re getting on already!”
“I do not ‘get on’ with birds nor smokes nor any of the other nonsense unfolding here,” Saruman said serenely.
The craban watched the smoke rings disperse into the night.