Huinárë (huinare) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Analyses - 'Deadpan' challenge

Title: Analyses
Author: Huinárë
Characters/Pairing: Gandalf, Saruman, Radagast
Rating: G
Warnings: N/A
Book/Source: Unfinished Tales
Disclaimer: Characters belong to Tolkien. No profit reaped by myself, aside from a wealth of intellectual giddiness.

Summary: Saruman’s housewarming party is over. ‘Deadpan’ challenge.
Meta: I’m going to go back and do a new ‘Smile’ to wrap this up, since when the ‘Faces’ challenge began I hadn’t yet realized that Saruman needed a housewarming party.


Saruman indicated four marble trinkets respectively. The craban perched on his desk observed: “Black sphere. White cube. White sphere. Black cube.”

“Mere mimicry, or true analysis?” Saruman murmured. He produced a small, crystalline artefact through which the morning’s rays broke upon the desk.

“Sphere,” said the bird.

“Black sphere? White sphere?”


“And this?” Saruman raised his sleeve.


“White sphere? White cube?”


The door opened. Radagast and Gandalf jostled in. “Have you been up all night talking to your new friend?” the former beamed.

Saruman assumed a deadpan countenance. “I don’t suppose you two have heard of knocking.”
Tags: author: huinárë, challenge: faces: deadpan, character: gandalf, character: radagast, character: saruman
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