Characters/Pairing: The first Men
Disclaimer: Tolkien's the genius, not me.
Note: Inspired in part by Adam & Eve's respective memories from Milton's Paradise Lost.
They woke to warmth and bright colors that dazzled their newly opened eyes. It shone in the vast, smooth expanse overhead, and illuminated the myriad colors of the world all around them.
Up they sprang, and gazed in delighted wonder at their limbs, and at each other. Some, laughing, ran and leapt upon the hills. Others found dappled reflections in quiet pools, or sat and listened to birdsong in the trees. All of them found words on their tongues, and named the trees and birds and the wonderful sun, and each other.
They never suspected what terrors nightfall would bring.