engarian (engarian) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Borrow - The Temptation of Knowledge

Title:  The Temptation of Knowledge

Author:  Erulisse (one L)

Characters/Pairing:  Celebrimbor, Annatar

Rating:  G

Warnings:  None

Book/Source:  The Silmarillion

Summary:  In response to the prompt “borrow”, what did Celebrimbor think about when he was facing Annatar for the first time?  Did he think he was borrowing trouble? 

Disclaimer:  Tolkien built the sand box; I only play with the bucket and shovel that he left for me.  No money, profit or non, is made from the publication of this story. 

The Temptation of Knowledge

I sat in my workroom looking at the tall, meticulously groomed elf standing in front of me.  On my bench were his samples, jewelry, lamps and cunningly jointed figurines of a caliber and design that would rival Lord Aulë’s own work.  Ereinion's warning letter lay in my drawer. 

“I hope you will consider my admittance into the Gwaith-i-Mírdain,” he said smoothly. 

“I would examine these closer,” I responded.  “Return tomorrow and I will give you my answer.”  But I already knew that although I might borrow trouble by admitting Annatar, I could not turn away from his knowledge. 

Tags: author: erulisse, challenge: transactions: borrow, character: annatar, character: celebrimbor
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