Characters: Firiel, Eldarion and Legolas.
For the Transactions Challenge; Borrow.
Disclaimer: The characters in this story do not belong to me, but are being used for amusement only, and all rights remain with the estate of JRR Tolkien.
It was a spring day borrowed from summer. ‘Uncle’ Legolas looked at Eldarion’s much corrected work before suggesting taking advantage of the weather to have an outdoor lesson.
“Pricking out today,” the elf said. “Too many seeds have sprouted. There is room here for six to thrive, but ten have grown. How many must we take way?”
Eldarion thought deeply, “Four.”
“But we do not want them to die. I have a place in mind. How many levels must we go down from here to reach a garden on the second?”
Legolas caught Firiel’s eye and grinned – educational co-conspirators.