Characters: Firiel, Eldarion.
For the Transactions Challenge; Bequest.
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.
Even Lord Gimli became involved with ‘practical uses of arithmetic’. Firiel listened, agog, to tales of wagering on orc-numbers slayed in battle.
Next morning Eldarion said, “Uncle Gimli says he will be… be… bequeath me his axe. His father be... be… thinged it to him!”
Firiel had heard of axes passed from father to son – and wondered how much of the famous axe would actually reach Eldarion. Unknowingly he answered her unvoiced question.
“He says I must have my own haft made. No warrior would use the haft of another, but the soul of the axe is in the head.”