Characters: Firiel, Eldarion.
For the Transactions Challenge; Gift.
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.
King Eldarion ran his hand over the haft carved for him, by Legolas, to fit both Gimli’s axe and Eldarion’s body. The weapon hung in his study and meant his ‘uncles’ were always close, in thought, though he would not see them again.
As always, it also reminded him of his beloved governess; dead these many years. Her gift to him had been to encourage his ‘bright enquiring mind’, not stifle it as others might.
He wondered, again, if she had known just how many pages of subtractions he had done for Gimli before earning the promise of the axe….