Author: Erulisse (one L)
Characters/Pairing: Finrod, Celeborn
Book/Source: The Silmarillion
Summary: Celeborn and Finrod discuss Celeborn’s intentions to marry Galadriel, Finrod’s sister. A drabble written in response to the prompt “pommel”.
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.
Sounds of ringing steel issued from the forest glade. Sun glanced off sharpened blades that were striking each other faster than eyes could follow. A dance of swordplay was being demonstrated by two of its best practitioners and only the denizens of the woods watched.
The sound ceased abruptly, silence sweeping across the grasses and short white bell-shaped flowers. The warriors bowed respectfully towards each other.
“Why do you want to marry my sister?” Finrod asked Celeborn.
“She is the pommel for my blade. I feel that we balance each other and are stronger together than apart,” was his response.