Azalais (azalaisdep) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Sword challenge, Hilt: A Sheltering Tree

Author: Azalais
Title: A Sheltering Tree
Characters: Legolas, OCs
Source: LoTR Appendices (ish)
Rating: G
Middle-earth belongs to Tolkien and his heirs: I wander there for fun, not profit

Friendship is a sheltering tree... - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Youth and Age

A Sheltering Tree

Legolas, Taurlaegel and Falastir sat conferring high in a beech-tree.

“I need so many crafts – tree-healers, builders, hunters, bowyers, smiths…”

“Many won’t forsake the Greenwood for a land of Men,” Falastir admitted. “But not all your father’s people want to Fade yet awhile, much less sail West –” He stopped. “Under the Necromancer’s shadow we’ve hidden in this small corner of the world so long. Why not see other woods, other trees? We can persuade enough, I’ll wager, to come with us.”

We –?

“You think we’d let you go without us?” Taurlaegel protested. “You know we’ll back you – to the hilt!”


(Taurlaegel and Falastir are OCs of mine who are life-long friends of Legolas and erstwhile members of his patrol: as well as in my Powers-verse fics they've cropped up on tolkien_weekly before, here and here...)

Tags: author: azalaisdep, challenge: sword: hilt, character: elves, character: legolas
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