Characters/pairings: Elrond, Elros, Elladan, Elrohir
Source: Silmarillion, Appendices
I started these with the Ironmongery prompts, and ended up backtracking just a little. And because the elves wouldn't leave me alone, you are getting not so much a double drabble, as two parallel drabbles. Enjoy. :)
“I can’t keep this up, El! They’ll run us down!”
“There! Into the trees, Ro!”
The twins raced for a stand of pines nearly a league distant. The sounds of pursuit added speed to their already aching limbs.
Elros leaped for the nearest branch, some ten feet from the ground. Elrond was right behind him. The tree shifted and whispered to them, promising what protection it could give. Elrond placed a hand on the trunk in gratitude.
The goblins could dimly be seen atop the far ridge. Despite the tree’s assistance, it would not be long before they were spotted.
Running straight for Anor, the twins leapt over a rocky outcropping and hunkered down. “We cannot keep this up,” Elrohir panted. “There are too many of them. They’ll run us down.”
Elladan nodded, silently searching the rugged landscape. A single pine caught his attention. He turned to peer over the rock. “Goblin’s pursue in daylight, but their pets don’t appreciate her touch. Run straight east, then break for that pine,” he pointed, “ and hope to Eru that it blinds them long enough.” Elrohir nodded, ready to run. “Now!” Elladan cried, and they took off like arrows from the string.