Azalais (azalaisdep) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

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Ironmongery challenge, Axe: The Axe of his Fathers, or, One Good Turn

Author: Azalais
Title: The Axe of his Fathers: Or, One Good Turn
Source: The Hobbit
Characters: Legolas, Gloin
Rating: PG for battle gore
Disclaimer: Middle-earth belongs to Tolkien and his heirs: I wander there for fun, not profit

The Axe of his Fathers: or, One Good Turn

Desperate now the melée on the valley floor; ring and scrape of steel, goblin-shrieks, howls of wolves and wounded.

A Wood-elf battling forward, pale hair flying, whirling white blades dealing death.  He's nearly reached the beleaguered Thorin when a Warg leaps snarling from the cliff; too late he senses the movement, twists –

Baruk Khazad!" A great axe swings, sending the beast's entrails spinning above the fighters' heads. Elf and Dwarf lock gazes for an instant, nod acknowledgement; return to the fray.

Years later, Legolas will often have cause to remember the first time one of Gróin's line saved his life.
Tags: author: azalaisdep, challenge: ironmongery: axe, character: gloin, character: legolas
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