Characters/Pairing: Eärendil, Maeglin
Disclaimer: Tolkien's the genius, not me.
The best present Eärendil received on his third begetting day was a large box of chalk, dyed bright colors by Maeglin, his mother’s cousin – whose smile actually reached his dark eyes when he saw Eärendil’s genuine pleasure in his gift. The white stone streets of Gondolin became a canvas for all the fantastic designs a three-year-old could imagine, from smeared butterflies and dusty flowers to great birds flying through rainbows and stars over the sea. The people delighted in Eärendil’s creations, and were careful not to tread upon them until the rain washed them away, and he could start anew.