StarSpray (silverstarspray) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
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Petrology Challenge: Slate - Smoke

Title: Smoke
Author: SilverStarSpray
Characters/Pairing: Eärendil, Idril
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Book/Source: Silmarillion
Disclaimer: Tolkien's the genius, not me.

The forges in Gondolin had been roofed and floored with slate, and walled with other dark stones – because they would be stained by the smoke anyway, Idril said. Eärendil didn’t like visiting them, even with his mother; they were dark, hot, and smoky, and the smell of hot metal burned his nose. He clung to her hand and cringed away from a heavy hammer pounding away at steel, hardly able to hear her words over the noise and bustle.

Neither could anyone else, as she swiftly outlined a secret plan with a soot-streaked elf with thoughtful eyes and tight lips.
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