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December 5th, 2008

Bottle

Bottle

Written for the there ‘n Back Advent Challenge

With thanks to Raksha

The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate.



“Look what I found in a dusty corner of father’s wine cellar!” Faramir said triumphantly, brandishing a bottle.

“Vintage Dorwinion!” The King licked his lips. ”I suppose it should be saved for a special occasion, though,” he added sadly.

“There is no reason we should not sample it,” said Faramir. He uncorked the bottle and poured a few drops in a glass. “Mmm, 'tis very smooth. Try it, mellon, nín!”

“I will just have one glass.”

Three hours later an irate Queen found her husband and Faramir slumped on the couch, the half empty bottle beside them.

"Estel," she gasped. "There you are! The dinner hour approaches, you will be late! I cannot believe you would let me face Lord Fingil alone! His endless tales of his prowess in slaying deer would exhaust even Glorfindel, and his breath smells bad."

“Dorwinion, my lady,” murmured Faramir dreamily.

“A rare vintage,” Aragorn added.

“Hmm, I will just have a taste," said the Queen, filling a glass and taking a few sips. ”A good wine, but I recall a finer vintage; when we celebrated the rout of the Witch-King after the Battle of Fornost. This wine is just a little raw and young."

Wharf

Written the Advent Challenge



Wharf


The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate.

“I name this ship Eärendil. May the Valar protect all who sail in her!” cried Aragorn in a loud voice. He smashed a bottle of fine wine against the hull. Together with his Queen and Prince Imrahil, he stood on the wharf at Dol Amroth.

“You would be welcome to accompany me on her maiden voyage,” said Imrahil.” That is, if it would not cause distress.”

“My love for my lord is stronger than the sea longing.” Arwen replied. Her eyes, though, were sad.

The gulls screamed only to the wind for the Queen would never now hear their call.

Violin

Written the Advent Challenge

With thanks to Raksha

The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate.
Violin


The terrible noise grew ever louder. Aragorn slammed his fist down on the table in exasperation, almost knocking over a bottle of ink. Aragorn thought wistfully of sailors' fiddles and hornpipe dances down by the wharves of the Harlond! Was even the screech of the Nazgûl or the roaring of a firedrake so dreadful to the ear?

What had he done to deserve this fate? Had he angered Legolas in some way, that the Elf should torment him by bestowing such a gift? Aragorn cried out in anguish, “Please put away your violin, Eldarion. You have practised enough today!”

Moon

Written the Advent Challenge

With thanks to Raksha

The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate.

Moon

The moon brightly illuminated the wharf as the revellers made their way towards the ship. A violin player struck up a merry tune and some of the crowd began to dance on the quayside. They had already drunk many a bottle of fine wine courtesy of their Prince.
Suddenly the music stopped as a young couple approached. Both were fair to behold. She had hair like a raven’s wing, while his was like ripe corn. The crowd cheered loudly as the happy pair boarded the ship. Since King Elessar was wedded already, this warrior king would suffice for their Princess!

My New Year Resolutions.

div style="padding:16px;border:4px double #fff;text-align:center;background:#ada;color:#000">In 2008, lindahoyland resolves to...
Ask my boss for a verdi.
Drink four glasses of aragorn every day.
Take evening classes in lotr.
Go to the cats every month.
Apply for a new shakespeare.
Lose ten unfinishedtails by March.
Get your own New Year's Resolutions:
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