18. I Could Not Say No
within to say no to those eyes, lit with the glitter
of gem and jewel, nor to the lips whistling silently
to the tune of water upon rock. He wanted me to see it
so. He offered even offered an exchange of wonders. He
spoke of it, and I knew he loved that strange place.
It seemed that such a wonder must be marvelous indeed
for Gimli Gloinson to love it.
It was later that Gimli and I went to the Glittering
Caverns, because I could not say no.
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