1. O Kheled-zâram fair and wonderful!
Hands linked, breaths in harmony, they looked into Kheled-zâram, entranced and awed as always by the image of the crown in the still, dark deeps of the lake.
Feeling grounded by the weight of the moment, yet light-hearted as the sparkle on multi-faceted diamonds, he turned to her, stroked his hands along heavy tresses and flame-coloured beard, before enclosing her in his embrace, his eyes questioning.
She smiled. "Yes, I will marry you. I will become the queen of Durin VI."
- The title is a quote by Gimli in FotR, Lothlórien.
- Durin VI lived from T.A. 1731-1980; he was slain by the newly re-awakened Balrog (LotR, Appendix A III).
24.11.07 B-drabble for Aranel Took, who asked for a Dwarven romance.
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