12. Words Unheard Were Spoken Then
Hobbits are well known for their gift-giving traditions. Write a story or poem in which the exchange of gifts is featured, or use "gifting" as a theme for a piece of art.
Words Unheard Were Spoken Then
Galadriel walks steadily into the great ring of the Máhanaxar, slowly kneels, bows her head. When she looks up, they have embodied around her. Beautiful and terrible; they do not change.
"I crave audience of the Powers..." She tells of Ulmo's vision; makes her plea, to open the Straight Way to a child of Aulë.
"And for this boon never before granted, daughter," Manwë's voice echoes in her head, "what wilt thou give?"
She smiles. "My Lords, I will tell you a tale; of understanding between exiles, compassion between foes, and ancient enmity transformed to love..."
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