16. The Fellowship of the Smiths
Today's Challenge (Day 7):
Overcoming prejudices is as hard in Middle-earth as in our primary universe. Write a story or poem or create artwork where the characters try to reach across racial or gender or any other barrier.
The Fellowship of the Smiths
At first, they are stared at wherever they go:
"Have the Moriquendi stooped even to this?"
That has Legolas whirling round; it's Gimli who catches his wrist:
Then, walking through Avallonë's market one afternoon, they cross paths with a Noldo who bows and addresses them in hesitant Westron:
"Pardon my accosting you, my friends. I am Rusnathron; I am mírdain – 'of-the-smiths'?" Legolas nods, understanding. "Since I heard one of the Children of Aulë was among us I have much desired to speak with Master Gimli. Would you both agree to honour me by dining at my house?"
Ela! Casar! Look! A Dwarf! (Quenya)
mírdain – smiths (Sindarin)
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