May 2006 Birthday Challenge

RiverOtter's 2006 Birthday Presents

1. Taking Roots - by Imhiriel

She gazed a little anxiously at the little silver nut in the earth, then back up at me, questioning.

I had to smile, the uncertainty so unfamiliar in my usually confident wife.

“I think it is deep enough.”

Nodding, she covered the nut, tapping the earth a little to settle it. Taking the watering can I offered her, she watered the spot, in exactly the right measure, confidence coming back in performing tasks she had seen me do countless times.

Then she stood, leaning into me contentedly.

“The first Mallorn east of the Sea. May it prosper and be fruitful.”


- “...but Gil-Galad gave some [mallorn tree nuts] to his kinswoman Galadriel, and under her power they grew and flourished in the guarded land of Lothlórien beside the River Anduin, until the High Elves at last left Middle-earth...” (UT, Part Two I, A Description of the Island of Númenor)



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Author: RiverOtter

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Last Updated: 10/16/06

Original Post: 08/24/06

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