Kin-strife for Christmas: 6. House of Favors

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6. House of Favors

Author's Note: Not for the kids, really...

'Tis  moonset when his shift ends.

"Brawling," he says. She smiles, and in the lonely quiet, amid bottles, forks and dishes, pays his "fee" while the spiders monkey up their silks to watch.

She doesn't like him – less than his captain, even. He's a hole in his heart: greencoated, he's cruel on the wharf, in the Row.

So she'll play him like a violin. He'll not trouble her house of "Longnecks" if he's pleased.

"Thought Northmen could drink," he teases, buttoning up as Ranilo rinses her mouth. "Til tonight."

She's others to pay 'til tonight... "Good day, Haldarion."

Prompt: bottle, wharf, violin, moon, monkey, fork, hole

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Dwimordene

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: 3rd Age - The Kings

Genre: General

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 12/24/08

Original Post: 12/06/08

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