My entries for tolkien weekly. I post each prompt group here not in the order they were posted in the community, but in chronological order to each prompt group if that is possible. Even so, the drabbles of a prompt group are not necessarily directly connected.
The drabbles in this collection have all exactly 100 words as counted in Apache Open Office (German edition).
Many thanks to shadowycat for looking these over. All remaining mistakes are my own.
Disclaimer: Middle-Earth belongs to Tolkien, I'm just playing a bit with it for fun.
The following set of drabbles for the ailments-challenge was inspired by the challenge "Ailments" and is set in LotR movie-verse, TTT & RotK.
Characters. Aragorn, Frodo, Gimli, Legolas, OMC, Sam
(Challenge: Ailments - Toothache)
Face contorted in pain, Gimli tried another bite of the chunk of waybread in his hand. Even that hurt like mad, but his stomach growled with hunger after several days of forced abstinence.
“Here, Master Dwarf, dinner is ready.”
A deliciously-smelling, roasted leg of hare was thrust under his nose, crisp and tender, making his mouth water. Trust Master Gamgee to provide a feast even under adverse circumstances!
But it was no use, there was no way he could chew even such tender flesh.
Gimli groaned, and Aragorn suddenly knelt before him, feeling his face carefully.
I'm imagining this happening sometime after they left Lothlórien.
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