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As Unkind as Summer by Paranoidangel

Author: Paranoidangel
Title: As Unkind as Summer
Rating: G
Theme: Lazy Summer
Elements: 255
Author's Notes: N/A
Summary: Elrond teaches Estel a lesson about hot summer days.
Word Count: 255 words

Estel lay beneath a tree by the river, where it was cooler. There was work he was supposed to do, but it was too hot and the Elves didn't understand. They went about their business just as they did in all weathers. When someone sat beside him he merely glanced over long enough to see who it was, then tensed, knowing what Elrond was going to say.

"You must respect the weather."

That was not what Estel had expected and he pushed himself up on his elbows to look at Elrond, who was staring out over the river.

"When it is cold you wrap up warmly and avoid deep snow. When it is hot you move slower, so you don't exhaust yourself." He was quiet for a moment, but when he turned to Estel and saw his surprised expression he added, "I have known many Men and though you must respect the weather you cannot allow it to dictate your actions. Not all feel the heat and the cold as you do, and work must continue regardless."

Estel blushed and failed to meet Elrond's eyes, knowing Elrond was telling him off, just as kindly as he always was.

"You may swim this afternoon."

"I'm not being punished?" He frowned, confused.

"No, my son, but your reward comes at a price. I expect you to work for an hour and learn to deal with the hot weather."

Estel nodded, relieved. It was a punishment he could endure and he silently followed Elrond back to the house.

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engarian
Jul. 16th, 2012 02:09 pm (UTC)
It is hard to work during the summer heat, but Elrond's advice is sound (as it should be, of course). Very nicely done!

- Erulisse (one L)
paranoidangel42
Jul. 16th, 2012 06:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
shirebound
Jul. 16th, 2012 02:44 pm (UTC)
Elrond is so wise. This is a lovely scene between them.
paranoidangel42
Jul. 16th, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Elrond's always wise :)
someplacetobe
Jul. 16th, 2012 02:45 pm (UTC)
This was a nice moment between them.
paranoidangel42
Jul. 16th, 2012 06:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
dreamflower02
Jul. 16th, 2012 03:00 pm (UTC)
What a nice scene between father and son! It must have been very hard on Estel to have such different reactions to the weather than everyone else around him!
paranoidangel42
Jul. 16th, 2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I think it would be one of the many things that Estel would find made him different to the Elves he lived with.
blslarner
Jul. 16th, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, but that was a masterful lesson well taught! Excellent!
paranoidangel42
Jul. 16th, 2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
febobe
Jul. 16th, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
I love this. Wonderful ficcie! :)
paranoidangel42
Jul. 16th, 2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
harrowcatliz
Jul. 16th, 2012 06:27 pm (UTC)
A gentle reprimand but a telling off nonetheless. It IS so hard to work in hot weather. Nicely shown.
paranoidangel42
Jul. 16th, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It's hard to do anything when it's hot.
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paranoidangel42
Jul. 16th, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
lindahoyland
Jul. 17th, 2012 07:23 am (UTC)
I love Elrond's wisdom and understanding. It must have been hard for Estel and his mother as the only ones who felt heat and cold.
paranoidangel42
Jul. 17th, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I think it would have been, but Elrond would have understood, of course :)
burning_night
Jul. 17th, 2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
This is a very Elrond-like way to teach a lesson - I love how he does it :D
paranoidangel42
Jul. 17th, 2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
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