Written for Drabble Tag 8 in the femslash100 LJ community, for the prompt: "Míriel/Indis - golden."


Míriel runs her fingers through Indis's hair, smoothing out tangles, then deftly starts weaving the strands into a crown of braids. Indis is singing softly, and Míriel can feel the vibrations through her fingers as she works.

Míriel did not think there was anything more beautiful than Indis's hair silvered by starlight, or patterned with light and dark in the flicking shadows of their fire. She has tried in vain to make her threads match it. In Valinor, she sees Indis in full light for the first time, her golden hair shining in Laurelin's golden brightness, and is utterly dazzled.