realiztic (realiztic) wrote in camelot_drabble,

A Blacksmith's Best Friend

Author: realiztic
Title: A Blacksmith's Best Friend
Rating: G
Pairing/s: none
Character/s: Tom, mention of Gwen and Elyan
Summary: A snapshot of the finest blacksmith in Camelot.
Warnings: mention of canon character death
Word Count: 100
Prompt: #46 - fire
Author's Notes: Um, there's no tag for Tom?

It was, in a way, Tom’s best friend. He couldn’t have forged anything without it – swords and armor and chainmail, horseshoes and nails and cooking pots.

But it was more than just a tool to his trade. It was his constant companion: in the cold nights when he remembered his wife, in the hot afternoons when Gwen’s smiling face was the only thing that kept him going, and in the quiet mornings when he thought about Elyan and his whereabouts.

Yet in the end, by tragic choice, the fire that helped build his life also helped bring about his death.
Tags: *c:realiztic, c:tom, pt 046:fire, rating:g, type:drabble

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