Title: Torture
Author: Winterwitch
Challenge: Ailments - Toothache
Characters: Gimli, Aragorn
Source: LotR, movie-verse (TTT)
Disclaimer: Middle-Earth belongs to Tolkien, I'm just playing a bit with it for fun.
Note: I'm imagining this happening sometime after they left Lothlórien.
Many thanks to Shadowycat for looking this over!


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.

"Toothache, huh?"

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