fem art friday

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“Here,” Tauriel said, “lay down, there’s something I want to show you.”

Kili complied easily, heart pounding in her throat as Tauriel pulled her down to lay side by side on the mattress. Tauriel smiled at her, and switched the lights off.

There were stars, a vivid glowing nebula hanging above their heads. Kili gasped, nearly sure for an instant that she was on mushrooms again, it was so beautiful.

“That’s…” Kili breathed, reaching up to brush her fingers across the painted points of light.

“Glow-in-the dark paint,” Tauriel whispered beside Kili. “I copied it from an astronomy picture of the day, so I could see the stars even when I’m camping in the truck.

"That’s brilliant,” Kili whispered back. “I love it.”

From Walking on the Grass.