The LetterHe sat, in his tower, for days on end
struggling to find the words of his art.
She sat on the wall, watching the warriors guard and fight
wishing she might join them
He learns hundreds of languages, day by day
trying to find the language of love
She lingers, waiting, after all had gone in
unloved, unwanted by all
He struggles, growing impatient.
She despairs, losing hope.
Finally, in the lost hour
He finds it.
He writes the letter
In her last hour of an unwanted life
She finds the letter
And reads it
Secret daughter of my heart
I wished the best for you
I had thought a warrior's life
would be better for you
then the lonely life
Night WatchThe night lengthens, and by all rights, I should have retired my post to the next shift nearly an hour ago, but I cannot seem to force myself to move. The stars are icy above us, and a brisk wind whistles through the clear night. It is a truly beautiful night, one to savor, but there is a blemish upon it, one that I cannot ignore. Nothing disturbs the camp this night, and it is a picture of serenity, save for the weight in my heart. I watch you, Aragorn, as you sleep, and my heart is burdened. Today was not an easy day for you; as you fought to save the life of the young Ranger. You are wearied, and more so then I have yet seen you. Dunedain blood or no, the years grow on you, and yet you do not embrace the truth of who you could be. You do not speak a word of it, but yet I hear. I see the tightening of your face when anyone mentions Rivendell, or the Lord Elrond. I see the pain hidden behind your eyes when anyone speaks of the twins, when they are not here, thoug
Regarding HealingThere are some, among the Rangers, who fear the elvish treatment of wounds, the elvish healing that I so dearly wish to give them to heal their hurts. In one sense, they gnaw on my patience, wasting the precious minutes that are doled out so sparingly to us mortals, but on the other hand, I can understand their reluctance, for I have stood in their position one too many times to claim unfamiliarity with the bitter herbs and draughts that are commonly used. It is for this reason then, that I take the knowledge garnered from the master healer himself, and from his vast libraries, and have modified it. Modified it only slightly mind you, for the cures there are tried and true over so many yeni. Nevertheless, there are things that can be changed to improve the taste, to make the tea settle in a mortal's stomach, when an Elf would have no difficulties. Ai, if Elrond were to find out what I've done to his timeless teas, I think he would need one of his own to recover! My teas are not like hi
The CavernLegolas Greenleaf long under tree
In joy thou hast lived. Beware of the Sea!
If thou hearest the cry of the gull on the shore,
Thy heart shall then rest in the forest no more.
(Galadriel's warning to Legolas, RotK)
I sit here, and pen these words from the White City, as the room is cast into a deep blood red shadow by the setting sun across the Sea, and I think back to the first time I truly became aware of the ultimate power that the call of the Sea has on my people. I was but a young elfling then, barely past my maturity, but yet the scene remains vividly etched in my memory.
I had gone along with a small envoy for some reason, though I remember not what it was, only that it's course brought us near the Sea. At a bend near the mouth of the river, we found a cave. It was far enough upstream that we could safely traverse its banks, though the river itself was too deep to cross to the other side as it emptied into the sea. For one reason or another, I decided to explore the cave
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