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Lone Ship, by Talullah Red

Author: Talullah Red
Title: Lone Ship
Rating: G
Theme: Gratitude
Elements: N/A
Author's Notes: I hadn't written a drabble in ages. Hope it isn't too choppy.
Summary: One last surprise for Elrond.
Word Count: 100 words



Elrond had lived long enough to be above sentimentality. His life had begun so long ago, that sometimes it felt as if the succession of events was a mere legend told to the children by the fireplace.

Stepping for the first time in Aman, he feared that healing and peace were beyond him, but then he had glimpsed Celebrían waiting, standing by herself, whole, even if her smile had not the brightness of other years.

Now, they both waited in the quay, her hand cold in his. From the vessel two figures came. A single tear ran down Elrond’s cheek.

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periantari
Nov. 18th, 2014 02:22 am (UTC)
Wow I love how you capture this moment. Very well done !:)
talullahred
Nov. 18th, 2014 07:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
shirebound
Nov. 18th, 2014 02:33 am (UTC)
Ohhhh, how heartbreaking. This is beautifully written.
talullahred
Nov. 18th, 2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
kayleelupin
Nov. 18th, 2014 02:34 am (UTC)
Oh wow! :) It's my favourite Peredhel twins ^_^ hurrah! They made it at last!

well done Tallulah Red!

Kaylee Arafinwiel
talullahred
Nov. 18th, 2014 07:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks - glad you liked it! :)
karri_kln1671
Nov. 18th, 2014 02:37 am (UTC)
Beautiful! I like to imagine it that way.
talullahred
Nov. 18th, 2014 07:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Glad you liked it! :)
blslarner
Nov. 18th, 2014 05:23 am (UTC)
Elrond first has joy in his reunion, and then grief at the one reunion he knew before he left Middle Earth would not happen again. But at least he did not await that second ship alone.
talullahred
Nov. 18th, 2014 07:20 pm (UTC)
Hi, thanks for reading and commenting!
chaotic_binky
Nov. 18th, 2014 11:42 am (UTC)
Poor Elrond!

Lovely drabble :)
talullahred
Nov. 18th, 2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Binky! :)
pizzamargherita
Nov. 18th, 2014 03:03 pm (UTC)
You just managed to make me cry with 100 words. What a beautiful, happy moment for this family, but also melancholic because one of them is missing. Thank you so much for writing this.
talullahred
Nov. 18th, 2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you - that is so sweet. :)
aliensouldream
Nov. 19th, 2014 01:48 am (UTC)
It's a shame he can't have perfect happiness but at least he knows his daughter is happy. Powerful moment.
talullahred
Nov. 19th, 2014 08:07 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
hhimring
Nov. 19th, 2014 08:08 am (UTC)
I like it a lot. The single tear seems to sum it all up very well.
talullahred
Nov. 19th, 2014 11:23 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
kimby1967
Nov. 20th, 2014 10:14 pm (UTC)
Hm, there's a piece of lint in my eye...I love these homecoming fics. The reunion of Elrond with his beloved wife, healed of her wounds we trust. Very nicely done.
talullahred
Nov. 21st, 2014 07:19 am (UTC)
Thank you. Glad you liked it. :)
keiliss
Nov. 22nd, 2014 12:48 am (UTC)
Not choppy at all. As if.

A whole story in 100 words is a skill I've never mastered. Loved this, from Celebrian's smile being not as bright as it had been before but still there, to the two figures disembarking where Elrond had feared one. Or none at all. Beautifully told, Tal.
talullahred
Nov. 22nd, 2014 07:34 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)

It's my personal fanon that the twins, especially Elladan, would prefer the fate of men, because of their heritage, of their Dunedain friends and Aragorn and because of Arwen, but that they would not chose it because Elrond had lost too much already. (Or putting it bluntly, I'd whoop their asses if they didn't sail.) ;)
mithrial
Dec. 31st, 2014 01:04 am (UTC)
I'm always so glad of words of comfort for poor Elrond.
Lovely. xxx.
talullahred
Dec. 31st, 2014 06:30 am (UTC)
Thank you! :) <3
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