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Glorfindel's Return - by Sivaroobini

Author: sirius_luva (Sivaroobini/Roobi)
Title: Glorfindel's Return
Theme: Glorfindel
Elements: Fangirling? I'm new to this.
Author's Notes: I have gone a bit over-the-top with several descriptions of Glorfindel, especially with him making an entrance. This is intentional. Also, I signed up really late - like a couple of days before it was due - and was extremely busy since then, hence the lateness. I have actually written more and plan to turn it into a much longer work, so this is just the beginning with some editing to make it stand on its own. I apologise.
Summary: Centuries after his death, Glorfindel returns to Middle-Earth.
Word Count: 461

Disclaimer: All characters belong to Tolkien. I’m just having some fun.

 Dawn was just beginning to break over Arda, rosy streaks stretching across the sky, but in the West the lights of Númenor lingered, and beyond them, the tallest towers of Tol Eressëa could barely be seen by elvish eyes. Círdan liked to wake before dawn and watch Eärendil for a while, taking a certain professional pride in knowing how well Vingilot was holding up.

 As Arien rose into view, Círdan stood to return to his duties. He cast a last glance back over the sea, and paused. A small ship was coming swiftly towards Mithlond, its prow high and curved, and the design on its sail was something he had only heard about from the refugees of Gondolin.

He stumbled down to the harbour, where a small crowd of fishermen, traders and guards were already gathering. As the ship neared, the sunlight touched the golden embroidery on the sails, making the rayed sun flare into life like Arien herself, and glinted off the bright helm of the tall Elf in it. He removed his helm as the ship neared, revealing a long fall of golden hair that looked to be made of sunlight.

Two of the guards on the harbour, who had once been scouts of Gondolin, began to cheer a name that was quickly picked up by everyone present.

“Glorfindel! Glorfindel! Glorfindel Losglóriol!”

The ship sailed smoothly into the harbour of Mithlond, and Glorfindel disembarked gracefully. He was tall and beautiful even for the Eldar, as befitted an Elf of the Elder Days, and the light of Aman shone in his eyes. The sword that had killed a Balrog hung at his hip, and Círdan found himself fighting the urge to run to him and touch him and exclaim breathlessly about how much he admired the songs of Glorfindel’s last stand. He remained where he was, but the crowd had surged around Glorfindel, cheering his name and pressing as close to him as they could, trying to brush even a fingertip across his shining armour and his long hair.

Círdan managed to compose himself and pushed through the crowd until he stood before the returned warrior. “Mae govannen. I am Círdan, Lord of these Havens. Am I correct in assuming that you are Glorfindel of Gondolin?”

“Yes.” Glorfindel smiled, and somewhere in the crowd behind Círdan, a collective sigh went up and an elleth’s knees gave out. “The Valar have sent me back to Arda to aid against the darkness.”

Círdan nodded, hope blooming in his heart. With Glorfindel on their side, there was no doubt now that they would win. Sauron himself would turn tail at the sight of that rayed sun on shield and armour, that glorious golden hair. Though perhaps not without asking for an autograph first.


( 37 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 15th, 2015 08:44 pm (UTC)
Beautifully descriptive. Nice job!
Feb. 16th, 2015 05:32 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Feb. 15th, 2015 09:22 pm (UTC)
Oh that is most certainly fangirling - I really liked it.
Feb. 16th, 2015 05:01 am (UTC)
I'm continuing this, and there will be much more fangirling! Thank you for commenting. :)
Feb. 15th, 2015 09:51 pm (UTC)
What a marvelous return! I never thought about what form it might take, and how awestruck those must be who witnessed it.
Feb. 16th, 2015 05:00 am (UTC)
I'm a huge Glorfindel fangirl myself, so this is basically my headcanon for his return, except that I couldn't capture just how shiny he is. *__* Thanks for commenting!
Feb. 15th, 2015 11:26 pm (UTC)
*swoons into a faint*

Feb. 15th, 2015 11:33 pm (UTC)
Great fangirling!!!

Oops. Posted as reply to Phyncke. That was good fangirling too, Jane.

Edited at 2015-02-15 11:34 pm (UTC)
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Feb. 16th, 2015 12:14 am (UTC)
Loved it.
Feb. 16th, 2015 05:32 am (UTC)
Thank you for commenting! (Is that your cat? He's adorable, and looks a lot like mine.)
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Feb. 16th, 2015 12:55 am (UTC)
What an excellent description of devoted fans greeting an idol! I'm reminded of Beatlemania.
Feb. 16th, 2015 03:22 am (UTC)
Hehe, I was definitely thinking of real-world fans greeting their idols! (I have a speech all rehearsed for when I meet Tom Hiddleston. It will be in Latin, or possibly ancient Greek, because omg he knows both those languages and so do I, it is clearly fate. ;) But there is always the chance that I will swoon instead.)

I'm continuing this, and there will be fangirling aplenty. ;)
Feb. 16th, 2015 01:10 am (UTC)
I got a little weak in the knees myself reading this! Oh my!
Feb. 16th, 2015 03:24 am (UTC)
Everyone gets weak in the knees for Glorfindel. ;) *passes you the smelling-salts*
Feb. 16th, 2015 02:19 am (UTC)
LOL! Glorfindel-mania! This was so much fun!
Feb. 16th, 2015 03:23 am (UTC)
I'm still working on this - it might be quite long by the time I'm done -and I was wondering just how meta I should make it. I suspect that there will be a bit of a fan club in Imladris, complete with sneaky fanart and fanfic. ;)
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Feb. 16th, 2015 03:53 am (UTC)
Glorfindel mania! :) Yay!!! I loved it :)
Feb. 16th, 2015 05:03 am (UTC)
I'm glad you did! I'm continuing it, and there will be a lot more Glorfindel-mania. I'm trying to think of a name for his fan club in Imladris. Also, I love your icon!
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Feb. 16th, 2015 06:17 pm (UTC)
Lovely! I chuckled at the last line. It's made me spend a happy few minutes imagining Fanboy Sauron, and wondering what other things he might be fannish about, and where he keeps his (non-flammable) autograph book, and whether he has minions whose official duties include tracking down rare collectibles.
Feb. 17th, 2015 03:48 am (UTC)
That was actually just a throwaway line to emphasise Cirdan's internal fangirling, but now that you mention it I can't stop picturing it! XD At some point Glorfindel will actually meet an orc fan.
Feb. 16th, 2015 09:06 pm (UTC)
Ehehe, I like how the fic is so serious and suddenly at the end it shows a flash of humour. And yay! for Glorfindelfan!Círdan! Who wouldn't be? :D
Feb. 17th, 2015 03:50 am (UTC)
I have to confess, this was actually just the beginning to a much longer fic that I'm still working on, and I changed the ending slightly to make it stand alone as a challenge entry. But since people seem to like the last few lines I may have to slip them into the original. XD

And yes, the premise of this fic is that basically everyone is a huge Glorfindel fangirl. XD (... except Erestor. Because of reasons.)

Edited at 2015-02-17 03:51 am (UTC)
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Feb. 17th, 2015 02:43 pm (UTC)
Círdan makes a very good fangirl *g*
Feb. 17th, 2015 02:52 pm (UTC)
I can just see Sauron asking Glorfindel for an autograph - LOL. That's what I needed with my morning coffee - a good laugh. Well done!

- Erulisse (one L)
Feb. 23rd, 2015 04:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, how delightful! Glorfindel has definitely been subjected to fans, hasn't he? Heh!
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