26. Before the Valar
The one chooses the path of Men. His life will be short, but it will be filled with great things. He will be the beginning of a dynasty, the founder of a nation.
The other prefers to be accounted among the Eldar. He will endure to the end of Arda and his life will be no less full. Soldier and healer, husband and father, ringbearer, he will be the master of the Last Homely House, and a safe haven in the storms to come.
Two threads of life, until then intertwined, now never to meet again.
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