Nath's 2012 Birthday Presents
1. Searching Endless Seas - by Aruthir
Anarion, my mother called me- my father a sailor, she hoped naming me after that great King of old would honour him though he was lost in a storm before I was even born.
Alas, 'twas not to be- I get seasick even looking at the ocean.
That, however, is not the end of my tale- far from it.
One night, many years hence, when a little boy- with all the wilfulness and wilyness of a little boy- I went sneaking out- you know how boys are- and climbed to the top of the hill that overlooked our village.
I know not why- perhaps it was memory in my blood, perhaps a whisper from my long-lost father... perhaps I was just a naughty little boy.
But I digress.
I found myself atop the hill, looking out to sea. I had no binoculars, no telescope, no Elven seeing-stone...
Just the eyes of a little boy.
Somewhere on the horizon- just that once, mind, just that once, and never again- I fancy I saw a ship- small and shallow-hulled and white-sailed- and on that ship I thought I saw a man- with swarthy skin like mine and with a nose just like mine and with a jutting jaw just like mine and with eyes as grey as the storm just like...
My mother says I was imagining things, and that I should buckle down to my chores on the farm and forget such silly flights of fancy...
...but my father smiles at me in my dreams and tells me she was wrong.
I rather think he is right.
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