Elrond surveyed the room and considered Lúthien's story. He knew how similar Arwen's was to it and he was determined not to repeat her father's mistake. Arwen was more precious to him than anyone or anything else in Arda but that did not give him the right to keep hold of her forever.
As she danced Arwen looked towards Elrond and gave him a smile that proved her to be the most beautiful person there. He could not help but smile back. All he wanted was his daughter's happiness and as long as he got it he would be content.
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