2. Jewel of the King
“I trust this into your safekeeping, Sons of Elrond.”
“But should you not wear it, as a symbol of your royalty?” Elrohir asks, accepting the jewel from him.
“The time is not yet right for me to claim kingship,” he says quietly, turning to go to the Houses of Healing.
We watch him leave, and my brother still holds the jewel in his hand. It shines like a many-rayed star upon a glistening mithril band. Elrohir hands it to me, and we follow the right and future King of Gondor.
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