Their little family stood on the pier while the ship that would bear three of them to Valinor stood ready. Tears flowed freely. Rian held onto Legolas tightly before relinquishing him to embrace his daughters. There were no words spoken, none were necessary. They kissed their father once again before boarding the vessel, leaving their mother alone with him, as it should be.
Neither saw anything but each other. He memorized her face, her eyes, and her white-blond hair. Her hands roamed over his chest and up over his shoulders before her fingers combed through his hair. His arms encircled her possessively and he bent to kiss her; all his love, passion, and soul in the kiss. She felt it and returned her own. When it ended, they parted, and more tears fell.
He watched the ship sail, bearing away his family. He knew a time would come when he would also leave Middle-earth. His heart already longed to, and he wondered why he wasn't on the ship with them. But his friendship with Gimli and Aragorn kept him here. She understood. She always did. That's why he loved her so much.
One day, he would follow his heart West.
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