Shy Singer, The: 1. The Shy Singer

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1. The Shy Singer

Celeborn strode through the woods outside Doriath, listening to the song of the trees as they murmured their delight in the warm springtime sun. He followed a path along the side of a brook that burbled and splashed along the rocks in its bed, and soon found himself in a green glade. An enchanting song wove through the branches high above and he peered around the thick foliage in an attempt to spy the talented minstrel, disappointed when the song paused at his intrusion.

“Do not stop because of me, I enjoyed your song and would hear more,” he encouraged with a gentle smile.

Laying a hand on the first branch of the tree, he nimbly climbed into the soaring heights of the oak tree until he spied the shy singer sheltered amongst its leaves, her dark eyes never leaving him as she trembled at his approach.

She tipped her head to one side while she considered his words. A few more bars she sang, then paused once more.

“I shall sing with you, if that is what you prefer,” he said in an effort to ease her concerns.

A soaring melody that painted pictures of tall trees and bright sun, babbling brooks, and flowers waving in the summer breeze was soon joined in harmony by her voice calling for love and for children, for peace and for plenty.

Celeborn laughed when he saw a bright yellow bird with black wings alight on the branch near her. “I see you have found your mate! And so I shall leave you, my little one.” He climbed back down the tree, whistling a tune as the two goldfinches fluttered from the dark oak and over his head, singing their thanks for his song.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Leaward

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 1st Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/06/05

Original Post: 04/17/05

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