5. The Surprise
It began as friendship. They walked beside the sea and talked of things they told no other. When he made the Tengwar, she scribed them first, writing upon the tabletop, "I love…."
Now, he is often busy, for he has more ideas than hours. But the nights belong to her, and they still talk as they used to, if their passions will allow.
She works in secret, to surprise him, and she brings him to the room beside their bedroom and takes her hand from his eyes.
She says, "Great things we have forged my love."
An insta-drabble, using the words friendship, forge (as a verb!), tabletop, and cradle.
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