24. Eyewitness account
Written for Azalais' birthday, 4 December 2010.
"But what of the Elves?" Merry asked, poised to take notes for his book.
Arwen answered first. "Rivendell knew when the hobbits crossed the Misty Mountains and moved to the Angle."
"I doubt an Elf of Mirkwood ever saw any of your ancestors while they lived in Wilderland," Legolas replied next, looking faintly embarrassed. "They lived quietly, doing no harm, and we never sought them out. In truth, we did not consider Mortals our business then, and would only act if any encroached on the Forest. After the Last Alliance, we were long unwilling to look to the wider world."
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