19. To Lose Forever
Turn! One more wave, Ada - please!
In those brief, horrible moments, he'd tried to explain that which no Elf could truly understand - what it was like to lose forever. He alone understood that kind of grief - and would again. But he knew that nothing would bring the reality clearer to Arwen than this.
If he turned, waved, he would not be able to leave.
And so Elrond looked straight ahead - and wept.
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