Aearwen's Little Bits: 40. Second Thoughts

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40. Second Thoughts

Celeborn looked around the circle of faces ringing the campfire. "We should have stayed."

Elrond shook his head. "I could not."

"Perhaps not you, but we should have," Elladan stated, nodding agreement with his grandfather.

"We only exist here. On Arda, we lived." Elrohir added solemnly

"I cannot believe I say this, but perhaps Fëanor had it right. Things are too perfect here. The only thing that raises people's ire is politics." Glorfindel grumbled. "And I have had enough of that to last until the breaking of the world."

Elrond sighed. "Even I feel this. As coarse as were the edain, their lives moved forward. Back then, I saw that as a curse, but now I can see that it was a way to keep the days fresh. In Aman, we live too much in the past."

"Idleness wearies me greatly," Legolas spoke finally. "Were it not that the way is shut, I would again be building a ship."

"But the way is shut," Erestor observed. "So what do we do now?"

"There are new and unexplored lands to the west," Gildor suggested.

"Will the Valar let us go?" Haldir asked.

"They had better," Thranduil stated flatly. "They had better."

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: Aeärwen

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 09/03/11

Original Post: 11/08/08

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