He walked toward her slowly, his grey eyes wide with amazement.
Believing she could heal had been the only way he could continue with his appointed task. But then, he'd once believed in his own abilities, and they had failed miserably. Even now, he couldn't help but compare the thin, pale, lifeless creature that had left him with the vibrant, living, smiling, joyful beauty before him now.
"Our children..." he began sadly.
She shook her head. "Later, my love. For now, I am content to have you with me."
And Elrond found peace at long last in his wife's arms.
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