4. In the Time of the Lamps - Cuinwen
"Have you seen my newest butterfly?" Vána asked, eagerly, "Look, it is all in shades of green, to blend in with leafy glades, but I made subtle patternings of tint, here and here and here."
As she held the Green Hairstreak forth, satisfaction filled her, enhancing her native beauty beyond tolerance, and she smiled, setting her glamour rebounding. In response, he ached for gifts denied their kind: their marriage would never be blessed with children.
"Why, no, love, I had not seen it," Oromë replied, praying his tone might sound sincere. He adored her beyond all reason, but how many flying worms did Vána intend to create? "Hand it over then, that I might admire it more closely."
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