6. Deaf to the Summons
Deaf to the Summons
Eldarion laughed as the waves washed over his toes. He splashed happily in the shallow water. His sister, more cautious, clutched tightly at her father's hand and tentatively dipped her toes in the water.
Arwen smiled indulgently at her children. The wind whipped her hair, swirling it around her face. The sand felt warm under her bare feet.
The waves gently lapped over the sand. Overhead, the gulls wheeled and screamed mournfully before flying towards the western horizon and vanishing from sight.
If the sea still called to Arwen, she heard it not; her children's laughter had drowned its summons.
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