3. Day is Ended, Dim my Eyes
A true drabble (100 words) inspired by imagining Rowanna's reaction to hearing about this...
Yávië (September) 3021, Third Age
The accompanying note hastily scribbled by Aragorn, fortunately, gives her a little warning. But the letter, in Elrond's firm crisp tengwar, still brings tears starting to her eyes.
After the Ring was destroyed, all his years seemed to crowd in upon him in a matter of days; suddenly he is old, and frail, and pained by walking and writing both. Soon now Mithrandir, Galadriel and I will set forth for the Havens; and Bilbo, it is agreed, shall sail with us.
"They are going into the West and leaving us..." Legolas holds her, understanding all too well, as she weeps.