Our Journey: 6. Elfwine, Our Son

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6. Elfwine, Our Son

(Mid-Summer……)
Elfwine was but a newborn at the time, and as a family, we visited Aragorn and Arwen. It was warm a warm afternoon, and our son began to cry. The King and Queen of the new Kingdom had come to our quarters to talk.

"Someone is tired Lothíriel," Arwen smiled at him.

"Ssh, quiet now," I held him to my shoulder and started rubbing his back. "Time to sleep little boy."

"Sing to him," she suggested.

"I don't sing," I said truthfully. "I'm not much of a singer anyway."

"Sing to Elfwine," Èomer urged.

"Pass me that leather book on that table Èomer," I said defeated. "It's got all these song in it. Which one? The Hatred Lullaby isn't good enough for him."

"What about that Sleep Song?" Aragorn reminds me. "The one that you said your aunty sang to your cousins?"

I remember my aunty; Finduilas saying to me that she used to sing a song that would help Boromir and Faramir go to sleep. It was always one of my favourites.

"I have that one!" I flicked through the pages with one hand.

Aragorn gently moves my hand away from the book and searched for me. It didn't take long, and so I sat in my cushioned chair next to the window, and lay my son down on my lap. Aragorn put the open book on the small table in front of me. I look up at his grey eyes and smiled my thanks. He smiled back.

Lay down your head
And I'll sing you a lullaby
Back to the years
Of loo-li, lai-ley
And I'll sing you to sleep
And I'll sing you tomorrow
Bless you with love
For the road that you go

May you sail fair
To the far fields of fortune
With diamonds and pearls
At your head and your feet
And may you need never
To banish misfortune
May you find kindness
In all that you meet

May there always be angels
To watch over you
To guide you each step of the way
To guard you and keep you
Safe from all harm
Loo-li, loo-li, lai-ley

May you bring love
And may you bring happiness
Be loved in return
To the end of your days
Now fall off to sleep
I'm not meaning to keep you
I'll just sit for a while
And sing
Loo-li, lai-ley

May there always be angels
To watch over you
To guide you each step of the way
To guard you and keep you
Safe from all harm
Loo-li, loo-li, lai-ley
Loo-li, loo-li, lai-ley


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: Celebdraug

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 08/17/12

Original Post: 07/28/12

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