Ziggy - I'm glad the end feels necessary, it should. One of the things I swore to myself about this fic was that if I set out to write an Elf/Mortal romance, I wasn't going to cheat about the possible endings...
But don't be too sad; there's a new ongoing serial, Ithilien Tales, which is going to encompass various vignettes from Legolas and Rowanna's life over the 120 years between Chapters 47 and 48 - sign up for a story alert! The first chapter, A Night in Emyn Arnen, is already posted and if you enjoyed Chapter 47 of Powers, might be to your taste.. ;-)
Thank you so much for reading and for all the comments! I'm delighted you've enjoyed it nearly as much, by the sound of it, as I did writing it.
(Now then - ahem - Sons of Thunder? hint, hint...)