engarian (engarian) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

A Single Tear by Erulisse (one L)

Title: Tale of a Single Tear
Challenge: Old English Writings - Tale
Author: Erulisse (one L)
Characters/Pairing: Míriel Serindë
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Book/Source: The Silmarillion

Disclaimer: Tolkien built the sandbox, I only play with the bucket and shovel that he left for me. No money, profit or non, is made from the publication of this story.

A Single Tear

Míriel Serindë became gossip's fodder but it was mere speculation. Despite the tales, only one fact existed. She had suffered depression and the care of Lórien and Estë had been unsuccessful. She then had passed through the doors of Lord Námo's realm.

In Mandos, she sits by the side of Vairë and embroiders the history of Middle-earth onto tapestries. Her fingers, blurred from speed, describe the battles and bloodshed faithfully. The silken thread was discolored only once; when a single tear fell upon the image of her dying son, clutched in the arms of Maitimo, in that far away land.
Tags: author: erulisse, challenge: old english writings: tale
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