Likimeya (_likimeya) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Birds Challenge: Nightingale. ~ Legacy

I hope you don’t mind my butting in here. Believe me, nobody is more surprised than I myself that after all this time, I’m still writing Tolkien fanfiction. ;)

Title: Legacy
Author: _likimeya
Characters: Elrond
Rating: G
Book/Source: Silmarillion, LotR (Appendices)
Disclaimer: I do not claim rights to the Tolkien estate.
(Note: No, the books don't actually say anything about birdsong in connection with the choices. I made that up.)

His daughter’s announcement came in the same way as his brother’s, long ago: in the wake of a nightingale’s song.

How fitting.

How foolish!

The cursed bird sang every day without fail at the hour of nightfall. But when a life-changing decision was to be made, it was construed as a sign! It seemed an abjectly Elvish behaviour, this 6000-year-long fixation on a romantic idea. Yet like the greatest Tinúviel, both had chosen mortality.

Because a bird had tweeted.

Well, no more! Elrond signalled to his son, who went in search for arrows.

It was, perhaps, a mightily human response.
Tags: character: elrond
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