Characters/Pairing: Arwen, Daeron
Book/Source: The Lord of The Rings; The Silmarillion
Disclaimer: I don't own anything in the Legendarium and stand to gain nothing worth mentioning.
A/N: A second attempt at the nightingale prompt, as the Birds challenge has since taken a different direction for me than I expected. Arwen lays a ghost--no, not exactly a ghost...
Arwen awoke because she heard the nightingale sing—or maybe did not wake, but she got out of bed, climbing through the window onto the terrace, wandering through the warm summer night, following its call, until she came to a glade she had never seen before—or maybe it just looked unfamiliar in the moonlight… As she strayed among the hemlocks, the song started again, but this time she knew it was not a bird.
She danced, he sang, hours together, until she stopped.
‘Luthien!’ he sobbed, ‘Tinuviel!’
‘Not I,’ answered Arwen.’But you, you are Daeron. Go now! Be free…’