StarSpray (silverstarspray) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
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Horse of a Different Color Challenge: Black, White

Title: Impossible Ghosts, In the Middle of Winter
Author: SilverStarSpray
Characters/Pairing: Elrond, Celeborn, Eluréd, Elurín
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Book/Source: Silmarillion/LotR
Disclaimer: Tolkien's the genius, not me.


The hunters only laughed when Elrond asked--again--for their names, vanishing wraithlike into the shadows under the trees, as though they wore copies of Lúthien's black dream-cloak, leaving him standing alone with his frustration and questions.

Celeborn only shrugged when Elrond told him about it. "I'm half-convinced they're Maiar grown bored in the Undying Lands," Elrond muttered, "or kin to Iarwain Ben-adar."

"I don't doubt they know him." Celeborn smiled. "And I think--" He stopped, expression turning almost wistful.

"What? Do you know who they are?"

He shrugged again, and turned his gaze toward Eärendil's star. "Impossible ghosts."

-

They blew back to Imladris with the first white-out snowstorm, rolling their eyes at Elrond's fumbled greeting. "Those who call you wise must be mistaken; it cannot take so much wisdom to recognize your own uncles!"

Elrond opened his mouth to protest--Eärendil had no brothers--before he recalled the tales of Doriath, and shut it again. "But you--"

"Of the fate of Eluréd and Elurín no tale tells," intoned the second twin, before thrusting a bottle of wine into Elrond's hands. "Oropher sends his regards."

Impossible ghosts indeed. Smiling, Elrond took the wine. "Welcome back to Imladris, uncles."
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