Characters: Frodo, Sam, Arwen
Disclaimer: The characters belong to Tolkien's estate.
A/N: For the "Queens" challenge.
Sometimes, when Frodo sat shivering by the fire, fingering the white jewel at his breast, Sam watched with a grieving heart and thought of Arwen as they'd first seen her at Rivendell. She had been cold starlight trembling on water: beauty from beyond the world, beauty that would vanish at a breath, at a touch.
Yet Strider had knelt and cupped this starshine in his hands, taming it to the purposes of his city of stone. Surely, Sam thought, such things might be: the light of heaven might tarry upon earth, might dance upon the Water yet a little while.