hhimring (hhimring) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Cluedo - Hallway: "Circles That I Find", by Himring

Title: Circles That I Find
Author: Himring
Characters/Pairing: Elrond
Rating: G
Warnings: mild angst
Book/Source:  LotR
Disclaimer: All belongs to Tolkien (except, I suppose, the bit that belongs to Alan and Marilyn Bergman)

It should be the familiar hallway, light and airy--he passes through many times a day--but it isn't, it's a gloomy corridor receding into darkness, beyond sight. Portraits line the walls and, from each, the solemn, fated face of a young man--all men, why all men?--watches his bewildered progress. They're waiting for him to name them, he knows, but he can't. He hastens past, seeking the one, somewhere ahead--but where? And who?

'Elros', exclaims Elrond, awakening--and crystal-clear, the memory of each scion of Elros returns, loved as they were, each in turn lost to time.

A/N: The prompt reminded me of the following lines of  the song Windmills of Your Mind (lyrics by the Bergmans): "Pictures hanging in a hallway and a fragment of a song. Half-forgotten names and faces, but to whom do they belong?" The title alludes to the refrain of the song.
Tags: author: himring, character: elrond
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