curiouswombat (curiouswombat) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

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Sea Longing. Taking to the Water;boat, also Reasons to be Cheerful; love.

Challenge: Taking to the Water; boat. Also Reasons to be Cheerful; love.
Title: Sea Longing
Author: Curiouswombat
Characters: The Teleri
Rating: PG
Source: Silmarillion

Disclaimer: The characters in this story do not belong to me, but are being used for amusement only, and all rights remain with the estate of JRR Tolkien.

We came West over water, with our fellows. And, for us, it was the water that stole our hearts rather than the land.

We loved it when it was a flat mirror for the sky; we loved it when the light of the trees glinted on dancing waves; we loved it when it raged and roared and threw itself at the land.

But watching was not enough and soon we began to think of skimming across it. We saw what floated and what did not. And so our first boats resembled cockleshells made of wood. Swans would come in time.

Tags: author: curiouswombat, challenge: reason to be cheerful: love, challenge: taking to the water: boat.
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