curiouswombat (curiouswombat) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Challenge: Taking to the Water; Adrift. Returnees.

A little late, I fear! Sometimes life gets in the way.

Challenge: Taking to the Water; adrift.
Author: Curiouswombat
Characters: The Teleri
Rating: PG;
Source: Silmarillion

In time our slain returned. Not all together, but gently, so that they could adjust to families whose lives had continued whilst they were not here. They settled in and found their places building ships, crewing ships, being sons, husbands, and fathers.

Then it was that we began to pity the returning Noldor. They had died in our streets, sailed in our stolen ships, or died on their long, cold, walk; and their families had been beside them.

They were as if adrift, without compass or anchor and, although we would not forget, we could begin to forgive… a little.
Tags: author: curiouswombat, challenge, challenge: taking to the water: adrift.
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