Author: Kaylee Arafinwiel
Characters: Elwing, seabirds
Summary: Elwing begins to bridge the gap at last.
Book/Source: The Silmarillion
A/N: I disclaim the albatross’ line, which I expect many of my generation (and perhaps older, or younger) will recognise from a very non-Tolkien source…
Elwing practiced dutifully now, daily, doing her best to shut out the cry of the gulls over the crashing waves. Her albatross patiently tutored her, coming daily to teach her to broaden her mind. Listen with your heart, and you will understand, the albatross coaxed. Elwing quieted her mind, broadened her senses, and let her spirit commune with that of the great bird before questing toward those of the crying gulls.
Mine! Mine! Mine!
Yes, but what is yours? Elwing returned, surprising even herself. A gull wheeled to face her with a squawk.
You speak, Lady!
I do, Elwing enthused.