Author: Kaylee Arafinwiel
Characters: Elwing, Melian, seabirds
Summary: Elwing comes to terms with the revelation.
Book/Source: The Silmarillion
A/N: Melian and Elwing have more in common than some might think…
The seagulls chatter amongst themselves, diving for fish to please the onetime Queen and Princess of Doriath.
Elwing pays them no heed, pacing the circumference of the tower, muttering to herself. Every so often she turns back to face Melian.
“What is it, best beloved?” Melian asks finally, when it is clear Elwing does not mean to unburden herself unprompted.
“Daernaneth…why? How could you?” Elwing asks, tears in her eyes. Melian sighs. “Do you not know, my dear heart?”
Elwing drops her gaze guiltily. “I suppose it is a family trait.”
“We both know how much love hurts,” Melian sighs.