Challenge: Reflections; mirror
Characters: Arwen, Aragorn
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.
She studied her face in the mirror. It looked the same as it always did. As it had these past hundreds, these thousands, of years.
Somehow, she had expected wrinkles once she had chosen mortality.
She had looked forward to some obvious changes to mark her decision and yet, fifty years on, the face in the mirror was unchanged; as was the body beneath it.
Her husband came to stand behind her, hair and beard greying, smile lines at his eyes.
“Beautiful as ever…” he said, and wondered why his words had brought a brief frown to Arwen’s usual serenity.