Challenge: Rainbow - Green, Blue, Purple
Characters: Arwen, Legolas, Thranduil
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.
And I have finished the set! Here are the second group of three.
Some nights she dreams in green. So many shades of green; sharp acidic greens, deep dark greens, the myriad greens in a carpet of grass or a canopy of leaves. The greens of the hidden valley and the greens of Grandmother’s woods.
But, when she wakes, all around her are walls of stone, here in her husband’s city, where greens are imprisoned in spaces between walls and she longs to set them free.
Then she knows it is time for them to escape, for just a little while, because Aragorn, too, needs green but will only go for her sake.
Some nights he dreams in blue. A deep blue, a shining blue, an ever-moving blue that stretches as far as the eye can see.
Some nights his dreams are full of dark, angry blue, on others it is a softer, peaceful, shade; for he has learnt, from those who know, that the sea has many moods. But he knows he will only see it for himself when sorrow and loss will drive him to it.
When the time comes, the ship sails slowly down the tawny river until it reaches the sea; and he is amazed to find it grey.
Some nights he dreams in purple or, rather, indigo. The deep velvet colour of the sky when dusk shades into night. The colour of her eyes; so deep he could fall into them and tumble on forever. The colour of the cloak he gave her as a favourite mid-winter gift.
But these dreams always end the same; her indigo eyes dull, staring into nothing, as he wrapped her empty body in that cloak of night.
And, as he wakes, he wakes alone, wondering, yet again, whether he should stay for his people or dare to seek her in The West.