Challenge: Clock (Face)
Author: Kaylee Arafinwiel
Characters: Eldacar of Arnor, Elrond
Summary: The coronation of the third King of Arnor begins. (Follows on from the last drabble)
Reign well, my son.
“Uncle? Forgive me, I was… elsewhere a moment. Did you speak just then?” Eldacar turned to regard Elrond’s ancient eyes – startling in an otherwise youthful face.
“Nay, Nephew, not I,” Elrond replied. “Come, it is time.”
Numbly, Eldacar forced himself to follow Elrond from Valandil’s bier, through the throng. Elrond bore the Elendilimir to the dais on a cushion.
Eldacar knelt, and Elrond crowned his multi-great-nephew ceremoniously. Eldacar stood and faced the throng.
“Now come the days of Eldacar! Behold the King!” Elrond proclaimed. The people cheered.
Only Elrond saw his nephew’s face, wet with tears.