Challenge: Clock (Key)
Author: Kaylee Arafinwiel
Characters: Arantar of Arnor, Elrond
Summary: A brief exchange between the grandson of Valandil and his many-times-great-uncle after the coronation.
A/N: The ficlet of Fiondil's that inspired this one (and shares its name) can be found here. http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=25514
Bibelot: A small object of curiosity, beauty or rarity; a miniature book, especially one that is finely crafted. Pronounced BEE-buh-low or bee-BLOW.
The Peredhel turned to regard the dark-haired young man. At sixty-four, this prince of Arnor still had the gift of Elros’ longevity upon him and bore the wearing of years but lightly. “Arantar? What may I do for you?”
“Is there any way I can help Father?”
So, Elrond had not been the sole witness to Eldacar’s grief.
“Give him this, Nephew,” Elrond decided, withdrawing a small, leather-bound book, locked fast, from the pocket of his robes, and the key that went with it. Elrond passed them to Arantar with reverence.
“Whose was this?” Arantar wondered.