Challenge: Clock (Crown)
Author: Kaylee Arafinwiel
Characters: Arantar of Arnor, Elrond, Eldacar of Arnor
Summary: Elrond brings his gift to Eldacar, and gives him some advice.
The new King was seated upon the throne of his fathers, head bowed. On his brow sat the Elendilmir – not the original, lost with Isildur, but a fair copy forged in Imladris, which had been Valandil’s.
“Adar, look what Uncle Elrond has brought.” Arantar carried the bibelot to Eldacar. “It was Lord Eärendil’s.”
Eldacar looked up, surprised. “Thank you, Uncle,” he said. “I look forward to studying Daeradar’s words.”
“One thing you may learn from him – uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,” Elrond murmured. “’Tis a heavy responsibility. Still, I have every faith you can do it, Nephew.”