Characters: Luthien, Beren
Weather-beaten—no, clubbed, pummelled, and trampled by the world’s weather—Beren blunders into Neldoreth. Luthien appears to him as the goddess of the seasons restoring their rightful balance, above all, the embodiment of spring.
But Luthien is so much older. She was born before the sun rose. She remembers the first spring—and unimaginable cycles of weather before. She was kinder than to make a point of this.
She chooses one season over the ages of Arda, unhesitatingly. What will Beren make of her, once autumn comes and weathers her face? But already they have withstood so much worse together!
A/N: If any of you are prepared to venture onto Discord for some friendly feedback and discussion on drabbles, I will be co-hosting a drabble book club session for the Silmarillion Writers Guild on Discord on the weekend of 5/6 September. Sign-up is supposed to be by this weekend, but there are still plenty of spaces left. If you're interested, please ask me for more details! [ETA: drabble submissions for this are now closed, although everyone is still welcome for the discussions!]