Characters: Sam, Elanor
Disclaimer: Not mine, merely borrowed.
Author’s Note: Father/Daughter bonding on the road to Minas Tirith, SR 1442. I am disregarding canon and leaving Rosie at home. For the "Sleeping Under the Stars" challenge.
On the Road
It felt odd to be just two of us, but soon we came to prefer the open sky and each other’s company to any inn or farmhouse. He had a tale for every hill and stream; each night he sang me to sleep.
“This is it,” he whispered, our ponies halting abruptly in a starlit glade.
“What, Da?” I did not want to be afraid – that greenwood was too beautiful for fear.
“ ’Twas this very spot I had my first glimpse of the Elves.”
Silently we spread our blankets. He sang of Elbereth, and I dreamed of the sea.