Title: 'Elrond's Nightmare'
Author: Jay of Lasgalen
Characters: Elrond and Celebrían
Disclaimer: Tolkien's; not mine
For the 'It Never Happened' challenge. It also fits the A-Z drabble challenge posted on my LJ where a drabble must start and end with the same letter.
Elrond smiled as Celebrían rode into the courtyard of Imladris, relief overwhelming him. She was surrounded by Elladan and Elrohir and Glorfindel, and a great host of warriors from both Imladris and the Golden Wood. His sons were laughing, teasing each other as always.
And she was safe.
He held her tightly as she dismounted, breathing in the scent of her hair that he had feared never to smell again.
“I am glad you have returned safely home,” he murmured. “Forgive me for sending a mighty escort like this to bring you back – but I had such a nightmare …