Title: I must go down to the sea again...
Characters: Gimli, Legolas
For the Good Earth challenge – ‘Coastlands.'
Disclaimer: The characters in this story do not belong to me, but are being used for amusement only, and all rights remain with the estate of JRR Tolkien.
‘Sometimes’, Gimli thought, ‘I wonder about some of these Valar – except Lord Aulë, of course.’
‘I mean,’ he continued to himself, ‘Legolas is meant to be a hero – we helped save Middle Earth, they say. Surely this never ending longing is a cruel trick to play on one who did such a service?’
He looked at the tall figure of his friend, hair wind-whipped, boots salt encrusted from standing at the edge of the tide, gazing out to sea.
Gazing East; East from this shore of Tol Eressëa, out over the blue-grey sea, longing, now, for the family left behind.