Title: I hope, with joy, to go home
Characters: Gil-galad, Elrond
Warning: Character death, indirectly
Source of inspiration: The Silmarillion
Disclaimer: All characters belong to J.R.R. Tolkien.
A/N: The title is a line taken from the translation of the Runrig song 'Chi Mi'n Tir' ('I See The Land')
I hope, with joy, to go home
He ran his fingers over the greyish bark, dusty and weary in the bleak light of dawn.
“A yew, my lord?”
Upon turning, he met Elrond's soft gaze with a nod of acknowledgement. “Aye. Its magic is that of life and death, and regeneration.”
Eyes swept over the field before them. “Then let us pray that it will gift us with life ere sundown.”
But for Gil-galad, he whose very name carried the glory of the stars, there was only one gift that day when Sauron's form was destroyed and the world should have rejoiced, and it was not life.