Author: Jacynthe Demorae (posting from the fic journal, to allay any confusion)
Warnings: none (unless sad romance needs a warning...)
Book/Source: HoME, Morgoth's Ring
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Summary: Aegnor's wish, for the romance challenge.
Water, Fire, Breath
How I wish Arda could hold its breath! The water before us reflects the moonless night sky. A star, Elbereth’s blessing, floats brighter than a diamond against her dark, water-sheen braids. She does not speak. The Wise know the value of silence. One day, my Andreth’s name will be counted among their number and given due praise.
I watch her reflection, knowing this shadow will be my only companion throughout the ages to come. Arda cannot hold its breath. Her reflection ripples. Time flows.
I put my hand over hers. Her warmth exceeds all fires, save that in my heart.