Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
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Family ties - Grandparents - 'They Shall Not Grow Old...' : Kortirion

Title: They Shall Not Grow Old...
Author: Kortirion
Character: Eldarion
Rating: G
Source: Fourth Age
Disclaimer: Tolkien discovered Middle-earth, Kortirion is only borrowing.


He remembered them with love and longing, his mother’s grandfather and his court, how solemn, how gay. His first trip down the Anduin had been on this wonderful stranger’s knee – in a great grey boat, paddled by tall singers with shining faces and flowing hair... Later, delight became awe, when he understood just how old Lord Celeborn was, what he’d seen and done... those stories took Eldarion’s breath away.

But visits became fewer, less public... and after his father’s death... rare and precious...

Now, he was a frail grandfather, and the wondrous, unchanging-as-starlight lord came to make his last farewells.
Tags: author: kortirion, challenge: family ties: mother, character: celeborn, character: eldarion
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