Author: Erulisse (one L)
Book/Source: The Silmarillion
Summary – While taking refuge from politics by staying with relatives, Helyanwë discovers rough waters can exist in different forms.
Disclaimer: Tolkien built the sandbox, I only play with the bucket and shovel that he left for me. No money, profit or non, is made from the publication of this story.
Rowing Through Rough Waters
Her days at Indis’ summer house were anchored by her best friends, Laurefindel and Turukáno. In later years, however, the boys began staying at the Hunting Lodge, abandoning her to steer alone through the choppy waters of being the High King’s great-granddaughter. Helyanwë felt deserted and isolated.
This summer she decided to stay with her Telerin relatives instead. Her cousin pointed out a small boat, rocking at the quay. “We’ll take ‘Waverider’ out fishing today.”
Looking hesitantly at the boat’s size and oars, she inhaled deeply. “Well, rowing through the ocean should be easier than rowing through politics,” she reasoned.