Author: Erulisse (one L)
Characters/Pairing: Eärendil, Manwë
Book/Source: The Silmarillion
Summary: It is written that Eärendil pleaded for the intercession of the Valar against the evils of Ennor and gained entrance to the ears of the Valar by bearing one of the lost Silmarils. What was the reaction of the Valar to his plea and why does he sail the midnight skies above Middle Earth? A response to the prompt: “moonlight”.
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Kneeling, facing Manwë, Eärendil pleaded his case to the silent Valar seated around the Máhanaxar, his hands clenched in sorrow as he thought about his young sons lying injured or dead in the ruins of Sirion and his heartbroken wife. The gem he had returned to the Valar was poor recompense for his family’s sacrifice.
Manwë stood and strode towards him. “Take thou this Silmaril, son of Idril, and place it upon thine brow. Sail Vingilótë underneath the moonlight and bring hope to the Children in Ennor. All shall see its light and know that we will answer their prayers.”