Author: Erulisse (one L)
Characters/Pairing: Eärendil, Elwing
Book/Source: The Silmarillion
Summary: Eärendil tells Elwing about the task he has been assigned by the Valar. A response to the prompt “candlelight”.
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A Voyage of Hope
“I will sail nightly,” Eärendil said to her, gazing at the beautiful angles of her face cast into sharp relief by the candlelight. “Vingelot is being reworked to enable her to sail the heavens. The Silmaril is now mine to guard and to wear when I voyage, shining out for all to see as a beacon of hope.”
He reached across the table and brushed a tear from Elwing's soft cheek. “Mayhap, from that far height, I can even see our children and bring word to you of their doings. Thus can our personal hope be realized.”