Author: Erulisse (one L)
Book/Source: The Silmarillion
Summary: Eärendil has been given the task of sailing the dark skies nightly to bring hope to Ennor. He hopes that from his high vantage point he can find some sign of the whereabouts and wellbeing of his twin sons. A response to the prompt “firelight”.
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Searching for Answers
Lord Aulë, perceiving Eärendil’s great desire, had presented a far-seeing scope to him. On his nightly voyages he commenced his search. He saw heroes standing alone against the forces of darkness, and couples joined in the protected glades of the deep forests. Ceaselessly he sought his sons.
One night a fire flared in the far distance. Focusing the scope he saw that which brought him both happiness and despair. An exclamation of joy escaped him as he saw his sons, healthy, warm and cared for. A sharp fear swiftly followed; they were sharing the firelight with the sons of Fëanor. .