Author: Adonnen Estenniel (alphien)
Book/Source: The Lord of the Rings
Disclaimer: Setting, characters, and genius belong to the Tolkien Estate. I make no money from this.
He held her as she cried.
She was delicate and fragile beneath his fingers—a glass bauble ready to shatter under the slightest strain.
He longed to shut her away from the world. To hide her from all danger. To keep her free.
But he could not, so he held her close, until the separate beating of their hearts became as one.
The candles cast a sinister light upon her ring, and he shivered. How could he keep her safe if the danger he feared was here, with them?
Tears gathered in his own eyes, and he let the fall.