Author: Adonnen Estenniel (alphien)
Book/Source: The Silmarillion/Unfinished Tales
Disclaimer: Setting, characters, and genius belong to the Tolkien Estate. I make no money from this.
The forest stretched before them: a vast expanse of virgin land. Ripe to be molded and shaped. A realm to call her own.
He cast a sidelong glance, saw unrestrained hunger in her face.
“It’s yours, my love,” he told her.
She smiled. “Ours.”
He shook his head, touching her shoulder. “Yours,” he repeated. “I will walk this path with you and give all that I have. But do not ask me to take this burden upon myself.”
Their eyes met, and he shuddered. It wasn’t enough for her.
And as twilight descended, so did a chill over their hearts.