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.
“You are not happy in this place,” he said, parroting her earlier words. How long ago that conversation seemed, yet still it was crisp in his memory.
Her smile was wistful. “Nay, I am not happy, but neither are you.”
They stood in a narrow corridor, and the torch’s smoky light was yellow. He traced the sharp edges of her face with a fingertip, and she leaned into his touch. Nearly imperceptible, but he noticed.
“Come away with me,” he whispered. He knew he offered her all that she desired and more.
And she could not resist his plea.