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.
They walked together through the dark foliage. Both were silent, seeming to search for words, but to no avail.
He watched her from the corner of his eye, but her face revealed none of the turmoil that lay just beneath the surface. Yet he knew it was there, though she might deny it.
“Finrod’s death was not your fault,” he found himself saying, and he winced. How feeble his comfort was!
She glanced at him, briefly, and frowned. “Should I not mourn my brother’s passing?”
Apologetically, he took her hand in his, and she grasped it like a lifeline.