Characters: Finduilas, Imrahil
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Note: Very, very late for "Darkness". Snippet from a longer story.
By the Sea
Imrahil half closed his eyes; tried to imagine the sun as a night fire at the end of a dark, star-studded road.
Through his eye-lashes he saw Finduilas get up and walk down to the water. Saw her lift her dress and tie it at the hip, wade in up to her knees. Angle her head back into her folded hands and look up into the night; her elbows protruding from her head like pointy wings.
Half girl, half bird.
The sea disappeared empty off the horizon's edge. A few slivers of reflection still hovered there...as a memory of daylight.