StarSpray (silverstarspray) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Transactions Challenge: Gift - Given Leave to Choose

Title: Given Leave to Choose
Author: SilverStarSpray
Characters/Pairing: Elwing, Eärendil
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Book/Source: Silmarillion
Disclaimer: Tolkien's the genius, not me.

The Valar had gifted them the choice, they were told. They must choose whether to be counted among Elves or Men. Eärendil, still weary after facing the Powers, looked to Elwing. He would follow her choice.

She thought of her courageous grandmother, the Elven princess who had chosen death, and how all who had known her – who had merely known of her – mourned her loss. She thought of her family slaughtered in the halls of Menegroth (and her sons’ uncertain fate) – and she could not imagine choosing death.

“I choose the fate of the Firstborn, for Lúthien’s sake,” she said.

Tags: author: silverstarspray, challenge: transactions: gift, character: earendil, character: elwing
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