Characters/Pairing: Gandalf, Elrond
Disclaimer: Tolkien's the genius, not me.
Gandalf heaved a weary sigh as he sat back and sipped sweet miruvor, listening to the music of Imladris’ many waterfalls. Someone was singing tra-la-la-lally in the garden. “My blue cousins have their work cut out for them in the East,” he told Elrond. “War, famine, disease, corruption. Worship of Sauron runs rampant still, in grotesque temples with ugly practices.”
“Did you see either Alatar or Palando?”
“Nay. I believe they thought to search for Elves - Avari - and are probably farther east yet than even I have ventured.”
“Think you they will be successful?” Elrond asked thoughtfully. Gandalf only shrugged.