|Celandine's Chronicle (celandineb) wrote in cels_fic_haven,|
@ 2015-11-05 11:34:00
|Entry tags:||lotr drabbles elrond, lotr drabbles thranduil|
LotR double drabble: Healing Waters [Elrond, Thranduil, general]
Title: Healing Waters
Fandom: LotR/The Hobbit/The Silmarillion
Characters: Elrond, Thranduil
Length: 200 words
Summary: Elrond visits Thranduil after the death of the latter's wife.
Note: For adafrog, who wanted Thranduil and another elf, waterfall in Mirkwood, which is healing. We really know nothing about Thranduil's family except that Legolas is his son; I am assuming here that his (nameless) wife was killed sometime during the late Second Age or early Third Age, long before the events of The Hobbit.
"It is kind of you to visit, Lord Elrond." Thranduil's voice could scarcely be heard above the rushing waters.
Elrond inclined his head in acknowledgement, but said, "Not at all. I regret that my journey was provoked by such a sad event as the death of your wife; I should have come long ago."
"It matters little," Thranduil said, turning and gazing at the foaming spate. Here at the foot of the fall the waters swirled and bubbled about the rocks, sending up great sprays that came near to wetting the two elves where they stood yards away on the smooth green turf. "This was her favorite spot to come and think."
"Was it?" said Elrond with some surprise.
"Yes. She used to say that watching the river gather itself and leap over the brink reminded her that, in the end, everything will behave according to its nature. The trick is to understand what that nature is." He sighed. "She claimed there was healing in watching these waters. I am not certain I can agree."
"She was a wise woman." Elrond rested his hand gently on Thranduil's shoulder. "But each person must find his own healing, in his own time."