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The History of Celeborn and Galdriel

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Silver and Gold: 1. Silver and Gold


He comes.

To some he was The Wise; the appellation amused him.

To foes confronting the fell hand of the argent-crowned warrior lord, he was executioner.

To our daughter, he was her healer of hurts, silver-tongued story-singer, patient teacher, proud protector.

To me? He was my anchor in Endor, my roots, my nourishment. Upon me alone he bestowed his ofttimes tempestuous, ofttimes tender, ever-impassioned love.

Our endless separation has tattered my soul. But now, as his white ship approaches quayside, I savor the first faint brushes of his mind on mine.

I clasp my gold-banded hand to hide my trembling.

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She awaits.

She stands in solitude amidst the throng, a pillar of white-gowned elegance bewreathed in a rippling aureole, regal in her dignity.

Disembarking, I am drawn to face her.

Others see the glacial magnificence of towering Taniquetil; but I alone glimpse Orodruin's perilous fires concealed beneath -- and grasp the profound cost of masking such passions behind her public guise of serenity.

Her eyes betray her turbulence to me: wrath, sorrow, anticipation... despair?

Did you fear I would not come, my love?

I raise my gold-banded fingertip to her grave and beautiful face, then caress away the single scalding tear.



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"...there is no record of the day when at last [Celeborn] sought the Grey Havens, and with him went the last living memory of the Elder Days in Middle-earth."

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Prologue, Note on the Shire Records

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Last Update: 18 Apr 05
Stories: 4
Type: Workshop/Group List
Created By: Exploring Elves


The prince of the Sindar, who grew up under the stars of Arda. The princess of the Noldor, born in the brilliance of the Two Trees.



Their stories.

Why This Story?

Celeborn and Galadriel are reunited in Aman - the condensed (two-drabble) version.

 

Story Information

Author: Elena Tiriel

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 4th Age

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 08/05/05

Original Post: 03/18/05

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Celeborn and Galadriel: Celeborn and Galadriel are my second-fave 'ship. This is stories about them, and their relatives. Various characterizations and interpretations, but I love them all.