But there were also times when she heard in his voice the vestiges of a teasing, laughing note, and it gladdened her, for he had been too grave, too solemn in the little time she had known him. To see him smile cheered her.
And whenever her face shone so in the bright sunshine the city was yet to get accustomed to; so did his.
For the "Shiny" challenge on tolkien_weekly
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