4. Separation is Always Hard by Greywing
Gil-galad always reacted badly to being parted from his dearest friend and confidant for any considerable length of time, reflected Círdan.
The first time-when Elrond left for Edhellond on some sort of official business-- the High King promptly proceeded to invent and master an instrument made of wine glasses.
Subsequent separations resulted in cockerels whose tails trailed the ground, horticultural aberrations, and a breed of ridiculously small dog.
Then of course, there had been that horrible business in Eregion and the long, long siege. Círdan shuddered at the memory. Gil-galad nearly went insane, started training rats (of all things) to do strange tricks, and when the Númenoreans arrived to relieve the situation, had taken to mowing down the enemy with far more enthusiasm than was strictly necessary.
Círdan wondered, as he watched Elrond's ship melt into the horizon, what kind of havoc Gil-galad must be wrecking across the Sea.
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