5. Long was the Way
For the "Wrestling" prompt.
Mithrandir, Aragorn, Imrahil all told him; Your father loved you. Judge him not over-harshly for the despair to which Sauron brought him at the last.
There's never a moment of transformation; rather a slow acceptance, an imperceptible ebbing of his heart's heaviness – till, one day, he realises it has gone.
The day he holds his newborn son – and remembers the grandfather Elboron will never know with sadness, and pride.
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