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100 Themes 5: Seeking Solace
Anger. Sorrow. My every thought and move radiates these two emotions. I feel the sting of tears in my eyes and fight them back, refusing to let them fall.
Brown. Green. Though I can't feel it, I know that my eyes keep flickering between the two colours. I ignore the stares of the people around me. They do not concern me; in fact they simply fuel the storm that is my emotions, for I dislike people looking at me.
Confusion. Hurt. My previous emotions slowly melt away and are replaced by two new ones as I reach my destination.
Why? What did I do wrong? These questions make me pause momentarily before beginning my ascent. I must climb.
Up. Higher and higher, until I feel nothing but the wind trying to get at my hair beneath my hat, and the icy bark under my cold fingers. I stop climbing and sit, relaxing now that I am high off of the ground.
PrologueAutumn, Year 65 of the 7th Age
... by J.R.R. Tolkein.
I slowly close the large book, and sigh. I have just finished reading the entire "Tolkein Legendarium" as I have heard it called, and I must say, for a mortal who did not witness any of the events that he chronicled, he was surprisingly accurate.
...Wait... I haven't introduced myself yet, have I? I am very sorry, how could I have forgotten?
My name is Arwen Udomiel, Daughter of Elrond Peredhel, Queen of the Reunited Kingdom of Gondor and Arnor. For those of you who do not know this, I am an elleth, an elf maiden, and I live in Valinor.
...Now, you must also be wondering how I came to have a copy of this "Legendarium", as I am in Valinor, and this was written by a mortal. Well, you see, not all of the elves left in Middle Earth left during the Fourth Age; the last elf arrived a month ago, and brought these books with him.
I witnessed the events written about in the 3rd and 4th Ages of the "Legendarium".
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