Can you see me yet, my love? Now the sails fly white against the horizon. So many years have I waited here for you, waited as my heart thirsted for that which only you can quench, meleth-nin. O, now the ship nears- is that you, standing on the bow, my love? Now my heart beats faster, for today I shall be reunited with my children and my love…

O, how I have waited! Watched and waited, as the tides of this great ocean ebbed and flowed, and no ship came. Do you think this is the first time I have stood here awaiting you, love? No; this shore knows the tread of my feet, and this sea wind knows my hair and face. Now shall my hours bear their rightful fruit of joy. Today, my children- today, my husband- today I see them again! Too long have the years stretched…

The ship draws near to harbor now. Love, I see you- I see you and my heart leaps, higher than the waves that break and crash on the shore. You are proud and tall, and your eyes still hold star-fire. So many years and your spirit has not yet diminished…

But there are scars on you I do not remember, love, lines about your mouth I have never seen before- shadows hidden deep within your eyes-

Now you disembark. Can I bear this? Will my heart burst with joy at seeing you? So close- o, love- now- now I will see you again at last-

Now the figures leaving the ship, love- you- and my sons…

Three? Only three, my love? Where is she, the jewel of our making? Where is she? Has she stayed on the ship for a moment, for some small thing left behind--

Love, why is there such sorrow in your eyes?