I think I should mention a few things here. And a few thank yous.
The line: 'For an eternity I waited for you. And now, I must spend another eternity with my heart whispering your name' and 'Even on the wind, I can still hear her laughter' are from a quiz I took from another LJ entry. I fixed them a bit so that they fit the story better. The first phrase is what set the rabbit on my ankle.
This story was also supposed to be about Legolas, but he wasn't cooperating. Neither were Elladan and Elrohir, for some odd reason. I almost went with my First Age OFC, Geliriel for this tale, but I have other ideas for that. That landed me with two elves, which ironically were from Rivendell. Glorfindel and Erestor. And in a moment of inspiration, I had Dawn Felagund roll the dice for me. Glorfindel would be my main character, Erestor the minor. I have only read a few tales using these two characters, but never written them, so it was a bit of a challenge for me. But I think I succeeded.
I have also gone with the idea that the Glorfindel of Rivendell is the same as Glorfindel of Gondolin. Whether it's fanon or canon, I know not. But it made fore a nice line from Erestor. :-)
I could not find a name I liked for Glorfindel's love, but Ariel was the first one that popped up in my mind. Once again, Dawn helped me out, and told me that Ariel would be a nice name. "Ara" being the prefix for 'noble' and "iel" being one of the more common suffixes for female names in Middle-earth.
Thank yous go to:
Rhapsody and Space Weavil for having the quiz in their journals that led to this rabbit. :-)
Dawn Felagund for rolling the dice for my character of choice, and for validating my choice of name for a mortal woman. :-)
Tarion Anarore for the quick once over and quick fix.
Julie, a friend of mine that is in the fandom, but doesn't write fanfic, for telling me how much she liked it. Even with the kleenex alert. :-)
And to everyone who reads this, THANK YOU!