Title: Adar & Ion: Moments 4/4
Author: Sivan Shemesh
Disclaimer: Not mine never were.
Spoiler: Total AU.
Summary: King Thranduil and his elfling sharing some moments together.
Note: Legolas is Greenleaf
Note2: was written for Mellon Challenges 100
Prompt # 31: Sunrise
Princeling Legolas continued to stare at the sky; his eyes filled with wonder at the sparkling stars and the glowing moon.
The elfling was so fascinated by the nature that he sank deeply into his thoughts and did not noticed the first changes in the sky. Gradually, the dark blanket gave way to a faint blue, slowly filling the horizon.
"Ion?" Thranduil watched his elfling.
Greenleaf turned to his Adar when he heard his voice, his big eyes seemingly asking, 'What?'
"Have you missed something in the sky?" Thranduil asked him softly.
Greenleaf stared at his Adar then back to the changing sky above him.
Thranduil watched every movement that his ion made as he smiled lovingly at him.
"I know that you have seen the sun in the sky, but I do not think that you have seen the sunrise, unless…" Thranduil hesitated, wondering.
Greenleaf watched his Adar and asked with a smile, "Unless what?"
"Unless I have already shown you a sunrise… have I?" Thranduil teased softly as he moved his hand through Legolas's hair.
Legolas said nothing but stared at the sky. He watched the shades of blue brighten and grow further into the sky before answering, "Nay, I think you may have forgotten."
"Me? How could I forget something this important, ion-nîn?" Thranduil said with mock horror. He looked into Legolas' blue eyes, the desire for knowledge sparkling even brighter than the stars.
Legolas smiled at his Adar and answered, "How should I know, Adar?"
Thranduil hugged his ion, words fleeing him in his emotional state. After the loss of his beloved wife, his people banded even closer together seeing the depth of love their king had for his son. They, along with the royal guard would protect them both from the evil Sauron sent at them.
Thranduil grinned at his ion and then asked, "Now, where were we?"
"Sunrise?" Greenleaf smiled hopefully, wanting to know about the sunrise.
"Now, ion-nin, you will see something beautiful, like the phoenix that is born from the flames…you will be witness to our own sunrise," Thranduil explained as he stroked Greenleaf's soft cheek.
Thranduil gestured to the horizon, where a yellow and orange half circle appeared as the sun began to rise.
Greenleaf pointed with excitement as the dark blue gave way to lighter blue then to the warm, bright yellows and golds.
Thranduil noticed the first tears that leaked from his ion's eyes and swallowed hard.
"Why are you crying, ion-nin?" Thranduil asked softly as his hands wiped the tears before cupping the princeling's face.
"You were right Adar, it is beautiful, and the sky blue adding to it much," Greenleaf answered, his tear damp eyes filled with a storm of emotion.
"You need not cry, ion… or you will make me cry with you," Thranduil grinned at his elfling.
"What do I need to know about the sunrise?" Greenleaf asked.
"Everytime you see the sunrise it is a new day. The day may bring happiness or grief, we never know. However, the sun will rise again…a new day awaits bringing a new beginning. Always remember that," Thranduil explained, remembering his own Adar's words before he departed for the Battle of the Last Alliance.
"I will do as you say, Adar," Greenleaf said and then added, "I love you Adar."
"I love you too, ion-nin, my sweet elfling," Thranduil said to his elfling and then added in a much quieter voice, "I do not know what I would do without you."
Coming soon: Adar & Ion: Gifts from Lothlórien
Previous in Adar & Ion Series:
By The Moonlight
Ada, I Dreamt of Nana