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Half hearted - Elrond - Co-written with Raksha

Half Hearted

"I have pledged myself to Aragorn, adar; and given him my heart. Together we shall abide the Doom of Men."

My daughter's words strike me like a blow. Long have I feared the day when a child of mine would forsake the Eldar. I still miss my brother, through all the long years since we were sundered.

Were Aragorn an Elf, I could rejoice with my whole heart. None of my many fosterlings have become so close a son to me as Estel.

And yet, if my brother chose a mortal life, how can I deny it to my child?

A/N
This was co written my friend Raksha the Demon and I for the "There and Back Advent Challenge" on LJ.

These drabbles were all first posted on LJ and I am posting them here for anyone who does not have a LJ account. I had not written drabbles before this month.

The events in this series follow Tolkien canon and also my own series of stories." Half Hearted" takes place more than 40 years before the main events of LOTR.