Title – After the Storm
Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing: Arwen
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Book/Source: LOTR book-verse

Disclaimer - These characters all belong to the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. This story was written for pleasure and not for financial gain.

The storm had raged fiercely all day, the torrential rain, thunder and lightening mirroring the turmoil within Arwen's heart.

She sensed that today would either see her beloved triumph, or destroy her hopes of happiness forever, together with all that was good in Middle-earth.

Suddenly the tumult ceased. Imladris was bathed in brilliant sunlight. Sunbeams danced between the still gently falling raindrops.

Arwen laughed for sheer joy as her heart felt the darkness lift. She caught sight of a perfect rainbow resplendent in the heavens.The jewel-like hues had never seemed so fair. The darkness was past. Hope had endured.