Pretty AU, but we need some. Also, Valkyries are too awesome to pass up. As usual, I don't own any of this.
They say that she chooses them, but she has no choice at all, or she'd never go down to the battlefield to take them into the world of death (screaming in agony, in fear of the doom that closes its jaws about them into Everlasting Darkness). But she is the only one who can give them some sort of reassurance (someone still watches you, someone still has pity) when they die.
"No," one mouths soundlessly. More blood than breath in his mouth.
Míriel takes her child's child and bears him to her realm, which is her way of saying yes.