Title: Into the West
Author(s): Linda Hoyland
Character(s): Arwen, Aragorn
Summary: Arwen senses a final parting
She had believed her Elven senses fading. Her choice had been made long ago. How could she regret the noble husband at her side and the babe at her breast?
Yet one autumn night, she awakes sobbing, feeling as if her very soul has been torn asunder.
Estel holds her close, grey eyes filled with love and concern. "What ails you, beloved?" he asks.
"My father's ship has passed into the West," Arwen replies.
Aragorn kisses her tenderly, knowing that no words can ever ease such sorrow. He can only love her and strive every day to make her sacrifice worthwhile.