Title: Hope Cometh
Characters/Pairing: Elrond, 2-yr-old Estel, mentions of Gilraen, Elladan and Halbarad
Genre: Drabble (100 words)
Warnings: Warm and fuzzy
Disclaimer: Characters are NOT MINE, never will be—though I constantly dream.
Timeline: TA 2933 in Rivendell.
Feedback: Yes, please!
Summary: A first meeting. For tolkien_weekly Challenge: ‘Shy’
Elrond watched as Elladan entered the gates to the Last Homely House, followed closely by Lady Gilraen and Halbarad of the Dúnedain Rangers.
As the small party dismounted, The Lord got his first real look at the small child being handed down from his mother’s arms.
“Welcome to Imladris, Lady Gilraen and Lord Halbarad.” Moving closer to the dark-haired little boy, “Hello there, Penneth.”
Not at all shy, a small hand grasped one long black braid as the boy smiled tiredly at Elrond. Totally charmed, the Peredhel took the two-year-old into his arms, kissed him and said, “Welcome home, Estel.”
Lord Elrond — Great Elf-lord and Prince; ruler of Rivendell
Elladan — One of Elrond’s twin sons
Lady Gilraen — Aragorn’s mother
Halbarad — A Dúnadan Ranger of the Northlands; he rode to the aid of his kinsman Aragorn during the War of the Ring, and met his death in the Battle of the Pelennor.
Dúnedain Rangers — Descendents of the citizens of Númenor; mortal people/humans gifted with long life.
Aragorn — Son of Arathorn II, chieftain of Dúnedain Rangers; rightful Heir to the Throne of Gondor, the kingdom ruled by Isildur the last High King.
Penneth — Elvish term meaning ‘young one’
Peredhel — Term meaning half-elf or half-elven (part elf and part human) Singular of the term Peredhil (more than one elf)
Estel — Aragorn’s Elvish name meaning ‘hope.’