Thanks go to both my beta's Tarion and Rhapsody, who helped me immensely with this story. Double the thanks to Rhapsy who provided a summary (because I'm not very good at it).
Also, the line: “The days are darkening before the storm, and great things are to come. If these two wed now, hope may be born for our people; but if they delay, it will not come while this age lasts.” is a direct quote from Appendix A of The Lord of the Rings: "The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen," p. 338. It was part of the inspiration to write this ficlet, and it fit so nicely into the story.
This tale was also written for the "Fractured Valentine's Tales" challenge on the Henneth-Annun e-list.