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Optics II

Forodwaith wanted to correct for the "criminal" underwriting of Arwen by specifying a drabble that depicted her apart from Aragorn.


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The image trembles on a wavered note, and both fade. Arwen draws a deep breath, as in memory, Celeborn's silver voice says: "Again." Rich with the life of ages, that voice, repeating old lessons to her: "More than mirror, the singer is soothsayer–she may sing only that one, as he appears to her."

And so Arwen seeks her melody anew, in imperfect memory's depths–

The generosity of flame:
White-silver
Self-consumptive fire
In loving leaves
Her light for all.


This time, the image holds. Through tears, Arwen smiles. Tribute to light not past, but passed, she sings her mother's song.

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