March 4th, 2013

aithris

[Silmarillion] The Art of Long-Distance Grandparenting

Title: The Art of Long-Distance Grandparenting
Fandom: Silmarillion
Characters: Idril, Tuor, Anairë, Glorfindel, Finrod, (minorly) Elrond, Gil-galad, original characters
Series: None
Summary: Why did Glorfindel return to Middle-earth? Maybe the Valar decided they needed a messenger. Maybe he felt he still had something to do there and begged them to let him return. Or maybe it went something like this...

It's the early Second Age and Idril is worried about her grandsons. In the course of this she waylays new arrivals to Valinor, tries to find her footing with her own grandmother, schemes with Tuor, Finrod and Glorfindel, and finally sets a plan into motion.
Warnings: Discussions of canonical character death + hypothetical death
Notes: Many thanks go to [personal profile] krait for an excellent beta!

Quenya name translations and further notes at the end.

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