Elrohir placed the last book neatly on the shelf and surveyed the new
bedroom with satisfaction. His own bedroom, he repeated to
himself with relish; a place where he could be alone; where he could
keep his own books and mementoes without having to share them; a place
that he could keep tidy without Elladan’s clutter strewn everywhere.
He climbed into bed and lay listening to the peace and quiet
sleepily. It made a pleasant change – usually Elladan was snoring
at his side long before he himself closed his eyes. All was
So why did he feel so lonely?