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Home at Last

by Jay of Lasgalen 
October 26, 2011

Elrond heard them long before he saw them - whooping and laughing as they galloped madly along narrow forest paths, hurling insults like the old days.

After the grim, blood-soaked years of bitter revenge and misplaced guilt his sons had become distant strangers, rarely home and never for long. But somewhere, somehow, there had been a turning point and the shadow had begun to lift, just a little. And now ...

They reached the steps in a dead heat, arguing as always; and a smile of rapture lit his face.  At last, at long last, his sons were finally home again.