Oh this is lovely Himring. I love the nod to Casablanca, and of course, I am a sucker for anything angsty, remembering lost loves and the inevitable end we all spiral towards. That's what makes the elves such a great study on the human character, particularly the Noldor, that despite their enduring lives they too wait their Doom. Lovely, lovely...
Thank you very much!
Yes, I feel the same way about the Noldor.
Glad you enjoyed this little bit of angstiness, including the nod to Casablanca!
There'a a lovely sense of nostalgia and whimsy in this- that knowlege that in fact, even for the Elves, nothing endures forever.
And I like the cheeky Casblanca reference at the end - giving th eclear image of Fingon raising his glass in wry toast.
Yes, even for the Elves nothing endures forever. And they grow increasingly conscious of that.
I'm glad this worked for you, including the cheeky Casablanca allusion!