I can see the scenes in my mind - I love the sea and you do it very well.
I liked that Osse could change appearance at will and also the part where Cirdan watches the approaching storm.
One to read again!
Author's Response: Thanks, Glorfindel. It was fun to write the sea images in this, the ocean is such a great subject. I always like to write the Valar as being able to change their appearance at will. If one has the power to do that why not change appearance like we'd change clothes? lol I really appreciate your comments, especially about rereading. That's always great to see.
Wow- this was powerful. I love the way this builds, from the quiet hankering for Elwe, the rather charmingly innocent naivety of Osse's approach to Cirdan, and then that moment Cirdan finds himself on the rock in the middle of the sea, that sense of dislocation, almost vertigo. And the incredbile power of the sea/Osse in passion. Lovely writing.
Author's Response: Thanks so much, Ziggy. I had written a previous story about Cirdan and Elwe at Cuiviénen so I thought I'd work their relationship in here too. I also liked the idea that Osse's storms aren't always the result of anger but perhaps something else. :-) I'm glad you enjoyed this one and that the sense of Cirdan being out of his depth came through.