Lovely- your writingis always so atmospheric.
Author's Response: Thank you Ziggy :-)
This is all so lovely. I adore their relationship so much. And this last when we know Gil is going to dance again.
The blood from her next heartbeat pumped cold. “And?”
“It went well; he says I've made good progress. It isn't all the way there yet, but...” A smile spread over his lovely features. “Claire, I'm going to dance again.”
Claire shrieked and flung herself into his arms. “Oh, Gil...oh, God, that's fantastic news...”
“I know, right?” He picked her up and swung her around; nearby, customers were giving them curious glances, but at the moment she didn't care. “I almost fell over when he told me, I couldn't believe it...” Laughter and tears shook his voice as he set her back on her feet. “I can't train yet, not for another month or two, but it's going to happen.”
“I'm so happy for you.” She took his hands in hers and linked their fingers together, feeling the tell-tale prickling in her own eyes. “Oh, no, you're setting me off...”
Gil laughed again and kissed her forehead. “I'm sorry. I had to tell someone.”
I'm so excited for him, too!
Author's Response: Awww, thank you. I love writing them. It's different, somehow, from her relationship with Maglor and it's a delight to explore.