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ziggy
05/27/18 07:20 pm
You are the World'sGreatest Auntie, clearly. Bringing on and educating the next generation!
Naledi
05/27/18 05:07 pm
LOL! She’s totally obsessed. Almost as much as me. Just did an hour’s drive and she was talking about Legolas the whole way :D
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05/27/18 12:23 pm
What an intelligent and wonderful child. Obviousy takes after her Auntie.
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05/27/18 07:53 am
My work as an auntie is done :D
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05/27/18 07:51 am
6yo niece is staying at the moment and we’ve been watching LOTR. Niece: why didn’t they make Legolas king? He’s much better and he’s prettier too.
Naledi
05/27/18 07:49 am
Happy Birthday Nelya!
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05/27/18 05:08 am
Thank you all!! It's been a wonderful day! Looking forward to reading the new book my husband found for me--"Hobbit to Hero--the making of Tolkien's King"
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05/27/18 12:33 am
Happy Birthday Nelya- have a lovely day:) x
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05/26/18 06:14 pm
Happy Birthday, I hope you have a lovely day
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05/26/18 01:38 pm
A VERY Happy Birthday, Nelya! Hope your having a wonderful day! :D
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Arcane Land collection by Veveco

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As they continued along the road, the population was becoming steadily denser. Elves walked along the beaten track, transporting baskets, ewers, wood and the likes. They would stop and bow, and then wave, or shout a warrior’s greeting. They seemed happy, these woodland elves – yet what astounded Elladan the most was the fact that many of the ladies carried children. He had never seen so many young ones, together in one place. They toddled behind their mothers, helping with what they could; the younger ones were strapped to their backs or sides with strips of colourful cloth. It was a marvel to behold, and just one glance at Melven told him that he too, had realized how young this population was.

Galdithion watched the play of emotions on his friend’s beautiful face, he knew what he was thinking, for he had had a similar yet opposite first impression of Imladris.

“You marvel at how many young ones you see.”

“I do. The average age of these people is much lower than in my homeland.”

“True,” he began, as Melven turned his ear to listen to Galdithion’s explanation.

“Alas, our mortality rate is equally high. ‘Tis a simple necessity that our women bear as many children as they can,” he said casually.

Melven frowned at the warrior’s comment, and it did not go unnoticed.

“Speak your mind, Melven,” invited Galdithion, catching Elladan’s attention as he also turned to hear his retort.

“It just seemed to me that you spoke words that would sadden the hardest of elves, and yet your tone belied no feeling at all.”

“And why do you think that is?” invited Galdithion, wondering if the warrior could start to think before passing judgement.

“Well, perhaps because this is something you have lived with all your life, ‘tis not surprising to you, yet it is also a daily reminder for you of the high cost you pay to protect your home.”




Inspired by Arcane Land, chapter 2 from Alpha Ori.

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