Farewell... for now...
Posted June 17, 2008 by galatia9 and beamlette
Glorfindel: Inigo... thank you for everything. But I must be on my way home.
Inigo: I'm sorry that I wasn't able to determine more about your homeland's location from the maps and documents.
Glorfindel: You did the best you could. And at least I have a starting place for more research now.
Inigo: Still... I think if you had allowed Junco to help you...
Glorfindel: *sighh* Inigo... I know she is your cousin, and also very close to you... but there is just something about her that bothers me. I can't reconcile myself to it.
Inigo: Even with my recommendation?
Glorfindel: I don't mean to be ungrateful, truly.
Inigo: *smiles* I know you do not. I am still young enough to remember that in my youth, I often persuaded myself against a certain course of action merely because everyone said it would be good for me.
Glorfindel: *wryly* Is it that obvious?
Inigo: *smiles* Perhaps you will change your mind as you progress with your research. Now then... I will bid you farewell on your journey home, Glorfindel, and I hope your path is welcoming.
Glorfindel: Thank you again, Inigo. May our paths cross again.
Glorfindel: *confused* Uh...? What?
Inigo: *softly* The handshake.
Glorfindel: The... what?
Inigo: You know. The secret Elven handshake.
Glorfindel: *confused* No, uh... I don't know. Father never said --
Inigo: What?? How could he have neglected your education on such a basic point?
Glorfindel: But -- he... he didn't say or write anything about --
Inigo: Well, of course he didn't! *laughs and draws his hand back*
Glorfindel: *realization dawns* INIGO!
Inigo: *chuckles* I'm sorry, Glorfindel! Perhaps my brother is right, and I have spent too long in this place... but you are so serious always. I just wanted to see if you would at least smile.
Glorfindel: *abashed* I think you are right... I often forget to do so. But... I would like to offer you my hand in farewell.
Inigo: The only handshake required... is one based on sincerity and true regard. I wish you only good fortune in your future, Glorfindel.
Glorfindel: Thank you, Inigo... I value your friendship more than you know.
Inigo: Have a safe journey back.
Glorfindel: I will.
Meantime, some levity is called for, in the form of 3 tiny terrors, who FINALLY have found a new script –