Ohhh so sad! Very beautifully written and lovely OCs. I think it's also quite logical that those who first refused the Valar's summons wouldn't want to go to Mandos' Halls either.
Author's Response: Thank you for your kind words - I'm very pleased that you liked it. Yes, I think these Elves might prefer to stay in the world they knew, among their loved ones This would seem almost sacrilegious to the Eldar (like TÝnen), and Tolkien's stories are of course told from their POV. However, I think Illuvatar might have approved of the Wood-elf's choice. (PS: I see I accidentally forgot to tick the box 'Completed' when first submitting the ficlet. It's fixed now.)