Wonderful, short, sweet, story. So sad and the pain feels so fresh.
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Luna, for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story so much and I appreciate the positive feedback.
This is sad and very beautiful. I do not know if I should just call this elf a fool, or if I should be terribly sorry for him and the grief he feels. In times of complete despair, people do the strangest thing and at times they turn to something/someone they despise in truth. And they hold to this illusion for it gives them some odd kind of peace.
Thuringwethil’s motives in this became not really clear to me. Why did she choose this one elf to serve her as nourishment, there were plenty other slaves she could have feasted on. Why did she choose one? "but you calm when I hold you, your tears fade, and sometimes you even smile at me." Why does she care about this? Is there something emotional hidden below or does he simply taste better when he is calm? Why does she want him to smile at her?
I was glad to find a little story about Thuringwethil, there are not many as she is just a minor character. I always thought that she would certainly take a very beautiful humanoid or even elf-like shape, when she was not wearing the shape of a bat. Beauty to conceal all the vileness that is hidden below, like Sauron did, when he still had the ability to change his shape.
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Amaranth. I'm glad that you appreciated the story, and I appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts on both the story and Thurinwethil with me.
Fool. How can one who's heart is made of ice ever love?
Good work Susan!
Author's Response: There are no limits to stupidity, only to intelligence. Hehe. Happy you enjoyed it, Gemini. Thank you very much. :)