elrondperelda @ : Beyond the power and chances of the world...
Elrond had thought a little stroll would clear his mind.
No. Actually he was trying to hide from Gildemir, who wanted to discuss the building of fences across the lands surrounding the haven. Or was it a higher wall around the dwelling?
Elrond did not know, and in any case he did not feel like discussing either. He could hardly tell Gildemir that there was a power in that valley that could repell the Shadow until the Enemy himself came forth to defy them. Only a selected few knew that he held one of the three, and the elven lord did not wish to spread the word, not even among his councillors.
Therefore, it was really hard to fend off Gildemir's well intended concerns. Specially since he thought it was a waste of time to spare the men for such a task.
Once again, he found himself torn between amusement and consternation. It seemed his hints had gone largely ignored.
My, it is good to see you well rested,Alassiel. Rathmir.
He tried valiantly not to look too intimidating. He was still intent on prying that particular puzzle, but right at that moment he had more pressing worries on his mind. Feeling slightly devious, and enjoying it thoroughly, Elrond discreetly evaluated the elf who was fighting not to look guilty. Possibilities. Definite possibilities.
There is a matter that was just brought to my attention that I would like to discuss with you, master Rathmir.
Current Music: Council of Elrond theme...
I rather hoped you would think so,Elrond agrees heartily. If all we hope come to pass, this shall be one excellent opportunity well used,indeed. You may find it useful to exchange a few words with the nandorin elleth, Eamane, and also impressions of the realm and what changed in these past centuries.
Elrond stiffled his self-satisfied smile. It would not look regal, or noble, or even close to serene, but he felt very pleased with himself indeed. Two orcs with one arrow. Ah, it was a fine day.
He tilts his head to the side and tries to grasp why the maiden would be so ill at ease with him. If even it was about him, for he was very sure he had not done anything that could harbor her ill feelings on his behalf. Word around had him as a fair person, kind even. It was puzzling to meet someone who was so scared of him for no apparent reason.
Gave him ideas.
Why, my lady, I would be pleased.Elrond weighed the need to acquire his answers out of the redheaded elleth against the need to see to the preparations for the quest. He decided he had done most of what could be done in that day, and Erestor would take care of the rest before dusk without a doubt. He would only need to corner the advisor at nightfall.