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hands waved impotently as grey eyes met Elrond’s in startled
recognition. A soft mewling sound issued from rosebud lips, and the
eyes blinked, startled.. Elrond knelt and they studied one another
until the unmistakable sound of breaking wind emanated from the
cradle and caused the Elf lord to rock back on his heels, grinning.
Oh yes, this was going to be interesting. This would serve him right
for thinking himself too good to be an elf.
“Welcome back, Elros,” he said softly. The baby’s attempt to stick
out her tongue was only half-successful, but the intent was clear.
“By the time you can talk you’ll have forgotten your past, but I
fear you’ll never feel quite – right – in that feminine body. Fair
payment for calling me a girl when first we moved to Lindon, and
mocking my liking for boys. Now you’re going to be the girliest girl
imaginable. A proper elven princess, no more bullying or hanging
around mortals for you.”
He smiled at Celebrķan, lying exhausted on the bed. “I have the
perfect name for our little girl,” he said, smiling cheerfully down
at the baby. “Something that says exactly who she will be. How about
Arwen - noble maiden