Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

The Sundering Seas

Author: Elana
Nominator: Elana
2005 Award Category: Races/Places: Elves: Drabble

Story Type: Drabble : Length: N/A
Rating: G -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Elrond comes to terms with Celebrian's departure.

Reviewed by: Elena Tiriel -- Score: 5

This is beautiful and poignant, Elana. I have attempted to write a drabble on this topic myself, and I think you captured the pathos extremely well. You really showed the irony of Celebrķan being rescued, but not saved... and Elrond's anguish at not being able to heal his beloved wife. His fear that she won't make it to Aman is palpable, as is the finality of their being parted by the aptly named Sundering Seas. Very sad, very lovely and loving writing, and it shows a sense of reluctant acceptance that befits Elrond!

Reviewed by: Naresha -- Score: 3

Wow... That was so soft and gentle, and the deep emotion that Elrond felt was just so brilliantly evident. You could tell that he really loved Celebrian - it was almost as if you could reach out and touch the longing that he felt. (Tiny criticism - The 2 elvish words mucked up the flow of the drabble and the fact they were italicised didn't help.)

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger -- Score: 3

I like the sense of reluctant acceptance in this drabble. It's certainly not a happy drabble, but it wasn't overflowing with grief, either. It had the feel of the inevitable, and Elrond of all people should probably know how to confront that. His response to Celebrian's departure felt very graceful and very wise, and I like that idea. Good job.

Reviewed by: sulriel -- Score: 3

Elana, thank you for this heartbreaking glimpse of Elrond and Celebrian's good-byes. I know it must have been hard for both of them. She could not have wanted to leave her lands and her family, especially not knowing when or if she would see them again. But the damage done to her was too great.

Reviewed by: Leaward -- Score: 2

Absolutely delightful. A lovely look at Elrond knowing he has to let Celebrian go. At least there is hope, he will get to see her again.