Evenstar and Ithilian - A Single Star of Hope - Part 1
Aragorn watched as they left, turning to Novrion, who had quietly walked up, he said, "Novrion, I must talk to you. This morning, one of the stewards of the palace was found in front of my chambers, dead. He'd been murdered," Aragorn turned to the elf, "This is the second of such murders." Novrion bowed his head slightly, "I am truly sorry to hear of this. What would you have me do?" Aragorn shook his head, "Nothing at the moment, except use your knowledge. I ask you to go and look at the poor man's body. Something about the way he died does not fit." Novrion inclined his head slowly, blonde hair falling over a shoulder, "Other than that he was murdered, what bothers you?" Aragorn stared off in the distance a moment, "It was as though he was killed as a warning. Please, go look at the corpse." Novrion nodded and began to leave, but Aragorn stopped him, "Novrion? Do not say a word of this to Arwen or Eiliandel. Something tells me that they should not know of this." Novrion grmly left to his task, and left Aragorn to worry over something only he knew.
Arwen stared at the tangled mass of plants, flowers and vines that clogged the spare room in Eiliandel's chambers. This would be far more work than she'd thought. Eladrion gave a delighted laugh and grabbed a flower off a vine. Smiling, he offered it to his mother, "Oh that is lovely, Eladrion! Thank you!" Arwen willingly tucked the flower in her hair at Eladrion's insistence, and then laughed as he repeated the gesture with Eiliandel. The women got to work, hauling out as many of the plants they could salvage and then allowing Eladrion to help them pull the rest out. Soon only the walls and ceiling were covered in ivy, but Eiliandel insisted that that be left. She wished her child to have a room much like hers had been in the River Realm where she'd lived. The women then moved in a crib and several elvish toys for the soon to arrive child. With Arwen's help, Eiliandel hung veil-thin curtains over the window and then decided that she needed to call it a day. Leaving Eiliandel sleeping on her bed, Arwen and Eladrion snuck out.