Inside the room that Faramir gave to Mira, all she could do was stare out of the balcony wondering what would take place tomorrow morn when she confronts her father in front of Lord Denethor with all the abuse she had received from him during the many years of living under his roof. She heard the knock on the door and knew it was probably one of the servants that Faramir sent to her with night clothes. She opened it to reveal…
“Elladan, why are you here?”
“I wish…I want to speak with you about what you said earlier tonight…talking about darkness and light.” As he entered her room, he closed the door behind him.
Mira walked away from him to the balcony. “All I have is darkness right now. All I see is dark, Elladan. There is no light for me. I have lived all my life in darkness and I doubt that it will ever change!”
Elladan looked at her and knew she needed his love and attention more than ever. “lá hanna quetelë moriëo. Áva enyalë palle hendu sinë cauri. Nán si, lá nát polë tarsa le– Quettarenya laucuva ar caruva senda le. Á lavë ni ná mirimarë. Á lavë arië parca nírilya.
Nán si, aselyë, arelyë…tirien le ar tulien le.”
Mira looked at him as he took hold of her hand in his. “á quetë melilyen ilya cuivëa lú.
eccoita quetelënen lairëo. Á quetë mauralyen aselyë, sí ar oialë. Vanda ni sa ilyë quetel ná anwa. Sa ná ilyë maquéta lëo.”
“Á lavë ná yána, á lavë ná calalya. Nal varna: ú-quen hiruva le. Caurilyar nar vahaia vanwa le…”
“Ilyë merin ná merimarë, Ambar. Lá hanna lómë. Ar oiolë asinyë colien ni. Ar nurtien ni.”
“San á quetë oharyuval asinyë minë melmë, minë cuilë. á lavë ni tulyal eresselyallo. á quetë mauralyen aselyë si, arelyë. Aiyassë lelyal, á lavë ni lelya aselyë- Mira, yana ná ilyë maquétan lëo.”
“á quetë melilyen.”
“á melin – yana ná maqu-éta lëo. aiyassë lelyal á lavë ni lelya aselyë. á melë ni – yana ná maquéta lëo.”
Elladan bent to Mira’s lips and kissed her fully. He pulled her close to his chest as his arms wrap around Mira’s waist pulling her close to him. They kissed under the light of the full moon.
(Elladan to Mira)
No more talk of darkness,
Forget these wide-eyed fears.
I’m here, nothing can harm you –
my words will warm and calm you.
Let me be your freedom,
let daylight dry – your tears.
I’m here, with you, beside you,
to guard you and to guide you . . .
Say you love me every waking moment,
turn my head with talk of summertime . . .
Say you need me with you, now and always . . .
promise me that all you say is true –
that’s all I ask of you . . .
Let me be your shelter, let me be your light.
You’re safe: No-one will find you.
your fears are far behind you . . .
All I want is freedom, a world with
no more night . . .
and you always beside me to hold me
and to hide me . . .
Then say you’ll share with me one love, one lifetime . . .
let me lead you from your solitude . . .
Say you need me with you here, beside you . . .
anywhere you go, let me go too – Mira, that’s all I ask of you . . .
Say you’ll share with me one love, one lifetime . . .
say the word and I will follow you . . .
Share each day with me, each night, each morning . . .
Say you love me . . .
You know I do . . .
Love me – that’s all I ask of you . . .
Anywhere you go let me go too . . .
Love me – that’s all I ask of you.