Oh, and I want everyone to write a "my" Elf thingy for homework.
Ok, here's mine, but it's more along the lines of,
WHERE THEY ARE NOW
(Spoilers for Rogue's Curse & Searcher and the Sword!)
Breathes the scent of home with a joy too deep even for tears.
Watches Shuna, still amazed -- for even the Now of Wolf Thought can't wipe away the image of her hand offering itself to be shot.
Hears Eyrn's soul name, deep and deeper, for the third and most profound time.
Touches his daughter with hands that have found a new reason to protect, to provide.
Tastes the sweetness of peace in every morsel of his kill.
Thinks he has never been so utterly, so shatteringly happy.
Wakes up one evening and realizes he isn't counting any more.
Wonders why Skywise used to seem so young to him. Feels much, much younger himself.
Sees that that thorn wall wasn't such a good idea after all.
Lies in Leetah's arms in the shadow of the Palace, and decides that soon he will lead a howl. For Rayek.
In a cave one night, shows weakness to Winnowill-- on purpose-- for the first time.
Wakes the next day and realizes that-- for the first time-- he has slept through a night.
Wonders, without daring to hope, what this might mean. . .