Renyarwen lay in a shaft of sunlight in one of the gardens of Rivendell. She was stretched out on a patch of grass, idly making flowers grow out of the ground and then bloom.
"Lady Renyarwen." FIgwit called as he rushed towards her. "Your father bids that you come straight away." Renyarwen rose gracefully from the ground.
"What is it that he wishes?" She asked in her melodic voice.
"The parties from Mirkwood and Lothlorien will be arriving shortly, he wishes you to be there."
"Very well." She said smiling, they left the gardens and moved towards the entrance of Rivendell where ELrond was standing in wait with Celebrian, Elladan, Elrohir and Arwen by his side. A group of elves were also gather, watching on with interest. Renyarwen took her place beside Elrond. The murmuring in the crowd subsided as two groups of elves rode through the gates. They all dismounted their horses and moved towards Elrond. Elrond moved down the steps towards the LAdy Galadriel and Lord Celeborn.
"Too long has it been since we last met." Galadriel said. "I look forward to sharing in the festivities." SHe embraced Celebrian and moved aside with the rest of the Lorien party.
"Glad that we could come Elrond." Thranduil said as he shook Elrond's hand. Though they were all there to celebrate Elrond's birthday none could keep their eyes from Renyarwen. None of the Mirkwood elves had seen her before and of the Lorien elves present only Galadriel, Celeborn and Haldir had met her. The groups began disassembeling and Renyarwen became very aware of a blonde elf who was with the party from Mirkwood.
"WHo is he." Renyarwen asked Elladan who had been watching her with interest.
"That is Prince Legolas, son of Thranduil." Elladan answered smirking. "Surely it is not he who will be taming your wild heart."
"That is not your concern." Renyarwen answered curtly. Elladan feigned hurt.
"I think that it is long overdue that you showed interest in another elf." Elladan stopped as Celeborn approached them.
"Lord Celeborn." REnyarwen said warmly as they greeted each other in the elvish way. "Long has it been since we last spoke."
"Indeed." Celeborn agreed. "Have you found happiness here at Rivendell?"
"I am happy here, yet I do not think I shall ever be truly happy until I find out where I have come from. For more than two thousand years have I walked this earth and I have no memory save that day that you found me."
"Renyarwen, I would very much like to give you the answers which you seek, but I cannot." He threw a look to Galadriel and Elrond that did not go unmissed by Renyarwen. "None here can tell you how you came to be."
"I know. It's very silly of me really. . ." Renyarwen stopped as she once again caught the sight of Legolas' form. Celeborn smiled.
"Thranduil's son is a very fine elf, I have heard many good things about him." Renyarwen smiled and her cheeks turned a slight shade of red. Celeborn and Renyarwen contiuned talking for a time, they talked of the times Renyarwen had spent in Lorien.
"Renyarwen." She turned to Elrond. "I would like to introduce you to King Thranduil and Prince Legolas." Instantly Renyarwen and Legolas' eyes locked, time stood still and it was as though they could see into each others souls.
"I'm very glad to meet you both." She said not taking her eyes off Legolas. Celeborn and Elrond shared a look and the two elf lords and the elf king moved away.
"Lady Renyarwen, you are so beautiful, never before have I looked upon a maiden as beautiful." Renyarwen smiled.
"You are very kind to say so." Legolas smiled and they became lost in each others eyes. Figwit approached them and cleared his throat very loudly.
"The feast is about to begin."
"Thankyou Figwit." Renyarwen said as they all moved inside to the great dinning hall. Renyarwen took her place between Elrohir and Haldir, Legolas sat directly across from her.
"It is very good to see you again Renyarwen." Haldir said. Renyarwen was watching Legolas and had barely heard a word Haldir had said.
"Hmmmm, oh, why yes, it is good to see you again Haldir. Have you been well?"
"Very." Haldir answered a little troubled by Renyarwen's distracted attitude. "Does something trouble you?"
"Oh no, not at all Haldir. Forgive me, you must think me terrible."
"There is no need to apologise, I could never think you terrible." He said. Legolas began speaking with Elladan, Renyarwen turned her attention to Haldir. "Are you liking here at Rivendell?"
"Very much so. Elladan and Elrohir have become brothers to me and Elrond like Celeborn has taken me in as his daughter. Celebrian has loved me like a daughter." Renyarwen answered smiling fondly.
"Would you consider returning to Lorien?" He asked.
"I think that I should remain here for a time, even though I miss Lorien greatly." Haldir smiled.
"Then you should return for a time if only to visit." Renyarwen looked back to Legolas.
"I think that I should like to visit Mirkwood first." Haldir followed her gaze and saw who it was that had held Renyarwen's attention.
"Perhaps it is better that you go there then." He said dejectedly.
"Haldir, have I said something to offend you?" Renyarwen asked confused. She had loved Haldir but no more then the love you give to a friend.
"It matters not." He said. Renyarwen searched his mind. A small 'o' formed on her perfect ruby lips.
"Haldir, I did not know. How horrible I feel. Please forgive me."
"I have been foolish, it is no fault of yours."
"YOu have not been foolish."
"Yes I have. It was stupid of me to think that someone like you could ever fall in love with me." He turned away from her.
"Please Haldir, you are my closest friend, I do not want to be the one that hurts you so. I believe that you will find happiness, I am sorry that it cannot be with me." Renyarwen knew not what to say or do.
"It is fine." Haldir said. He would not look at her. She turned to Elrohir.
"Elladan got over it." Renyarwen looked to the floor. Elladan had loved her too, yet she had not loved him. It was very hard for her to break so many hearts. She wished that it wouldn't happen, it was her beauty that cursed her so. The feast ended and the elves began moving away Renyarwen and Legolas instantly moved towards each other.
"Legolas, will you walk with me?" Renyarwen asked.
"CErtainly, nothing would give me more pleasure." He took her arm and they began walking through the gardens of Rivendell. "Something troubles you my lady."
"Yes, it grieves me that I have delivered heart breaking news to Haldir." Renyarwen said sadly. "I have told Haldir that I do not love him."
"That would break any elf's heart." Legolas agreed.
"I know." Renyarwen said frustratedly.
"IS there anyone that you do love?" Legolas asked bodly. Renyarwen blushed.
"Yes there is." She said quietly. They looked into each other's eyes. Renyarwen suddenly felt Legolas' presence within her mind, her eyes widened in shock, as did his.
"This has never happened to me before." Legolas said shakily.
"It is a sign." said Renyarwen. Legolas took her hands in his. "I would rather spend all eternity with you, than wonder all the ages of this world alone."
"I cannot bare to be separated from you ever again."
"Then let us never be separated." REnyarwen said as their lips drew ever closer to each other. They kissed passionately.