Aug 17, 2019 8:45 PM
boots, rumil, and epic land in competent!valarda
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"I'd like to know more details first."

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And so she can get an account of everything he knows, which isn't much. Picked up in the desert, quiet and nervous, accepted a ride here, the chip problem, their brief conversation...

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"How bizarre. I'd like to see them."

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He knocks on the door of his guest room. "There's someone here to meet you!"

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I didn't even fall asleep yet -

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"Can it wait until morning?"

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"I think it's urgent," he says uncertainly, and opens the door wider. 

 

There are definitely a Bella and a Rúmil. They are both Elves and they are married.

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Blink.

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"Huh."

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"Uh. Hello."

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"Hello. ...Oh, he doesn't look like Curufinwë, he looks like Fëanáro. The question is why."

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"It's a long story and we'd really much sooner explain once we've slept."

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"You don't really look tired," she points out.

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"This has all been a bit overwhelming."

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"Perhaps you could give me the quick version."

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"We aren't from here and that's why whatever you're trying doesn't work. Where we're from it's 1181. I take it it's - not."

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"...no. It is not. It's 1512." She looks at Bella. "Why don't you talk?"

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"Um."

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"It wouldn't be a short version if we got into that."

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"I would like you to feel comfortable enough to talk to me and I'm not sure why - well, why any of this but in particular why you're so reluctant to explain - we're not angry that you went around looking like us -"

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"A lot of well-intentioned people have in the past taken actions that nearly got us killed."

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"Are you unusually vulnerable in some way? We certainly aren't going to try to kill you."

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"That is also a reassurance well-intentioned people have given us before doing things that put us at great risk. In particular we don't want to be sent home or prevented from leaving here together."

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"Does sleeping have to do with leaving somehow?"

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"It gives us the option."

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