When we arrived home, I planted the sunflower before my window in the Pantry Smial. A long sad day it was. And I do miss Elanorelle terribly. But it's hard to stay sad for long with this smial full of good spirits. What with Uncle Sennie's stories of adventure, Tiger's gaming spirit, my little phone friends, Arathorn and Tobey in the flet next door, and with Folly and Melba traveling back and forth to tell us what's cooking at Great Smials, let alone what's cooking here, there's little time to stay down in the dumps, is there?
And even at night, since I've taken to having a cup of tea from the set a'maelamin gave me before I go to bed, there is comfort in dreams . . . so real they seem sometimes, it's as if Iorhael were really here. If only it were so. Ah well. Still, it's good to be home.
*takes out tea service and makes tea*