Title: Tangled Threads
Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing: Gilraen, OCs
Book/Source: LOTR book-verse
Disclaimer - These characters all belong to the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. This story was written for pleasure and not for financial gain.
At first they had beheld her in bewilderment. “Why do you need to spin?” they asked “Are there not materials enough in Imladris to clothe you and Estel?”
Gilraen nodded sadly. These kindly Elves would never understand that only by concentrating on the spindle in her hand could she quiet the endless fears that would otherwise torment her every waking hour. Fears that her child could never be safe,
Sometimes Gilraen feared she would go mad. Instead, she spun, creating a web of inner security. Her thread would never be Elven fine, but by spinning it, Gilraen could smile serenely.