A very poignant story! I had fully expected a Gilraen-dies-and-Legolas-goes-to-comfort-Aragorn story, but the added flashbacks to the time when Celebrían left were a wonderful surprise. It was interesting to see those scene cut against one another, to see the different forms of grief and Legolas as the constant presence there. And hey, he's really good at not putting any pressure on Aragorn here: "One by one the kingdoms of Men would fall until all Middle-earth was in thrall to Sauron."
And to end both timelines with the same bit of dialogue from Legolas was a nice way to come "full circle", so to speak.
Thanks so much for reviewing. (And my first-ever review on NAN... wow!)
I love doing the back-and-forth thing with timelines, so I'm really glad you liked it. It must have been quite terrible for Aragorn when his mother died... Other than maybe Halbarad or any friends he had among the Rangers, there would've been nobody who really understood how he felt! And the same for Elladan and Elrohir (and, I suppose, Arwen), because having their choice before them would be something no pureblooded Elf could understand.
Thanks again for the review.