Through Wind and Fire
When it seems that your destiny is before you, and all you ever dreamed for comes true, then does strife choose to make its mark. No pleasurable journey may it be, one that pulls you through circumstances unimaginable, bringing wounds without compare, and experiences worth forgetting.
Yet is it truly all something one must forget? When the meandering passage that is life runs its course, and draws you through wind and fire, then what will you do? When the pain becomes more than you believe you can bear, how will you persevere?
Every story tells of pain and hurt, for there is no perfect life. These things were never more true for Legolas and Thranduil. But always is there a reason for the suffering, always will there be an answer, even if it comes not when we wish it to.
thanks to @Niniak for giving me the prompt to write this story (she's pretty amazing)