Litsewen: *presents Lio a picture of a deer she drew*
Ecthelion: *takes it* Thank you, sweetie. *looks it over* A deer, hmm.
Litsewen: *nods and points at him*
Ecthelion: You're giving it to me?
Litsewen: *smiles and hugs him*
Ecthelion: *cuddles and kisses her*
Ecthelion: Where's your nana, sweetie?
Litsewen: *makes a motion like playing an instrument*
Ecthelion: Oh, is she? Good, good. *is glad, was a bit worried because he hasn't heard her play much lately*
Litsewen: *nods, whispers* Me too.
Ecthelion: You wanted her to play too?
Ecthelion: Do -you- want to play too?
Litsewen: *grins, can play a little already, nana showed her!*
Ecthelion: *smiles at her* Do you have something to show me, sweetie?
Ecthelion: No? Okay.
Litsewen: *pokes his nose and then wiggles her fingers like a flute*
Ecthelion: You want ME to play?
Litsewen: *nods with a big smile*
Ecthelion: *grins* Okay, let's go. *puts her drawing aside and carries her into the music room*
Litsewen: *clings close to ada as he carries her*
Maglor: *is in the music room, strumming a lute and humming*
Ecthelion: *walks in with Lit* Hi baby.
Maglor: Hey. *pauses in her playing, pushing her hair off her face* I didn't realise you were home already.
Ecthelion: I just got in a little while ago. Lit wants me to play.
Maglor: Oh, me too. *smiles* You haven't played in a while.
Litsewen: *reaches her hands towards nana, wanting to play with her again*
Ecthelion: *gives Lit to Maglor and retrieves his flute; a little ruefully* No, I haven't.
Maglor: *sets aside the lute to settle Lit in her lap then holds the instrument in front of the both of them* We haven't done a lot. *kisses Lit's ear* You want to play again, like this morning?
Litsewen: *looks up to nana and nods*
Ecthelion: *smiles at them* Me first, or you two?
Litsewen: *considers, points at ada*
Ecthelion: *nods* Okay. *starts playing, a happy song for Lit*
Litsewen: *rests against nana as she listens, smiling happily*
Maglor: *gently pets Lit's hair* Isn't ada good?
Ecthelion: *continues playing, moving into a longer song, a little more somber*
Litsewen: *nods and listens carefully*
Ecthelion: *watches them both as he plays*
Maglor: *catches his eye and blows a kiss to him over Lit's head*
Litsewen: *looks at ada's hands as he plays then to nana, and back again, wonders if she'll be as good someday*
Ecthelion: *finishes the song and puts down the flute*
Litsewen: *claps for ada*
Maglor: *chuckles softly* I love how you play your flute, darling.
Ecthelion: *grins at them both* Thank, ladies.
Maglor: We should show ada what you were practicing this morning, Lit. I think he'd like that.
Ecthelion: *nods as well* Oh, I would!
Maglor: *smiles and holds the lute carefully so she can play the frets so Lit just has to strum*
Litsewen: *moves her hands to make the strings vibrate the way nana showed her*
Ecthelion: *listens and watches, smiling*
Maglor: *while continuing to fingers the notes for Lit* She's still too small for proper playing. But I'm almost done her harpsichord, so she will be able to start learning songs on that until her hands are large enough.
Ecthelion: And maybe I can make a small flute...
Maglor: I considered that, too. *kisses Lit's ear again* Enough for now, princess?
Litsewen: *nods folding her hands in her lap*
Ecthelion: That was lovely, sweetie.
Maglor: Such a good little thing. So talented.
Ecthelion: She's going to be very good!
Litsewen: *shrugs and rests her face against nana's shoulder*
Maglor: She will be good at everything she wants to be good at, I feel.
Ecthelion: *nods and smiles at Lit* I think so.
Litsewen: *kisses nana's neck and then reaches out for ada again*
Ecthelion: *takes her into his arms* Let's listen to nana play now.
Maglor: Oh, I see how this is. *sets aside the lute, and moves to her harp*
Litsewen: *smiles and nuzzles against ada's neck*
Ecthelion: *grins and cuddles*
Maglor: *starts into a short ballad about the silmarils*
Ecthelion: *enjoys listening*
Litsewen: *snuggles ada as she listens, eyes starting to droop*
Maglor: *notices, decides to switch to a lullaby once she finishes her first song*
Ecthelion: *rocks Lit gently*
Litsewen: *fighting sleep, but her head falls against ada's chest*
Maglor: *slowly stops playing and gives Lio a look*
Ecthelion: *smiles at her*
Maglor: *softly* Bedtime.
Ecthelion: *looks down at Lit* Yes, I think so.
Litsewen: *nods, almost waking, but falls back asleep*
Maglor: Put her down, then come back here.
Ecthelion: *grins and stands with Lit* Yes ma'am. *heads off to bed with her*
Litsewen: *sleepily hugs on to ada as he carries her*
Ecthelion: *puts her in her pajamas and puts her to bed, then comes back to the music room*
Maglor: *still at her harp, playing softly as she waits*
Ecthelion: *sits opposite her and smiles* She's sleeping.
Maglor: She's had a busy day. *reaches for his hand, pulling him next to her*
Ecthelion: *sits with her* What did you do today?
Maglor: History lessons. And some arithmetic. *slips into his lap* Music also, obviously.
Ecthelion: That does sound like a lot, yes. *kisses her*
Maglor: *returns the kiss, nipping at his lip* She has such a hunger for knowledge.
Ecthelion: She's going to be brilliant, our girl.
Maglor: With my brain and yours? No question. *strokes his cheek*
Ecthelion: *smiles up at her*
Maglor: She reminds me of Curu at her age, a bit. Always questioning. *seems a bit distant as she says this*
Ecthelion: *thoughtfully* Was Curu not fond of talking?
Maglor: Hmmn, no, he wasn't like her in that way.
Ecthelion: Were any of your siblings like that?
Maglor: *shakes her head* No.
Ecthelion: Hmm. Just wondering where she got it from.
Maglor: Does it matter? She's perfectly well and happy.
Ecthelion: *looks surprised* No need to get defensive. I was just musing on it.
Maglor: Sorry. *sighs* It worries me, too, though she seems fine.
Ecthelion: *shakes his head* I just wonder if things might be difficult for her as she gets older, if it continues. But I'm not really worried, because as you say, she seems fine.
Maglor: Maybe it's a phase, she'll outgrow it?
Ecthelion: *nods* Could be.
Maglor: Or maybe she knows something we don't? *shrugs and leans against him*
Ecthelion: *smiles* That it's better to be silent?
Maglor: It does seem that way, sometimes.
Ecthelion: Well, we could give it a try, if you'd like.
Maglor: But I enjoy the sounds you make... *gently kisses his neck*
Ecthelion: *grins* Eru knows I enjoy the sounds you make.
Maglor: *runs her hands over his chest* Not in the music room.
Ecthelion: *laughs* What? You make beautiful sounds in here.
Maglor: True. But not those types of sounds.
Ecthelion: Well, you can make those sounds elsewhere?
Maglor: Happily. Especially if you're willing to sleep in and cuddle in the morning.
Ecthelion: With pleasure.
Maglor: Our bed is large and soft... and the door locks, so there won't be any unexpected interruptions. *strokes his lips with her thumb* Make me sing.
Ecthelion: *grins and scoops her up* It'll be a duet. *carries her off to bed*