My Dearest Kendrah,
I am so pleased Leggs is beginning to accept his role in our Primary World. The King has high hopes that with continued open communication and support of his friends, Leggs will continue to get a grip on our Reality.
And now for my bad news. We just received a formal invitation from Gladders inviting us to spend a week in Lothlorien to celebrate some obscure Elven autumn festival. Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't the Elves frown on leaves turning gold and brown and falling from the trees?! Not that leaves in Lothlorien EVER fall, not when the freaky Elf-Witch secretly uses her Ring of Power to keep time standing almost still in her domain!
Of course we have to go, but I can't imagine it's going to be pleasant. I knew I was in trouble when the invitation came addressed to "Elessar and Guest"! Honestly, she's not very subtle! And the King is insisting we have to wear our royal colors the whole time, so it's black and silver for me for a week. Not that I mind the black, it is slimming after all, but we'll look pretty boring and severe next to all that flouncy white silk they tend to wear. The King says that by wearing coordinating outfits, we'll make a statement of solidarity and commitment to each other and to the Realm, but it feels a little Grr-animal to me. I supposes he's right. I will choose to look on it as a confirmation of my status rather than some weird possessiveness on his part. In any case, I'm getting a brand new wardrobe out of the deal.
The worst part will be sitting around doing needle work and listening to laments with Gladders and the girls while the boys go off hunting, apple-picking and whatever else they do at theses things. I will must make a vow to be polite, demure and sweet-as-pie. (I also plan to bring a bottle of good scotch in hopes that Celeborn and I can escape the protocol and drink away our sorrows!)
At least Elladon and Elrohir plan to attend as well and they are always fun. I hope they like scotch too! I need to get back work and start organizing my marketing plan. I hope to talk with you soon!
Your Affectionate Friend,