The week had passed without any sign of Sophie showing up. TInuviel's mood had dropped further day by day as the general atmosphere of sadness didn't help the case at all. Oddone fussed around her. Tried to cheer her up, get her to eat and drink and was glad that she only refused few meals.
Day after day they returned to the statue and waited for familiar faces that still refused to show up.
"They will come.", Oddone tried once more to assure his friend as they sat closely together.
"You said it yesterday, too.", whispered Tinuviel.
"And I will say it tomorrow as well.", he replied.
New and old faces shew up at the statue. It went on for hours again. The gifts were still plentiful but not as much as during the first week where most people had arrived.
At some point with a defeated sigh Tinuviel was about to rise when a sudden shade made her blink. Another one hushed by. They did not only irritate her.
Tinuviel and Oddone looked up where a feather gently floated through the ai