What a great vignette - there are too few stories about Anarion, who seems to have been Isildur's quieter brother. I love the air of realism, and the sailor superstitions. Anarion's wry remark about collecting seeds is just perfect; and I love it that he brought more elanor seeds to Middle-earth.
I loved this story. It inspired one of mine.
I like your creation of a historical root for the elanor.
Author's Response: Dear Ria, I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and huzzah! It inspired another story? Excellent! Thank you for reviewing - happy reading and writing!rnrnDwim
This is lovely - very old and Numenorean, with a feel for the traditions of that lost, sea-claimed island, and a wonderful twist with Anarion's bringing the elanor to Middle-earth (as his brother brings the White Tree).
Author's Response: Hello Raksha! I'm glad you liked it, although with respect to the claim that wonderful twist with Anarion's bringing the elanor to Middle-earth (as his brother brings the White Tree), while I definitely wanted the comparison with Isildur, it wasn't my intention to suggest Anarion brought the elanor flower to M-e first of all. It's an import plant, so it can play the role of the ship-seed properly. One needs a seed from one's home mooring for the promise of a safe return. Thanks for your comments, Dwim