Ilenal looked at Gandalf, then at Arathorn and sighed. "There is nothing to be forgiven. I shall be there if you need me... Anytime" the elf said finally after a silence and put his hand out for Arathorn to shake it. He smiled for the first time since the mention of Arathorn
"Our posturings, our imagined self-importance,
the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe,
are challenged by this point of pale light.
Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.
In our obscurity – in all this vastness – there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves."
- Carl Sagan