Happy Birthday, Meryth and Talban!
They're twenty-six today, meaning that they're in late adolescence in part-Elf years. Tal has supposedly threatened to punch Meryth hard twenty-six times. Ouchie ...
Yes, for those who are somewhat new to the bizarre realm of Dawn Felagund, Meryth and Talban are "imaginary." They're muses. They're two of the major characters in my original fantasy universe. For Meryth's birthday last year, I allowed him to get his LJ, which he only writes in occasionally since I rarely have time for it. He uses the excuse that his life is boring and that "his diary is going nowhere."
So happy birthday, Mer and Tal! Maybe I'll eventually get to the point in your story where you're actually born. Heh heh.