It kind of makes me sad to think that for all of the centuries that Huan was Celegorm’s loyal companion, never once did he speak to him. The affable little puppy that gamboled beside him in his youth, sneezing at the pollen of the long grasses. The hunter who loped beside his master, his ears pricked forward among the rolling hooves and horn blasts to track their prey. The companion that comforted his master throughout his family’s turmoil; Celegorm’s one fixed point amid the chaos of his father’s rebellion, his best friend in the entire world who followed him through the flames, through terror of battle, until their bitter parting.
Three times Huan was permitted to talk, and through all the joys and dangers and friendship of their long journey together never once did Huan tell Celegorm that he loved him. He chose instead to save himself for Lúthien, whom he had only met for scant days, in comparison to the lifetime spent with Celegorm. And we can argue about the rightness or wrongness of that choice all day, but in the end I still find it sad that Celegorm never got to hear that his best friend loved him.
I feel you on it being sad Huan never spoke to Celegorm out loud. I think they had a good relationship in Valinor, and like other people have pointed out, I think they did talk, because Celegorm could communicate with birds and animals. But yeah, it’s a fair argument that he should have talked out loud.
I just have a thing to say about your tags though. And it’s not really positive about Celegorm, I waited until Celegorm day was over to post it, but if you don’t want to read it then please don’t click.
No you make a fair point, and perhaps I tagged a tad hastily, and not quite using the best words. Let me try to explain my reasoning. So as not to spam dashes, under the cut.