I am finally getting a chance to read this looker, yes indeed.
Except a few consecutive reviews from me as I'll just them as I go. You have the characters' voices and temperaments down very well of course, and your narration is both poetic and neutral, I like that.
I also find your idea on the Kimhari/Auron chest thump very touching, considering Auron's sending, of course. It's those little details that crunch the heart. :)