i like to think the twins’ aunt wasn’t a biological aunt, but actually a human friend of their parents. she was named godmother as a sort of fun formality, since no one assumed a human would outlive two elves, but they were adventurers and sometimes unexpected things happen. so the aunt looked after them, taught them how to cook and how to look out for themselves (bc she was an adventurer once too), and loved them so much. but even if she spent the last 50 years of her life caring for them, that’s still not even close to being ‘of age’ in elf terms. so when their aunt died they were kind of syphoned off onto some of her relatives, though they never liked the twins as much as she did, and the twins never liked them either, and so begins their scrappy life on the road.