aguntoaknifefight (Lilith_Childe)



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    In the AU where Sauron decided not to join Melkor, the Darkening still happens. But events proceed rather differently from there.

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    06 Dec 2022

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    A pause, then Mairon inclines his head, coolly respectful. "You could have found me easily enough, Nacindë of Tirion, had you searched out your son's companions. But perhaps there were others you preferred not to encounter, among the following of Fëanáro."

    "Yes, I know it goes against custom in my husband's family - as perhaps you've discovered - but I prefer not to air all my disagreements with him at high volume in front of our son in the public square."

  2. Public Bookmark 59

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    Annatar returns to Eregion, some ten years after Celebrimbor creates the Three.

    "A century isn't so very long - not for you, and probably still less so for Annatar, who admits that he has a hard time working out how old he actually is in any sort of way you can translate into sensible understanding. But - well, you did miss him.

    You're really very glad to have him back."

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    06 Dec 2022

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    "Annatar - " you say, trying to think past the fear rising up inside you -

    "It will all be alright, Tyelpe," Annatar says, smiling at you again, trying to look - reassuring, now. "I'll fix everything. You won't have to remember this. Nothing will ever have gone wrong at all."

  3. Public Bookmark 60

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    Elrond is gifted with foresight. Elrond has seen how this chapter ends.

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    05 Dec 2022

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    Another hour and the sea will begin reclaiming the pools and hoarding their wealth. Another hour and Maglor will comb the salt and wind from his hair, and then Elrond will ask him for help in doing the same. It isn’t that he needs Maglor anymore for this ritual, but that he relishes it now.

    Their time together, after all, is nearing the end. Soon, it will be mere marginalia as Elrond shoulders the next chapter in his story, and the next.

  4. Public Bookmark 15

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    "The point is that Maglor takes in the twins because Maedhros had been too foolish in that moment to counter his brother with any tenacity. Maglor had seemed cast in a beautiful resolve; amid the wreckage they had wrought, his brother looked almost like he could love being shackled to this bruised and muted life lived with Maedhros."

    Two unreliable narrators in purgatory narrate how they come to find, and then leave, Elrond and Elros.

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    05 Dec 2022

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    “I cannot be all things to you,” Maglor tells him in queasy dreams.

    He wakes up to the figure in the doorway.

    “I am still bleeding,” he promises.

    Climb up or climb down. The story ends the same. They will lose because they cannot not win.

    Maedhros knows this. He just doesn’t tell himself that story right now.

  5. Public Bookmark 19

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    It is not for want of worship that Makalaurë acquiesces. It is not for some base need to supplicate himself before a Vala, no need to drop to his knees singing songs of praise and drenching himself in the waters of the ablution fountain as the Vanyar do.

    He does not sing hymns to the Valar.

    — So Makalaurë, ever his father’s son, warns them.

    “Wonderful,” smiles one of Melkor’s votaries. “He had hoped not.”

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    05 Dec 2022

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    And then Melkor’s gaze settles upon Makalaurë. It catches him with the physicality of a hand; it fetters him in place; it clips any thought of taking flight.

    Something atavistic in Makalaurë whispers danger, but in Valinor, danger is only a thrill. Cliff-diving with Maitimo near Alqualondë; stealing a kiss from his percussionist before Eldarin conventions on the other side of the curtain can admonish him; racing the fearsome stag while drawing back the bow.

    Makalaurë thinks he understands danger.

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