Short, Occasionally Sweet: 54. Strong Spirits (Feanor, Nerdanel)

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54. Strong Spirits (Feanor, Nerdanel)

I understand metal and fire, light and crystal, but the soft things elude me. The sponge, held in a beloved's hand, sluices the grime from the forge off my chest. I tremble from other than chill, heat erupting under tender ministrations; gentle fingers run the towel over the curves of my body. What is this unbounded, inexhaustible power that she has? We have sons – tall, proud sons – and still the copper strands of her hair weave their net around my heart and her soft eyes plead. I know that look. Another child? I am lost in her softness, and agree.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Gwynnyd

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/08/09

Original Post: 11/16/04

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