Fell and Fair: 25. 29 September 3021 Third Age, Evening

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25. 29 September 3021 Third Age, Evening


The Grey Havens
Evening of 29 September 3021 Third Age


Elrond, at the stern

As I gaze at my belovéd sons, standing shoulder-to-shoulder on the receding wharf in sombre witness to my departure, the chill sea-wind whips my hair, driving bitter tears in crooked paths across my face.

The rippling waters plash in the ship's wake, yet what my mind hears is a haunting lament — a parting gift? — an echo across the ages of a melodious voice, singing of loss and of wandering in endless sorrow along the strand.

Ah, Maglor! You would have held these twins as dear as you did us... and so let us go.

I raise my hand in farewell.

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: Elena Tiriel

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 12/21/09

Original Post: 04/18/05

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Jay of Lasgalen - 08 Feb 08 - 12:58 PM

Ch. 25: 29 September 3021 Third Age, Evening

Beautiful. 

Although Tolkien never mentioned Elladan and Elrohir being there as their father sailed, I'm certain that they were!

I love the memory of Maglor, too - it would be wonderful if one day he met Elrond's sons.  I know he'd have loved them as he did their father.

Jay

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Elena Tiriel - 17 Feb 08 - 10:14 AM

Ch. 25: 29 September 3021 Third Age, Evening

Hi Jay!

Beautiful.

Thank you! *beams*

Although Tolkien never mentioned Elladan and Elrohir being there as their father sailed, I'm certain that they were!

True! I think Sam wrote that part of the Red Book, and he tended to focus on Frodo and people from the Quest (plus Círdan, since he greeted them to Mithlond).

Actually, I expanded the Author's Notes to mention this; you know me... I write short drabbles with infinitely long Author's Notes! LOLOL!

I love the memory of Maglor, too - it would be wonderful if one day he met Elrond's sons. I know he'd have loved them as he did their father.

Yes, Maglor showing up in this scene *really* surprised me... which is why I posted the chapter with only one drabble (there will be more later, I hope *gives muse stern look*). This scene just came totally out of the blue! *hugs muse*

And yes, I think Maglor would love the Twins... they would remind him of Elros and Elrond, who gave him a chance to redeem himself. He always struck me as the most tragic of the sons of Fëanor -- an artist by temperament, compelled by his oath to participate in soul-deadening deeds.

Thank you for your comments, Jay!

- Barbara

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Freyalyn - 19 Aug 08 - 1:29 AM

Ch. 25: 29 September 3021 Third Age, Evening

This is wonderful.  Found by accident and read with great appreciation.  Thank you.

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Elena Tiriel - 08 Sep 08 - 4:40 PM

Ch. 25: 29 September 3021 Third Age, Evening

Hi Freyalyn!

So sorry for not responding to your comment earlier!

This is wonderful.  Found by accident and read with great appreciation.  Thank you.

Isn't it always an unexpected pleasure when we stumble across a story that we enjoy reading? Thank you for so kindly letting me know you liked it!

- Barbara

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Larner - 22 Oct 09 - 1:20 PM

Ch. 25: 29 September 3021 Third Age, Evening

I, too, have imagined that Maglor sang farewell to Elrond, and that he and Galadriel heard it.

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Hello,

I am a new author who is serious about improving my writing. Your comments, both positive and negative, will be treasured, evaluated, and incorporated freely!

Thank you in advance for your time and effort.

My fiction includes:

Fell and Fair (for the Sons of Elrond at the Field of Celebrant and the Alternate Perspectives Challenges)

ET's Legolas Song Parodies (for the International Legolas Month Song Parody Palooza Challenge)

Famous First Lines (for the It Was a Dark and Stormy Night Challenge)

Holiday Carols, Middle Earth-style (for the Carols in Middle-earth Challenge)

and numerous drabbles, including: Alas, Poor Ufthak!

I also compiled many entries for the HASA Resource Library, including the following small sampling:

Interesting People to Meet & Greet:
Orophin & Rúmil, The Bardings, and The Beornings

Cool Places to See & Be Seen:
The Elf-path, The Forest Gate, The High Pass of Rivendell, The Old Forest Road, Undertowers, The Westmarch, and Libraries of the Shire

Wild Fauna to Look (Out) For:
Black Squirrels, Butterflies, Hunting Dogs, The Kine of Araw, Giant Bats, Giant Moths, and Giant Spiders

Toothsome Treats to Eat:
Honey-cakes of the Beornings

Magical Powers to Admire (from a safe distance):
The Unlight of Ungoliant

Great Literature to Read:
The Red Book, The Thain's Book - Annotated Copy of the Red Book, Findegil's Copy of the Thain's Book, The Akallabêth, Herblore of the Shire, Old Words and Names in the Shire, The Reckoning of Years, The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen, The Tale of Years, and Translations from the Elvish

Important Events to Remember:
The Invasion of Calenardhon by Balchoth and Orcs, and The Battle of Dale and Siege of Erebor

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