Variations on a Theme: 1. Variations

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Variations on a Theme ( Defloration ) Cold Halls of the Underworld He is drunk. The goblet falls to the floor with a small crash. Come here, little pupil. Comes to me, head lolling, in the uninhibited manner of the utterly besotted. ( Pretty thing ) Golden lava eruption precious molten child Wine like blood on pursing mouth My gnarled hand finds you, my soft-lipped slave You have no right to this beauty, ill-gotten gains It is time. Your hour is here! Open alabaster legs to the black and conquering army Gilded thigh Understudy-prodigy, our blood is One Obsidian Tower Son of Men Weak and whimpering I shall show you a Marvel So you may say That for one hour you were alive Worm belly crawler Unfair face cold and sparse Women all displease me Men seek to appease me And you, who are not one nor the other Found your way to my lair Never before, and never again Go, clean yourself, you reek of sin Air and Ice ( the Second Song of Manwe ) Vestal We Just Born of He Children of the One But you come Undone Peace my Brother First to Stir You older but I wiser Sing not the tones so high Down and dark we descend Love in Spirit Far the End Thinking it an ill, you do Allow And I insist Pity Triumphant ( Nienna’s Secret ) Smoky-tasting fire God, I pled for you They thought me mad but my Will was true You swore to me Wisdom to come My mind sings my spirit numb World Wrecking Warrior Relentless Bane Endless Destroyer Mercy has a Price Show me Secret Paradise Corded muscles tense illicit Fury Know ye well I pacified thy Jury Black of you and Grey of me Teach me Your Wild Ecstasy

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: Annatar the Fair

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 11/11/05

Original Post: 04/23/05

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