The Fallen: 3. Betrothal - I

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3. Betrothal - I

"But... we are cousins! Cousins do not marry in Númenor! It´s forbidden by a law that was passed a very long time ago, have you never heard of..."

"And who passed that law?"

Interrupted in her tirade, Zimraphel stammered dazedly.

"E-Elros, of course. With all the rest."

"Well, then! He was loved and respected, and that was why people revered his laws! If someone else was also loved and respected, wouldn´t he be heard as well if he decided to pass a new one?

"But... but he was Elros!"

"So? "He shook his head dismissively, but his eyes were glowing with a fierce light. "I will be greater than him one day."

Zimraphel looked at him, incredulous. For a split second she saw blood and a great, dark wave crashing over their heads, and something within her shivered in terror.

Something within her shook with blind, fiery pride.


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: Maeve Riannon

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Akallabêth/Last Alliance

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/09/07

Original Post: 01/27/07

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