The Princes of the Noldor: 6. Ambarussa

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6. Ambarussa

It comes for us again, Ambarussa, just as it did before, stealing me from the deep wood, where only the loneliness of your company disturbs the quiet. Do you blame me for it? That I cannot resist, though you suffered for it?

Had we to do it again, we would not be as two halves of a whole, but would have perished as one.

It drives me whether I will it or no, this sleeping dragon, but 'twas not I who awakened it. Indeed, we thought little of the Oath, you and I, in the fastness of Ossiriand, but our brother could not let it be. We are fools, all of us, we sons of Fëanor no more so than this lady who places a bauble before peace. What beguilement have these jewels! We are all driven to madness for them. But you know that, Ambarussa. You turned from them when I did not. One moment we separated, we who could not tell your right hand from mine.

They come for us now - do you hear the beat of their hooves? In mask of red and cloak of black, they fly with the banner of our House streaming behind them, that Star that sends Elves into hiding from terror until they pass. They do Morgoth's work this night, and I have no will but to answer their call.

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: erunyauve

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: 1st Age

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 03/29/08

Original Post: 02/26/07

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