A Race, To Be Like Me: 1. A Race, To Be Like Me

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1. A Race, To Be Like Me

In darkness instead of the mingling of the lights, torches cast blood-red shadows on naked swords, chaos of voices rose in shouts and argument: Fëanor's Oath had unleashed a storm.

He was in its very eye, triumphant but composed; recognised as if from afar the glorious excitement, the eager anticipation of his sons...

And revelled in it.

He would prove a worthy heir of his father: as the people had followed Finwë, they would now follow him - away from the Valar's deception and control, towards freedom to take fate into their own hands...

With his sons first to step forth.


- Title (in the translation provided by Wikipedia) and inspiration are taken from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's "Prometheus".
- "At length after long debate Fëanor prevailed, and the greater part of the Noldor there assembled he set aflame with the desire of new things and strange countries. Therefore when Finarfin spoke yet again for heed and delay, a great shout went up: 'Nay, let us be gone!' And straightway Fëanor and his sons began to prepare for the marching forth." (Silm, Of the Flight of the Noldor)

21.09.07 B-drabble for Alassante, who identified herself as a "Fëanorian and Noldork" who liked drama.

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: Imhiriel

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: Time of the Trees

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 08/01/10

Original Post: 09/24/07

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