Maeglin's Drabbles and Ficlets: 19. Finarfin's Lament

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19. Finarfin's Lament

They all abandoned me.  Departed over the Grinding Ice! Though all but one have now returned to Aman, I cannot see them, for Namo does not allow guests in his fearsome Halls. And the one who could still come back alive refuses to! All followed you, brother, though you deserted them bloodyhanded on the shore. Oh, they would all say they followed our other brother, but they would all be lying.

Feänor, the Spirit of Fire, who I will never match. I followed all of the rules. Ingwë's. Eru's. You followed none of them. Yet they all loved you more - even my own children.

The last sentences, are, of course, lifted from "Legends of the Fall."

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: maeglin

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 10/10/14

Original Post: 05/22/09

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