The Ides of March: 3. Equals

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3. Equals

Author's Notes: Write a story or poem or create artwork that illustrates this quotation: "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain." Friedrich Schiller

Equals

He is the shadow in the corner. Though the others ignore his presence, I am drawn to it again and again.

What is he, an untitled Silvan, that he should claim her affections? I am the son of the Mariner, who bears the Silmaril on his brow. I am the Voice of the High King. I wielded a sword centuries before he cast aside poppets and playthings for the blade he now carries.

His eyes, glazed from long standing, flicker suddenly towards the door. Celebrían enters, achingly resplendent in green and white silk, on her father's arm. In the wake of her passing, our eyes meet. He inclines his head. The gesture, as if to concede my point, extinguishes my spite.

Wryly, I return his acknowledgment.

In our suffering, at least, we are equals.

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: Marchwriter

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: 2nd Age - Rings

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/12/12

Original Post: 06/07/11

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