-I shall stand by your side, even when your pride crumbles into the sea, when the waves will have smoothed all your hopes. The Ravens shall crowd the sky and bring a night of dark feathers above anyone who shall hurt you. Once again we stand together, as we always have, and always will.-

Maedhros and Fingon
(Aka I like tragic ships)

Canticle of the Haunted

Chapter 7: Amber and Glass

Art by the fabulously wonderful Tosquinha! <<< go love her ❤️  ❤️  ❤️

Pairing: Galadriel/Celeborn
Fandom: Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Genre: Action-adventure, Romance, Political thriller
Total Words: 76,374 so far…
Rating: M - sex, violence, language

Summary: The world has changed in the wake of Doriath’s fall and various contenders strive to fill the power vacuum left behind. Celeborn and Galadriel must contend with the looming threat of war even as factionalism amongst the Sindar and resentment for the elves of Doriath amongst the Avari and Green Elves threatens to shatter the delicate ties binding Beleriand’s survivors together. Meanwhile, they privately struggle to cope with the painful effects of Doriath’s fall and with the fear that their still-new marriage will splinter beneath the pressure of the growing animosity between their peoples.

Sequel to: In Cavern’s Shade

Chapter 1: X
Chapter 7:  X

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Thinking about how the collective Noldor view their kings and talk about them in a casual setting is a real treat.

Finwe: Had an “easy” job, loved by most. Made some questionable decisions but did the best he could.

Feanor: …Okay so this king was driven by passion and emotions and did some really shitty things, arguably the worst. Should have stayed in his laboratory and as far away from politics as possible.

Maedhros: King in absence, tried his best to do well and instead suffered for it. His best decision was taking his entire family out of the succession. Literally lost a hand.

**Maglor: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Nothing of importance occurred with him under his leadership. Was he good, was he bad? We just don’t know. We argue if he was ever even a king at all.

Fingolfin: Our brilliant shining beacon of hope. He made all of us believe we might be able to win against Morgoth and helped heal much of the animosity between his followers and the people of Feanor. We still mourn his heroic death, and absurd decision to battle Morgoth one on one.

Fingon: Horrible. Failed to learn that battling Morgoth is a waste of time and continued it anyway, killing thousands. But since he was so valiant we cannot hate him for it. His death is as legendary as his ‘friendship’ with Maedhros. Tragic.

Turgon: Well… he had high hopes and did lead a more or less peaceful city for as long as he could, if it were not for his arrogance and failure to listen to sound advice!

Gil Galad: We’re not entirely sure if he was actually supposed to be next in line, or who precisely his father was, but we have it recorded that he MAY have been Fingon’s son. Well anyway… most successful king we had in Middle Earth. Flawless. Our last king. Kept us out of trouble for the most part. Sauron hated him, a lot.
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Relationships: Celebrimbor/Annatar
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, implicit dubcon

“My Tyelperinquar,” he says, voice lingering on your name, rich and musical and satisfied. “Isn’t this better, my sweet?”

“Better?” you ask, smiling.

I have a half-finished ficlet about the secret never-before-uncovered Middle Earth origins of the story “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”

featuring 3 different versions of the story from 3 different nonexistent historical eras and a long tangent on that late-4th-age hyper-masculine revolution during which the gender of Goldilocks was switched because the name was deemed too girly for a man, even if he was an elf, though elves don’t exist anymore, in fact they probably never existed, except for all those records in old books, some of which got burnt because they might give people strange ideas

am I doing this right

When Eärendil arrives in Valinor, he severs the marital bond between he and his wife.

He waited until the right moment, until for the most part, the two were safe and out of harm’s way. For when he finally set foot in Aman, he confessed that he could not continue on with her. For a point, Eärendil did understand why she kept the Silmaril, but for the sake of his son’s and their people, believed it was foolish.

When he discovers that she did in fact have a chance to return it to its owners, in order to avoid violence, but she refused, he grows enraged. He can only imagine how many could have been spared if only she gave it back when she was asked peacefully.

Eärendil does not hate her, but no longer does he wish to stay with her. The realization that she forsook her kingdom and her own sons for a jewel sickens him to no end, and he feels extremely uncomfortable being in union with someone who prioritized the Silmaril over the lives of many.

So, staying her friend, he releases their bond. He is bitter towards her, but wishes the best. He also apologizes to her for abandoning she and her sons and forsaking them, and both agree that perhaps splitting would be for the best.

ocasodelanoche replied to your post “Eöl was made to breed with orcs during his captivity in Angband….”

I don’t think it’s also possible for an elf to sire kids left and right but I like this twisted idea. I’m a bad girl.

@verymaedhros pointed out the same thing, and I can understand that.

But I like to think that Morgoth’s power went beyond traditional elven standards. If his corruption could change them into orcs, I think forcing them to sire children or even have children would be quite simple for him.

Morgoth’s magic is just vile, and can do vile things. So I think it’s plausible that he could force elves to have/sire children against their will.