hhimring (hhimring) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Celebrate - Marriage or Alliance: The Visitor

Title: The Visitor
Author: Himring
Characters/Pairing: Brandir the Lame, healer and Warden of Brethil; his elder cousin Hunleth, his younger cousin Hunthor.
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Book/Source: Children of Hurin, Silmarillion
Disclaimer: Tolkien gave Brandir an extended family. Himring engaged them in conversation.
A/N: Turin, son of Hurin, has arrived in Brethil. Brandir has reluctantly taken him in. His cousins discuss the arrival with him.

‘Elven manners or not, if indeed the Mormegil is Turin, you are kin,’ said Hunleth. ‘And not as distantly as all that! Your grandmother was his great-aunt and your great-aunt his grandmother. That was a celebrated weddingthat feast when your grandfathers married each other’s sisters!  But that is not all, Brandir, for you are also kin on your mothers’ side! Both of you are descended from Bregor of Ladros.’
‘He does not acknowledge name or kinship,’ said Hunthor.
‘He seeks to escape the name,’ said Brandir.
‘Guest or kin, I find him somewhat lacking in true courtesy,’ observed Hunleth.

A/N: Brandir, Hunleth and Hunthor all descend from Halmir, Warden of Brethil, Brandir's great-grandfather. Hunleth is of the same generation as Brandir's parents (we don't know anything about her except her parentage, but she is canonical--or at least I didn't invent her). If all this genealogy confuses you (it does me), there are helpful family trees on Tolkien Gateway.
Tags: author: himring, challenge: celebrate: marriage, character: men, character: other canon character
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