Characters: Maedhros, son of Feanor; Bor, chieftain of an Easterling tribe
Book/Source: The Silmarillion
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A/N: After betrayal in battle, the Elves have begun to distrust all Easterlings. Maedhros attempts to write in defence of his fallen allies but, under the weight of memories, his "History of the Easterlings" fragments.
I came seeking for allies. I had no Long Peace to offer them before I asked them to fight under my banner. When I followed my brother’s call to meet the new arrivals, I was hoping for a second Hurin, perhaps, but they were not like the Edain.
‘Come with me’, I said nevertheless, ‘and I will share goods and lands with you. But I warn you—we will have to fight to keep them.’
Bor gave me a long look. Then he turned his head and spat, accurately, northwards.
‘Show me your enemies. I’ll make them mine,’ he said.
A/N: "northwards", i.e. towards Angband.
The Edain arrived in Beleriand during the Long Siege of Angband, but by the time the Easterlings arrived, it had been broken.