hhimring (hhimring) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Fellowship Challenge - Friend: An Older Relative, by Himring

Title: A Short History of the Easterlings: An Older Relative
Author: Himring
Characters: Maedhros, son of Feanor;  Borgun, Bor's aunt (OFC)
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Book/Source:  The Silmarillion
Disclaimer: I don't own anything in the Legendarium and stand to gain nothing worth mentioning.
A/N:  Maedhros continues to write about his experiences with his new-found allies.

‘I had a friend who died of old age,’ I told her.
‘Ho!’ She laughed so hard her belly shook. ‘Just one?’
Her braids gleamed white and her face was wrinkled, like ripples on the seabed.
But when I told her more about Amlach of the second House of the Edain, who died two score of years before the Dagor Bragollach, she looked quite thoughtful and said: ‘That would be quite something, to be remembered as a friend by an elf, generations after you are dead.’
I remember all my friends, Borgun. Too few of them died of old age.

A/N: The original plot bunny which made me decide to try and write the sequence for these prompts--so I had it ready when the expected prompt came!
Amlach is canonical and is the subject of my story "An Intense Dislike of Elves".
There is no particular reason why, so far, my invented names for Easterling women seem to end in "-un".

Tags: author: himring, challenge: fellowship: friend, character: maedhros, character: ofc
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