hhimring (hhimring) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Signs of Autumn - Colours: Defeat, by Himring

Title: Defeat
Author: Himring
Characters: Annael (Grey Elf) & Tuor, his foster son (Edain)
Rating: PG13
Warnings: references to PTSD and canonical suicide
Book/Source: Silmarillion
Disclaimer: All Tolkien’s—just filling in a gap or two.
A/N: Another drabble in the sequence about Annael, Grey Elf of Hithlum, who took part in the Battle of Unnumbered Tears

‘I remember the colours,’ said Annael, ‘Fingon’s blue and silver shining above our heads, at sunrise, and the other banners flying beside them, of elves and men. And by nightfall all were fallen, all trodden in the mire.

Do not think I made no attempt to stay your mother’s flight, Tuor. I spoke, but spoke in vain; my words could gain no traction, for Rian could see too clearly that, although alone of my company I had escaped and returned to Mithrim—outwardly unscathed, almost—my mind was wounded. I had left part of myself on the battlefield that day.’
Tags: author: himring, character: elves, character: other canon character, character: tuor
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