Characters: Maeglin, Rog
Warnings: Mild angst (rating is for allusions only)
Book/Source: Silmarillion, Children of Hurin, History of Middle-earth
Disclaimer: Maeglin and Rog are Tolkien's characters. Anguirel and Anglachel are Tolkien's swords. Rog is not as wise as Melian, but would know much about swords, I suspect.
‘Let me see that sword of yours, young Maeglin,’ said Rog.
Anguirel, his father’s sword that Maeglin had stolen almost on impulse, noticing only later how the theft conflicted with his claim that he had outgrown Eol’s teaching. Had he intended to buy Turgon’s favour with it?
Maeglin reluctantly handed it over. Rog studied it carefully, sifting through his impressions.
‘Truly excellent metalwork,’ he commented, ‘and the material is remarkable! But…’
‘But it’s not Noldorin?’ Maeglin asked, defensively.
‘I have seen Sindarin smith-work,’ said Rog mildly. ‘Something about this troubles me, and it’s not that.’
Maeglin shrugged, sheathing the sword.
A/N: This is written as a mirror scene to Melian's warning Beleg against Anglachel and Beleg ignoring the warning. It has been suggested Rog may not even be Noldo, because of his name. At any rate, I think he is less likely to be anti-Sindarin than almost any other lord of Gondolin.
I'm going backwards, rather than forwards. I haven't got an idea for White Water yet.