Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Cardinal Virtues: Charity challenge - 'Deed of Kindness II' : Kortirion

Title: Deed of Kindness II.
Author: Kortirion
Character: Master Elrond
Rating: G
Source: Middle-earth
Disclaimer: Tolkien’s broad imaginings... Kortirion’s narrow focus.

Taking in a foundling would seem an act of charity to many. But I confess a further motive; he may yet be the leader I have looked for in each generation of men... and besides... I was a fatherless foundling myself once.

So long ago... yet the image remains as clear as spring-water. My brother and I hid from foul carnage we didn’t understand - that our kindred should attack us... Then he came, dazzlingly bright, enfired with battle-fever, stained with innocent’s gore... he stayed his brother’s hand. My life I owe to Makalaure’s charity – how can I do less?
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