Author: Erulisse (one L)
Warnings: Implied character death
Book/Source: The Silmarillion
Summary: Morgoth expected the second battle in Beleriand to also be the final battle of Arda. It did not turn out that way because the Valar did not show up to fight. A response to the prompt “raised eyebrow”.
Disclaimer: Tolkien built the sand box; I only play with the bucket and shovel that he left for me. No money, profit or non, is made from the publication of this story.
Setting the Stage – The Dagor-nuin—Giliath
Morgoth fled to Angband over the Helcaraxë, the Silmarils clutched in his hand, hidden by the darkness of Ungoliant. Expecting the wrath of the Valar to fall upon him, he raised the fortress of Thangorodrim to help withstand their power, the force of which had almost caused the breaking of Arda during their previous battles.
Looking outwards at Fëanáro’s forces he laughed. The Valar were nowhere to be seen and these puny First Born would be easy to slay. Raising his eyebrow, he looked at his commander, Gothmog. “Spare no quarter,” he ordered. “Gift me with Fëanáro’s death this day.”