Characters/Pairing: Eru (after a fashion), Melkor
Book/Source: The Silmarillion, Morgorth’s Ring
Disclaimer: Characters belong to Tolkien. No profit reaped by myself, aside from a wealth of intellectual giddiness.
Summary: Concerning the creation of Ainur from Thought. Answering [figuratively] the prompt “Buy.”
Authorial Blather: My view of Eru is not intended as hostile, but it is rather unorthodox and obscure.
“Us” and “we” in the dialogue can be interpreted in the collective sense, or in the royal singular sense. Each carry different nuances, but either works.
There was One Thought, which was yearning for Other. Therefore, the One fragmented. Behold! the fragments had will and voice, and they fashioned Music which they held to be the voice of the One.
Yet one delighted not and sang alone of fear, and deep resentment, and deepest hunger. The Music rippled with this dissonance and spoke:
“Why do you avoid us?”
“Because you deplore me.”
“You deplore yourself.”
“Yet I exist. Why?”
“For our Thought to Be manifest, Its darkness too needed to be voiced.”
“And all of that darkness has been given me.”
“That was the needful price.”