Whew. Goodbye, natural disasters. I'm already finished with the first two prompts of the current challenge, but will post them over the next couple days so as not to inundate the comm.
Title: For a Glad World
Characters/Pairing: Melkor, Nienna, Estë, Sauron, Elves
Warnings: Implied images of mutilation.
Book/Source: The Silmarillion
Disclaimer: Characters belong to Tolkien. No profit reaped by myself, aside from a wealth of intellectual giddiness.
Summary: Of the aftermath of the destruction of Utumno. Answering the prompt “Plague.”
Notes on names:
Eruhíni - Quenya 'Children of Eru,' a.k.a. Elves and Men; Elves in this case
Angainor - the chain used to bind Melkor
Mairon - Sauron's name of old
Prisoners of war curse them. Those searching the ruins for captives swat them. Melkor, hunched under Angainor, sneers, “Behold life in its glory.”
Three Eruhíni are brought up, marred nearly beyond recognition. Nienna and Estë and midges greet them.
Mairon hollers, “They are not for a glad world. Are you merciful? Kill them.” He evades pursuit as ever, near enough to be remembered, too far for any to read despair in his face.