Characters/Pairing: Celebrimbor, Feredwen (OC)
Warnings: impending doom
Book/Source: Silm, UT
Disclaimer: Middle-earth is not mine and I make no profit therefrom.
(And that's the end, for now.)
Feredwen brings the scouts’ reports to Celebrimbor and watches him make notes on the maps in his precise handwriting. The earlier notations are clear and careful: what is known about Sauron’s forces and their positions, the state of the fortifications, the routes that Gil-galad’s army might take to reach them. Later, they are scribbled in haste, telling of positions overcome and companies cut off.
When she comes to tell him the archers have been driven back, he draws the pen across the parchment with a single sharp motion, leaving a thick black line through Ost-in-Edhil, and takes up his sword.