Vain Songs, The: 5. Love Scenes: IV

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5. Love Scenes: IV

Wet earth.
Ringing metal.

He begins to whisper in his fevered dreams.
‘Whole again, but for five fingers

and those well-spent,
left in an iron band
with the tallest pointing skyward.

Morgoth, beware. Maedhros lives.’

Red anger.
Red pain.
Red sweetness.
One whole again.

Breath fluttering, he sighs,
‘Hair tangled with hair on white pillows.
Such beauty.
Like burning coal in sleep.’

He whispers, as a trembling hand
shakes him awake.

‘You’re doing worse than I am, they tell me,’ he says gruffly,
secretly pleased with the somniloquence.
Eyes wreathed in shadow.
‘I came to see.’

Fingon uncramps and smiles.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Ëarmírë

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: 1st Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 07/14/04

Original Post: 08/02/03

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