Estel (No Watch Was Set): 1. Estel (No Watch Was Set)

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1. Estel (No Watch Was Set)

No watch was set.

Such innocence wrung Finrod's heart; though perhaps it was not innocence. Many of them looked worn, and a few were scarred.

Where had they come from? Who could they be?

Who but the rumored Atani, whom some muttered were to supplant them.

Looking down on the small band, huddled beneath their furs about the fire that had drawn him, Finrod spurned that rumor of Morgoth. Were not the Atani also Children of Iluvatar, their siblings in the thought of the One? For though rude, these were fair, unlike Dwarves or Orcs: that woman, nestled beside her mate, a babe between them, the glimmer of dying flame shining in her dark har.

Oh, was this what Oromë had felt, when he heard, in the quiet of the land under stars, many voices singing?


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: Adaneth

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 1st Age

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/16/09

Original Post: 06/16/09

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Estel (No Watch Was Set)

DKP - 16 Jan 10 - 2:17 PM

Ch. 1: Estel (No Watch Was Set)

Oh, lovely!

Was getting ready to (so, so belatedly) review Hand to Hand, but saw this first. What a wonderful reflection on Finrod's part and nicely-drawed comparison to Orome. Friend of Men indeed.


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