Last moments: 3. Maglor: Of Madness and Suffering

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3. Maglor: Of Madness and Suffering

(I always liked Maglor)

…I wanted to die…

Had I wanted to I could have done so. Die. I could take my own life as I have taken many others. And yet I wondered, to what end? Out of self pity I guess. Out of want to end the misery, the guilt, the endless agony maybe? Leave myself at the mercy of the Valar.
I doubt it would do much good, after all I am a kin slayer. Their punishment would be far worse then any self inflicted pain, any everlasting sorrow. I convinced myself that, the merciful Valar would show me no mercy. And maybe for a few fleeting moments I actually believed myself.
I took pity on my brother, he had willingly faced their punishment by killing himself. He would not judge me for throwing away the accursed light, but my father had not seen to what ends we had to go and would not understand. I could face him, I even could face the Valar, but I would not for doing so would mean taking responsibility. And that I could not. I cried for him, Maedhros, for my all of my brothers, for my father, for every life I had taken, and finally I cried for myself. It must have been quite a sight.


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: Muyany

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 09/25/11

Original Post: 04/29/10

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