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22 March 2009 @ 07:37 pm
B2MeM Prompts 7 and 16: Tree Speaks and Adventure  
Ficlet, Maglor, Maedhros, Elrond, Elros. G



I giggled and pressed myself further into the hollow tree. Maglor would never find me here. The dead wood groaned around me in the slight breeze, but I wasn’t worried. The trees had told me I would be safe here.

Maglor grew closer and finally bent down to peer into the opening. “There you are.”

I pouted. “How did you find me?”

He grinned. “The trees told me. You shouldn’t hide in the woods next time. Now, let’s go find your brother.”

I grinned back. “I heard him clambering around the boulders after we split up.”

I took my second father’s hand and we headed off together. But as we grew closer to the pile of boulders, both of us heard someone crying in pain.

Maglor looked at me and said, “Go find Maedhros. Have him bring a healer.”

I looked at the rock pile and nodded before I started running back home. I ran into a guard who stepping into my path and babbled that my brother had been hurt. She nodded and told me wait where I was. It was only a few minutes later that both my foster uncle and one of the healers ran up. I led them back to the rock pile, where Maedhros stayed with me, holding me close. It seemed an eternity before I saw my brother immobilized on a stretcher. Maedhros let me go and I ran to him. He looked up me through his tear-streaked face.

“Next time, I’ll hide in the woods.”

I nodded, nearly in tears myself. “The trees are nice, though they don’t really understand hide and seek. They helped Second Father find me.”

He smiled a little and Maglor and the healer bore the stretcher away. I took Maedhros’ hand and he pulled me against him, comforting me as best as he was able.

It was only later, as I was sitting by my brother’s bedside, that I realized he had been crying himself. And I knew it wasn’t because of Elros.
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Nefretwatersandwilds on March 23rd, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
I absolutely adore these little ficlets you write about Maglor and pint-sized!Elrond. I love the way they interact with each other, and that final line was absolutely perfect. I really enjoyed reading this and it put a smile on my face - thanks! :D
Independence1776: fractal starindy1776 on March 23rd, 2009 01:41 am (UTC)
Thank you! I really enjoy writing them.

That line really makes the fic, tying it into the larger history instead of just being a game gone wrong.

You're welcome!
whitewave16: 3rd Kinslaying to War of Wrathwhitewave16 on March 23rd, 2009 08:37 am (UTC)
This is just precious! Loved the interaction between the 4 major characters, of Maglor especially and Maedhros of course.
Independence1776indy1776 on March 23rd, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
surgicalsteelsurgicalsteel on March 23rd, 2009 10:17 am (UTC)
I liked the interactions between the characters in this!
Independence1776indy1776 on March 23rd, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Moreth: Dragon Risingmorethmusing on March 23rd, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
I like this very much!

You have captured not only the close relationship between the children and Maglor, but also the sheer incomprehensability of adult grief to a small child. Very bitter-sweet!

And Maglor cheated! *Is shocked* O.O
Independence1776indy1776 on March 23rd, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm very glad it worked, because I didn't see what you pointed out about grief at all!

Huh… I just thought the trees told him without him asking, but you're right-- he could have asked!
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