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26 March 2009 @ 07:59 pm
B2MeM Prompt 26: Think of a Teacher  
Drabble, Maglor, PG.

An Unwanted Lesson

Ah, Father, what have you brought us to? Until now, swordplay has just been that-- play. It was a sport, something to learn, something to spend an afternoon with friends. Now, I look at my bloodstained blade and know that you have taught us something far different: how to kill. How to take a life and not think of it. How to move on from the bodies, the only goal protecting yourself and those on your side. How to ignore that you have killed friends and kin.

No, Father, we would rather not have learned this lesson. But we did.
f_ireworks f_ireworks on March 27th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
Great job! I love the final line--very poignant. Thanks for sharing.
Independence1776 indy1776 on March 27th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
whitewave16: 3rd Kinslaying to War of Wrath whitewave16 on March 27th, 2009 06:32 am (UTC)
What a moment in the Feanorians's lives. Maglor has always struck me as the gentlest, most emotionally balanced of them all but then he also participated in the Kinslaying, it's great that you wrote this from his POV.

Liked this very much.
Independence1776 indy1776 on March 27th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
What a moment indeed. It just goes to show that even "normal" people have depths to them that most wouldn't want to think about. Thank you. :)
surgicalsteel surgicalsteel on March 27th, 2009 10:24 am (UTC)
The last line of this one is perfect!
Independence1776 indy1776 on March 27th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Nefret watersandwilds on March 28th, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
Very powerful -- and very true. I love how emotion-packed this is - not a word wasted.
Independence1776 indy1776 on March 28th, 2009 02:12 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. It's why I love writing drabbles-- everything has to be perfect. (Though with B2MeM, it's difficult to produce a quality one every day.)