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Looking at the Stars and Counting the Hours by himring
Falling in love helps Fingon cope with the death of his father, but on a visit to Himring a year later he finds love can't cure everything.

My note: this is part of the Doom, Gloom and Maedhros arc that I've saved as a whole here before, but it's an odd story cycle to read; it's not telling a romantic arc, or even the arc of Maedhros's life, but it's many different stories, some very short, dipping in and out of main Silmarillion storyline with the small difference that Maehros has loved Fingon since the rescue, and they've been together since the death of Fingolfin. I enjoy it, but if you don't know the Silmarillion very well or you're looking for a plot arc - a chronological sense - a romantic through-line - you're not going to make much sense of it. As I'm rereading I thought I'd pull out and pin some of the standalone stories.

This is (in writing chronology) the first story, and it's a bit clumsy compared to her later writing, and I want more details about the boning, and less 'Russandol', but there are things I like in it.
fingon  maedhros  fingon/maedhros  5-10K 
june 2019 by elftrash
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