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Elrond has a posthumous conversation with Maedhros at the time of the Fall of Eregion.
With glimpses of Elros and of the Third Kinslaying.
Now added: The Decision (gapfiller for the main story, Elrond's POV)
Characters: Elrond, Maedhros
Challenges: Akallabŕth in August
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: Mature Themes, Violence--Moderate
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 5 Completed: Yes
Word count: 6956 Read: 5906
Published: August 29, 2011 Updated: February 18, 2017
The violence of the Third Kinslaying and Sauron's devastation of Eregion are both more than merely moderate, of course, but are here shown reflected in dream and memory rather than directly.
Also, between the first and the second chapter, Maedhros commits suicide, but this is not shown.
Eregion: Another dreamscape and more imaginary corpses--but considerably more conversation and a complete change of mood.
Valinor: No dreams, no corpses, but a double flashback.
Glimpses of Fingon and Celebrian.
The whole story was originally conceived to fulfill a prompt by Alasse: Elrond visiting Maedhros after his reincarnation in Valinor--which the third and final chapter has now delivered...
Rough translation of the incomprehensible Quenya that Maedhros is described as crooning over Elrond as they rode from Sirion in Chapter Three
Small gestures can sometimes amount to major decisions.
Elrond knows this.
Written for Fandom Stocking 2016 for Independence1776.