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The backstory to Waiting for the Thunder. A story of Anairë and Fingolfin.
Chapter 9 posted! As the Games grow closer, there's tension rising among the Eldar.
Characters: Anairë, Eärwen, Fëanor, Finarfin, Findis, Fingolfin, Finwë, Indis, Maedhros, Nerdanel, Noldor, Olwë, Original Character(s)
Challenges: B2MeM 2012
Genres: Adventure, Drama, General, Het, Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Sexual Content--Mild
Chapters: 9 Completed: No
Word count: 32815 Read: 6048
Published: March 18, 2012 Updated: June 20, 2017
The title is taken from Conrad Aiken's poem "The House of Dust" (Part One, VI). I cannot deny the inspiration that this collection of poems has lent to this, especially the following lines in regards to the Noldor.
Good-night! Good-night! Good-night! We go our ways,
The rain runs over the pavement before our feet,
The cold rain falls, the rain sings.
We walk, we run, we ride. We turn our faces
To what the eternal evening brings.
Our hands are hot and raw with the stones we have laid,
We have built a tower of stone high into the sky,
We have built a city of towers.
Our hands are light, they are singing with emptiness.
Our souls are light; they have shaken a burden of hours . . .
What did we build it for? Was it all a dream? . . .
Ghostly above us in lamplight the towers gleam . . .
And after a while they will fall to dust and rain;
Or else we will tear them down with impatient hands;
And hew rock out of the earth, and build them again.
--Excerpt from "House of Dust, part One, I"
Many B2MeM12 prompts may be fulfilled within. I plan to list them all here.
Write what you know: A character you have something in common with // A character you dislike.
Women of the Silmarillion: Sisters & sisters-in-law // Women of the House of Finwë.
Relationship: Same-sex relationship // jealousy
First Lines: "The towers of -- aspired above the morning mist; austere towers of steel, cement and limestone, sturdy as cliffs and delicate as silver rods" (Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt).
Hail to pandemonium_213 for grammar corrections & input.
Huge thanks to surgicalsteel, scarlet and pandemonium_213!
Continued thanks to surgicalsteel and scarlet for their help and support!
Credit to elfscribe, pandemonium and oshun for their suggestions and support!
Thanks to the LC for their help, as always!
Huge thanks to elfscribe for feedback and suggestions!
Summary: The group travels to Alqualondë, and enjoys some friendly competition.
Summary: There's tension among the Eldar as the Games grow closer.
Thanks to klose, mollyapple and oshun for looking this over!
It only took 5 years to post this...