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Anathema by Harnatano

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{Title changed because I have never been happy with the former one}

{Ch.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,8 have been updated in June 2017}

{Chapter 9 should be published during the summer- hopefull}

After their flight from Himlad, until their flight from Nargothrond, Celegorm and Curufin will have to face the abyss of their defeat, the bitterness of their broken pride, and the tempting shadows of greed. Through envy, frustration, pain and resentment, they will have to choose which path to follow, unaware that their choices will affect all the people of Beleriand.

Curufin's pov.

Canon based, more like a personal combination between the different versions given in HoME and the Silmarillion. 

Rated: General
Characters: Beleg, Celebrimbor, Celegorm, Curufin, Finrod Felagund, Huan, Original Male Character(s), Orodreth
Challenges: None
Genres: Adventure, Drama
Warnings: ***Suicide, Character Death, Violence--Mild
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Completed: No
Word count: 32766 Read: 2342
Published: May 03, 2016 Updated: April 01, 2017

Story Notes:


1. Dilemma by Harnatano [Reviews - 1] (3490 words)

First Age - Winter 455. Dimbar, near the river Mindeb.

 The Lords of Himlad have been driven away from their lands, the troops coming from Angband overwhelming their forces in the Pass of Aglon and forcing them to retreat and to flee. With 10 000 of their riders, they followed the Marches of Doriath, and settled in Dimbar for a few hours.

2. Beyond fear by Harnatano [Reviews - 0] (3962 words)

"Shall you let the Enemy maim him and pillage his lands? Or shall we fight, together? Shall we protect what is dear to us, and give the Black Foe a new reason to tremble upon his throne?”

3. Facing defeat by Harnatano [Reviews - 0] (4122 words)

Another fight, another flight.

4. A challenging reunion by Harnatano [Reviews - 1] (4701 words)

The time has come for Celegorm and Curufin to convince Finrod and his people to offer them a shelter, and to accept their offer.

5. On the threshold by Harnatano [Reviews - 0] (3521 words)

Between pain and dignity, expectations and apprehensions, choices must be made, but the Fëanorions' humility is nowhere to be found. 

And in spite of his pride, Curufin must learn to cohabit with new wounds and inner troubles. Luckily, he's not alone.

6. A bitter sip by Harnatano [Reviews - 0] (2909 words)

Curufin and Celegorm finally meet King Felagund privately, hoping to agree with him about their roles and places in the kingdom, but their expectations won't exactly be fulfilled.

7. All hope must be saved by Harnatano [Reviews - 0] (4797 words)

New tidings are coming from the North, dreadful and alarming, while Curufin still struggles with doubts, unable to understand the person he has become, unabe to know how to behave with his son.

8. A Silvery Dissension by Harnatano [Reviews - 0] (5264 words)

Woooo! I know, I know, this is very late, but here it is at last! In this new chapter, I experiment a bit, especially with the characters' perpective, and I hope it is not too confusing for the reader. Feel free to let me know!

Curufin keeps on struggling with self-image and with what it means to be respected and admired, and loved. His mind is too full of contradicting stuff and he doesn't know what to do with it (though he keeps on pretending that he knows).

And if you want the writer's opinion: Celebrimbor's patience with him is praiseworthy.

Warning: There'll be mentions of suicide.