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It is the Fifth Age of Arda. Finarfin has unkinged himself and declared Tirion a democracy, and the Noldorin people are alive with the possibilities to be found in their new existence. Yet Maedhros, more than ten years after his release from the halls of Mandos, has retreated to a life of apathy and loneliness, until one day, Anairë comes to deliver him news that he never hoped to receive: His cousin Fingon has been released from Mandos. (Maedhros/Fingon)
Characters: AnairŽ, Fingon, Maedhros
Genres: Drama, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Mild, Violence--Mild
Series: Republic of Tirion
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Word count: 7683 Read: 399
Published: January 28, 2017 Updated: January 28, 2017
This story was written for MPTT's 2017 Potluck challenge. I used an unfilled Yule Exchange prompt, originally requested by Silver Trails: "I would like a Fingon and Maedhros story, where they love each other. It can be set in Tirion, in Middle-earth, or after they come out of the Halls."
I have lately been unable to stop writing stories about the Finwëans as they are released from the halls of Mandos and into a version of Tirion they could never have imagined. Finarfin has unkinged himself and, against the will of the Valar, established Tirion as a democratic republic. I don't believe that familiarity with the earlier stories is required to understand this one, but if you're curious: Bone-White and Museum for the Forgotten. (Incidentally, "Bone-White" was also written for a request by Silver Trails, so she can really be blamed for a lot of this. ;) Please see the endnotes for translations of Quenya names.