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Aftermath by Lyra

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Summary: After the Darkening, Nerdanel struggles to pick up the pieces of her life - a difficult job with the legacy her husband has left her.
Rated: Adult
Characters: Finarfin, Findis, Indis, Nerdanel, Original Female Character(s)
Challenges: Taboo
Genres: Alternate Universe, Drama
Warnings: Character Death, Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Moderate, Violence--Graphic
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Completed: Yes
Word count: 8709 Read: 2793
Published: February 07, 2017 Updated: February 12, 2017

Story Notes: Written for the January 2017 challenge, Taboo. Quite likely AU, although I guess we can't really be certain.

No actual graphic on-screen violence, but some gory stuff in Chapter 2.

1. I. by Lyra [Comments - 2] (906 words)
Touching upon O4 (religious taboos) - naming the Name (implied in the Oath and sort of played straight later). Also possibly mild B4 (sexual deviance), since angry violent noisy break-up sex would probably be frowned upon among the Noldor.

Warning for, um, angry violent break-up sex (though not particularly graphic), possibly AU.

2. II. by Lyra [Comments - 1] (991 words)
This one covers N2 (unclean things) and G2 (weddings and funerals). Funerals, to be precise.

Violence warning for gory details about decomposition and the animal life related thereto. Tread with care!

3. III. by Lyra [Comments - 0] (774 words)
Introducing an interpretation of I5 (culture shock), and alluding to B3 (murder) in the shape of a kinslaying.

Warning for an allusion to alcohol abuse.

4. IV. by Lyra [Comments - 1] (1603 words)
Dealing with B2 (violate Laws and Customs among the Eldar) - not really, as it happens, but assumed by other characters. Also sort of covers G3 (curses). And kind of breaking a fandom taboo, I guess. Therefore, probably AU.

Warning for vague descriptions of the kinslaying. And also for unplanned pregnancy and for fleeting thoughts of suicide, I guess.

5. V. by Lyra [Comments - 1] (1283 words)
This one ticks G4 (ostracisation and exile).

Taking some liberties with the timeline, probably. My brain actively refuses to handle Valian years.

6. VI. by Lyra [Comments - 1] (718 words)
There are Consequences (O3). Not necessarily the ones everybody expected.

7. VII. by Lyra [Comments - 1] (824 words)
Nerdanel's secret is Found Out (O5). Also dealing with N4 (stigma). Also revisiting a lot of the earlier prompts.

Warning for canonic character death.

8. VIII. by Lyra [Comments - 4] (1610 words)
Finally, some sort of closure, heralding I3 (acceptance and change). Which means - Bingo?