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She is a Queen without a crown and he is a shining opportunity.
Or, how Ungoliant and Melkor poisoned the Trees and stole the Silmarils.
Characters: Melkor, Ungoliant
Challenges: Hero's Journey
Genres: Drama, General
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Word count: 6262 Read: 22
Published: June 10, 2017 Updated: June 10, 2017
Written for the Hero's Journey challenge, the simple version with three prompts:
- Show what ordinary life looks like
- Introduce a frenemy
- A character has something everyone wants.
The second and last prompt fit really well into what I had already planned for this story, so that was a good thing.
I tried to keep it as canon as possible but there are small details in the realm of AU. Especially with dialogue I took some liberties, though I tried to keep to the spirit of the text.
Ungoliant is the hero in this story, even though her character is anything but heroic. What I tried to do is give her some more personality, to fleshen out her character, and I hope I succeeded in that. One might even consider her a strong female character, but I leave that to the reader.
Warning for killing the Trees and Finwë, but that's it, I think.