Elrond and Elros have just been captured and because they are tiny and terrified, Maglor has sung them to sleep, keeping them close as he himself nods off, near a warming fire. While they sleep, Maedhros keeps vigil, brushing a strand of hair from his only remaining brother's face.
I always waver between crying a river or melting with the amount of fluff in this part of the story. It's a pity it's only a couple of sentences long in the Silmarillion
Nit to pick: Oh, but Elves don't sleep. They do a sort of trance-thingy, but they don't actually sleep. Otherwise, pardon me while I have an attack of fangirl-ness. And possibly die of squee.
Glad you like it regardless^^
History Lessons by Nilmandra [Ch.8]:
"Maglor sang into the night, the strains imparting comfort to all who listened, and when he finally slept, the children were snug against him, in skin contact with him and each other, and their spirits held steady.
Maedhros sat near the campfire, listening and watching. When Maglor finally slept, he crept near and kneeled beside them. He touched each one, feeling the strengthened feä of each of the children and the power that still emanated from his own brother. He could feel that this had drained Maglor some, tired him, and resting his own good hand on his brother's forehead he concentrated on giving what he could of himself to replenish his brother."
Not sure if it is the fanfiction you read, but I think I will always have your picture in my mind when I read this story
I agree with you, it's a pity that it's such a short part of the book. Everything is like that anyways, which is sad cuz I would have loved to go into depth with the characters, but it's more like a history account.
it IS like a history-book, I would have loved more detail!
As for Ambarussa, their brothers would have loved them regardless of whether they were noble or not and the loss would still have hurt, I think.
(also, my solemn apologies for not getting back to you on email, I just really haven't found the time to write you a proper response. I promise I will once rl levels with me)
(Oh, don't stress it! If you'd rather tumblr just say so! XD But either way, don't worry, I am not going anywhere. Especially if you tempt me with art like that. )
At least, they took good care of them??
I love Maglor's profile and the light of the picture a lot x3
I'm glad you like the light, it was something I wanted to practice