Raw emotion indeed! Every sentence was dripping with it and I am having a hard time trying to choose my favorites... I really liked
"I would see no hurt come to them or my people if I could prevent it... not to be remembered for the kinslaying or the rebellion. And not to be the son of Feanaro, but Maedhros the redeemer!"
That just says sooo much about him that I'd never put into words. I'm astounded by your skill with him. *virtual high-five*
The ending was perfect; I mean, Mae's thoughts were in a way a real conversation between them, as close as they are. Very touching stuff!
I've been meaning to read Feantur, so beware. :D
Author's Response: Thank you so much! It's always lovely to get a review from you. I am so flattered you think I did him justice. I've always seen Maglor as the kinder of the seven, at least when it comes to Maitimo. Well, Feantur is a bit bizarre, but original. Maitimo comes into it later, but makes a grand entrace of course :D I've still got several chapters to post. I hope you like it! Thank you! *Hugs*
*sniffle* That's so raw. Anguish and rage and sorrow and a scouring of the soul.
I am Maitimo, my mother’s son, the father of none and an heir to nothing.
And it was as if Maukalaure heard his brother’s thoughts and answered.
“I have missed you dear, Maitimo” said Maukalaure. “I have missed you.”
That makes me cry. A declamation of guilt and grief, and who Maedhros believes himself to be, and then a lovely, gentle and blameless response from Maglor.
I love it. Brilliant!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review! I always felt after he handed the kingship over that he had some very strong feelings concerning his father. Maitimo was more for the people, less for himself, I believe. And how angry Feanor would have been to know he had abdicated and told Fingolfin he was wise ;) hehehe... so I always saw it as some sort of revenge. Now if I could only figure out how I managed to post the same story twice :/ hehehehe. *Hugs*