What a fascinating and unique take on Nan Elmoth! I loved it! And I especially loved the way Eol wasn’t vilified. While I can see it going that way, I also enjoy stories where there is more to Aredhel and Eol’s relationship then rape and abuse.
You’ve left me so sad over Eol’s fate though. I wish he could have known his son, and that Maeglin could have known his father outside of the forest. You have also left me dying of curiosity to see how Maeglin’s life turns out now! I imagine Aredhel will chose Celegorm as his father figure then? Oh, man, but that would be awesome! :happy sighs:
This was a great read, thanks for posting!
I have lots more catching up to do with your work!
You are back! *tears up* You almost had me worried but I remembered there have been gaps in your posting schedule before so I hope whatever life has thrown at you, you are well.
Yeah, Eöl is a fascinating creature. While the abusive relationship is always interesting in some way, Eöl deserved more. And Nan Elmoth always interested me ever since I realized it's the place where Thingol and Melian stared into each other's eyes for 300 years. Creepy forest who is the real villian in this story.
For the rest ... I've pile called "Maeglin AU". I've the intention to go every scenario I can think of 'how Maeglin could've been saved'. So I'll get to Celegorm someday in the future.
I really loved this. I'm a fan of stories where Aredhel and Eöl have something of a loving, consensual relationship, and Eöl isn't evil. Also, I like your headcanon about Nan Elmoth. Someone on FF.net dubbed it "The Forest of Dubious Consent", and I wholly agree xD
I kind of want to know what will happen to Aredhel and Maeglin now...