ah narya! I love this. It's a great characterization of Maglor, reclusive but still with that inner fire of his.
I enjoyed the comments about the fellowship and I am 100% in agreement about Thranduil's reaction and how Elrond handled it! The dig from Glorfindel about Elrond learning that kind of thing from Maedhros and Maglor was bittersweet and lovely.
I can understand the idea of Glorfindel thinking Maglor might make a difference if he trailed after the fellowship and watched over them. His songs of power would have an impact I'm sure. But I can understand his reluctance. It puts a focus on the fellowship that is dangerous, just as Glorfindel's presence would mark them, Maglor's would likely be even more of a beacon.
The banter between them really put the family feel to this and that they have such a long shared history.
I really treasure fics that show Maglor having contact with Elves during his long years in Middle-earth, especially the Elves of Imladris! And I'm so glad we are basically canonizing the tra-la-la-lally song ideas! Glorfindel was an absolute dear in this, teasing and comforting, warm and familiar. Lovely one shot.
Author's Response: Thank you, Nelya! I must write more Second and Third Age Maglor. I'll get to it eventually XD I don't think it would be a good idea for Maglor to go after the Fellowship - he'd be a beacon, as you say. I do love writing him with Glorfindel, though; there is a reason for this reunion, and at some point I will publish the story behind it!
The Tra-la-lally song cracks me up! I needed that. It made laugh. I always found the original almost as annoying as Maglor does.
Author's Response: Thank you! Yes, I don't think that particular ditty is destined for the history books...
This was lovely! Narya!
I really like this Maglor. He comes across so much more stalwart and fiery and believable.
I loved this.
“Will you go with them?”
Glorfindel lifted his head. Light from the flames shone in his golden hair, bright against the clean, dark air of late autumn that shifted and breathed at the mouth of the cave. “No.” He gave a humourless smile. “Elrond does not deem it wise. He intends to send one of the emissaries from Mirkwood – Thranduil's son, Legolas.”
“His youngest?” Maglor arched an eyebrow. “And to whom will Elrond assign the task of telling Thranduil?”
“I do not think he will, or at least, not until they are on their way.”
“By which point, Thranduil's objections would be meaningless.” Maglor took a deep drink of wine. Almost unwillingly, his mouth curled. “Cunning. I would not have thought it of Elrond.”
“I cannot imagine where he learned it.”
Haha! Elrond you devil. Forcing Thranduil's hand. But I could imagine there would be words, very strong words from the King under the Beeches.
I really like our characters from the Advent Calendar. Especially Mags and Glorfindel and Erestor. I think we've created quite a good base for some future stories, if we wish to go there.
Author's Response: I'm so pleased you like Maglor here! I fell in love with his dynamic with Glorfindel in our Advent Calendar stories and had to play with it a little more. And yes, Thranduil is not going to be happy at all.
I think you're right that we could easily write more in that 'verse - something to think about! Thank you, Gabriel.
Ah but you elevated our doggeral into something lovely and wonderful in this goregous one-shot. Your imagery is so sensual, Narya- I think this is why you are one of my favourite wriers- you evoke the sense like very few others, and your use of smell is excpetional.
Love Maglor in your work- the definitve version:) I like to see Claire's Maglor in this- a long time ago.
Author's Response: *blushes* you're far too kind, Ziggy! But I do love writing Maglor, and I'm so glad you can see Claire's Maglor in this too, as it does belong in the same series (although I haven't added it, must do that...)
Thank you! xx
“No.” Maglor snorted. “Fëanor's last surviving son, walking into Mordor? We might as well ask Sauron to the Valley for tea and have done with it.”
And sad though it is, there are indeed people in Imladris who would still view Maglor as murderer and Kinslayer, but it is so sad, his lonely wandering.
And saying he would see Glorfindel soon, and lying, knowing he won’t ;__;
So beautiful, but so sad.
Author's Response: I think the phrase you used is beacon, which is absolutely right! I know, heartbreaking. I hope they do get some more time together before Glorfindel sails. Thank you :)