I love the sense of Sauron as predator in its most elemental state as the wolf and then later, conflicting with his other desires, as he returns to himself and assumes the form of Annatar. Instinct and desire at war with a part of himself he’d forgotten, perhaps?
Absolutely! It has been a constant for me for a while, now, that when inhabiting some form that not your "natural" state (whatever that might be for a Maiar that came from out-of-Time), one would adquire, if not all, main characteristics that made him/she a human, or an animal, in this case. So I can't stop thinking that, even if Sauron prefered Elven form, his wolfish traits would always be there, underlying, slumberous, perhaps. The reverse would happen when he inhabited the wolf's skin, thus having conscience and being susceptible to love - even if he doesn't like it and refuses it as illogical. I intend to explore this further with Elwing, also. And thank you so much for the comment, Lilith! ^^
I absolutely loved this take on how these two met, FirstAmazon! :) This was a fantastic read
Thank you so much for your kind words, Spiced! I'm so happy you took the time to read it <3