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The Greater Share of Honour by Alquien

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Amd
Chapter notes:
This was written for huinare's June of Doom and Gloom challenge.
"They have retaken the high ground. We have lost our advantage."

Oropher bit back a sigh. He dared not show any weakness before Amdír and Malgalad, for they had refused to understand how important it was to accept the command of the Noldor king, Gil-galad. As the eldest of the cousins, he was in charge and his difficulties in keeping them in line had cost him dearly with the Noldor.

Not, he reminded himself, that he cared what the Noldor thought of him. And he was thankful that his last surviving son, Thranduil, had remained at home to rule in his stead, for Thranduil had yet to fully recover from the ruin of Doriath; Oropher had hoped to return and find him truly well again.

It had been a vain hope though, and Oropher suddenly realized he had known it all along. Thranduil would be forced to wed now. Perhaps a wife and family would bring him a measure of peace and happiness that he needed so badly.

Amdír and Malgalad shared a quick glance before Amdír spoke.

"Well, cousin -- do we turn back?"



No, my fair cousin;
If we are mark’d to die, we are enow
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour.

Rather proclaim it, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
And crowns for convoy put into his purse;
We would not die in that man’s company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.

He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d,
And rouse him at the name.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,

Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he’ll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words-

This story shall the good man teach his son;

From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember'd-

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen now-a-bed,
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon this day.


xxxEndxxx
Chapter end notes:
Author's Note: Oropher really knew how to have men follow him even when the odds were against them. Sadly, they did not face a typical 'mortal' enemy. Oropher's speech is obviously from William Shakespeare's play Henry V, Act IV, Scene iii 18–67.

My motto is: When needing help inspiration, look to the best. (And then borrow what is needed. :)



This was first posted at my lj under the name: samtyr; it is also posted at AO3 under the name: laSamtyr.
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