| Login | Lost Password | Help | Rules | | |

Most Recent

Fire Dancing Upon Our Souls by cheekybeak Teen
Sequel to "The Hands of the King" AND "Darkness in Your Heart" Misunderstanding and heartache cause antagonism between Legolas...
The Condensed Silmarillion. (Which is not so short any more.) by cheekybeak General Audiences
The Silm you read when you are not really reading the Silm. Everything you always wanted to know......but missing all the...
Heaven's Reward Fallacy by mangacrack Explicit
In which Fingon struggles with life and never seems to get it right.
Where the Shadows Lie by ziggy General Audiences
Not only the Three survive Sauron's fall, and not all darkness is vanquished. Sequel to Sons of Thunder. Warnings: loads...
Path of Honor-Part II: Far From Home by IdrilsSecret Explicit
To avoid the scandal that is still following Rumil in Lothlorien, he is sent on a mission to Mirkwood. He must negotiate...
Our love was raw and young by mangacrack Explicit
AU. Maedhros cheats, Caranthir eavesdrops and Maglor is a political mastermind.
Not so Valiant not so Wise by Fadesintothewest Explicit
*EDITED (2015)*An unlikely secret night of passion threatens the relationship between Fingon and Turgon. One possible scenario...

Site Info

Members: 469
Series: 79
Stories: 1564
Chapters: 7981
Word count: 23749302
Authors: 134
Reviews: 14174
Reviewers: 216
Newest Member: merwinem
Beta-reader: 29
Recommendations: 52
Recommenders: 13
Challenges: 14
Challengers: 9
 

Who's Online

Guests: 5
Members:

Shoutbox

Encairion
06/21/17 01:54 am
Hi Spiced, good to hear from you :) I am sorry things been weighing you down, and work piling up. I hope a chance to relax and do what you love comes soon :hugs:
ziggy
06/21/17 01:25 am
Lovely to hear you are getting back, Spiced!
Alquien
06/20/17 06:16 am
Hope you are feeling better now Spiced. ((hugs))
Spiced Wine
06/19/17 07:18 pm
I hope you're all okay my loves. Such appalling things going on the last few weeks :( I am overwhelmed by that and a work backlog, but trying to get that done to write again. Hugs to all
Ysilme
06/11/17 01:37 pm
Have a great trip and a great time, Naledi!
Naledi
06/11/17 09:19 am
Thanks! Maybe I'll be inspired - who knows?
ziggy
06/10/17 01:39 pm
Have a lovely time, Naledi- how lovely. hope you are inspired to write something for all of us!!xx
Spiced Wine
06/09/17 10:25 pm
Wonderful! Your are so lucky, Naledi. Have a lovely time. Have a great weekend everyone!
Naledi
06/09/17 07:20 pm
Happy Friday, everyone! I'm off on holiday to Pembrokeshire for a week but I hope I'll have internet access.
Spiced Wine
06/06/17 10:07 am
Thank you, Ziggy :)
Shout Archive


The Greater Share of Honour by Alquien

[Reviews - 0]   Printer
Table of Contents

- Text Size +
Story notes:
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.
You must login () to review.