In which Fingon struggles with life and never seems to get it right.
Characters: Fingolfin, Fingon, Finwė, Maedhros, Maglor, Melkor/Morgoth
Content: Drama, Explicit Sex, Slash
Series: Series of Greater Misfortune
Chapter: 9 Completed: No
Words: 30164 Read: 2842
Published: March 19, 2016 Updated: July 11, 2017
Author's Note: Hey, there. This might be part of a series but you are not required to read 'The World breaks Everyone' in order to understand this story since it'll evolve around Fingon and the people in his life. All what you need to know that Maglor isn't the sanest person around but he tries at least. What you should know beforehand is that Aredhel is going to Fingolfin's second child, not Turgon. The changes are subtle, but important. Now, please read the warnings and then enjoy the fic.
Stuff that could make you uncomfortable: Incest! So much incest. Mainly between Fingon and Maedhros which is why you need to be prepared for some underage, at least in the beginning. There are also mentions of violence and torture later on (well, aftermath of Angband, you know the deal) and Maglor's own brand of insanity. Biggest issue might be Fingon being a minor at the first chapter. Sex is mentioned and while Fingon gives his enthusiastic consent, Maedhros is an adult here and basically taking advantage. No that Fingon cares, but still.
I've also taken the liberty to use Fingon's Sindarin Name in the text flow. I know that not all readers are used to the Quenya Names but they'll appear on occasion. And finally: the title is actually the name of an existing cognitive distortion.
2. II. Power by mangacrack [Reviews - 4] (1686 words)
3. III. Wisdom by mangacrack [Reviews - 3] (2402 words)
4. IV. Kings by mangacrack [Reviews - 1] (3528 words)
5. V. Heirs by mangacrack [Reviews - 2] (3817 words)
Arafinwë - Finarfin
Angaráto - Angrod
Findaráto - Finrod
6. VI. Princes by mangacrack [Reviews - 2] (5387 words)
I'm baaack, finally. Insane summer work is done and I can go back to writing. Thanks you cheekybeak and Encairion for being patient and supportive as always. Go ahead and enjoy the chapter. Which is titled 'Princes' but really be called 'Politics' ... I've made a chart to keep track of all the government stuff I keep mentioning. Just call out, if you want to take a look at it. Same goes for the family, since Findis and Irime's children will pop up regularly from now on.
Reminder: Angrod is called Angarįto and the eldest son of Finarfin in the universe.
Warning: this chapter isn't beta read. I'll go over it once I've patience for it but since I kept you waiting since March I thought it best to post the chapter as soon as possible.
7. VII. Lovers by mangacrack [Reviews - 1] (6263 words)
Sexy times ahead. I suggest you to read it at least once, this is more about Fingon's psyche than author loving to write smut. In addition .... I've reached the point were some stuff are certainly not canon anymore, but I hesitate to slap the label 'canon divergence' on it because it'd be misleading. While the timeline in this fic may wobble and tends to take detours it rejoins book events eventually. Just saying.
8. Interlude: Behind the Mirror I by mangacrack [Reviews - 0] (2707 words)
I swear I just wanted to write fills for my bingo card! No idea what happened, but at some point I made the mistake of keep writing from Maitimo's POV. Also be aware of slight dub-con. It's off-screen, but an allusion to Chapter 3, beware. In the end you get this interlude, because Fingon's perspective is so truly fucked up. Well, not that Maitimo's is better, but he deserves to get a voice.
9. Interlude: Behind the Mirror II by mangacrack [Reviews - 1] (3236 words)
Warning: off-screen dub-con sex (Fingon/OMC, hurt/comfort