An interesting thought - and so Feanor took a new mentor and things came into motion?
This was beautifully written, I liked the exploration of Aule's feelings. He seems to be utterly alone after the estrangement from Yavanna, a sad fate I would say.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review :) Aule does get the short end of the stick in this, but I've never really understood his pairing with Yavanna. They have little in common, and I have trouble seeing it work. Aule, however, does come off as rather creepy/stalker type in this story. I imagine his long solitude might have something to do with that, but being alone is still a sad fate. Thanks again for the review!- Encairion
ime uncounted he had spent beside the gentle light that was Yavanna, and but a moment of time, too brief to even count, with the spirit of fire. Yet he knew he had lived and burned more brightly in that one moment of time, but a drop in the great lake of ages, then he had, or ever would again.
Ah, this is definitely FŽanor as I imagine him! Good work, Encairion.
Who cares if Tolkien meant simply that AulŽ loved FŽanor in a non-sexual way? This is far more intriguing! d;-)
Author's Response: Who cares if Tolkien meant simply that AulŽ loved FŽanor in a non-sexual way? This is far more intriguing! You're right, it shouldn't matter :) Ah, Feanor... now he was a treat to write, as always. But he's quite a wildfire, I never know what he's likely to do! :D Thanks for the review!