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This is for both the SWG March 2017 Strength & Beauty Challenge, and for Day 1 of Fëanorian Week: Maedhros.

The prompt for the former was:

"Real strength never impairs beauty or harmony, but it often bestows it; and in everything imposingly beautiful, strength has much to do with the magic."

~Herman Melville, Moby Dick

And the prompt for the latter was: Adjusting/Coping and Beauty.

I ended up making some artwork of Maedhros, recovered post-Thangorodrim, and wrote a little drabble to accompany it, as kind of a prologue to the picture. I'll be honest that this is my first foray into fanworks for any of the Fëanorians - I've never drawn or written Maedhros before (or Fingon for that matter, who also appears), and I'm still kind of feeling my way through the characters and their relationship (because I totally ship them).

Molten Copper
Rating: Gen
Genre: Gen/Character Study
Warnings: None
Characters: Maedhros, Fingon
Relationships: Basically Maedhros/Fingon

Alone in the sparring field, he clings to Fingon’s words from the morning.

“It’s like molten copper in this light,” he’d murmured, braiding Maedhros’ hair. “Even after everything - the fire inside you melts it down like you’re a forge.”

“It’s nothing special.”

“It’s the most beautiful thing in the world. Always has been. Like a sword glinting at sunrise.”

He’s glad Fingon says what he thinks.

Maedhros works to unlearn the lie taught him by torment - that strength is the province of ugly, disempowering monsters. He gets better; fights with a left hand more deadly than his right ever was.
I tried to use Persian armour to inspire the art, not sure how it turned out. One day when I'm not being quietly assassinated by pursuing a tertiary education, I'll make a more detailed version :-)
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