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Forgive me, my brother by Gold-Seven Forgive me, my brother by Gold-Seven
The scenes that spark my imagination most in the Silmarillion are the ones that aren't there. What did Maglor do after his brother Maedhros had been rescued?

It's never said, but his situation must have been terrible. Until a very short time ago, he had been the second son of a king's son, of a people that was thought immortal, content with making poetry and music. Then, in short succession, the death of his grandfather, the flight of the Noldor, the death of his father, and within the day, the capture of his eldest brother. He was suddenly High King of the Noldor, and ultimately, he must have been responsible for the decision that Maedhros would not be rescued.

And now Fingon had done what he and his brothers hadn't dared... I think that Maglor was loyal enough to swallow his Feanorean pride and ask to see his brother after his rescue. But I imagine there must have been a terrible guilt on him.

Watercolour and Photoshop
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Maegarien Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
I love the emotion in this picture! Great work.
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Oh my feels.... ;.;

This is beautiful.  :happycry:
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empressofmelnibone Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Crying like a baby.
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zevranarainai1 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
My heart swelled with this picture and the explanation you gave for it. I honestyly didn't give much thought on what happened once he was rescued. Sure I have wondered how bad it felt to know he could not save his own brother, but after he was saved never came to me. This is beautiful.
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Horus-Eye20 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So sad, so painfull, but so beautyfull ^^ <3
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Unique-Firecracker-4 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow. This picture is so touching!
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bladeofrevolution Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I've always loved this picture... but never favorited it until reading your 'Spark' fic. I have fallen in love with the sons of Feanor (and Fingon, ;)) and the Silmarillion because of your amazing work!
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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bladeofrevolution Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Welcome! :)
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pipilo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful moment you're captured. I like the sharp shadows on their skin. Maglor's face is particularly striking.
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