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B2MEM Fic: Like Heathen Kings of Old

Another day, another BMEM fic. Yesterday I wrote an essay about (among other things) the temple-worship on Numenor where Sauron offered human sacrifices to Morgoth. When I was researching it, the whole thing struck me as eerily familiar to the Pyre of Denethor. I wanted to play with that theme a little more, and also whether Denethor really loved Faramir (and, more importantly as it turns out, if he loved him in the right way. So here are Pippin and Beregond trying to wrestle with what Denethor's final actions.

LENGTH - 1,776 + Notes
RATING - Teen (for adult themes, but nothing too graphic)
BETA - just_ann_now, Dreamflower

Like Heathen Kings of Old

Other entries:

1. Nor by Jerusalem (warning: angst)
2. This Year, Next Year, Sometime Never
3. With the Blood of Patriots
4. Profiles in Courage
5. But Have Not Love (warning: battle gore)
6. Not Because We Are Angels. (warning: domestic violence, brief depiction of sexual violence)
7. Finding God(s) in Middle-earth

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lindahoyland
Mar. 11th, 2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
A very thought provoking story, which I think hit the nail on the head about Denethor and Faramir.
Wouldn't it hurt Pippin's bare feet to stamp on the flames?

I enjoyed your essay about religion too,
marta_bee
Mar. 11th, 2012 09:28 pm (UTC)
I didn't even think about the feet! Hobbit-feet seem to be very leathery, so much so that they can walk over hard rocks and through snow. That might explain it. Or perhaps there were boots included in his Gondorian uniform? :-) I honestly don't know, and it may be worth a nuzgul or two thinking about it.

Glad you found this story thoguth-provoking. As per usual, with me that counts as a success.
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