Title: Every Breath
Author's Notes: Two short monologues, rather than a dialogue. (I do write Fingon/Maedhros but this piece has no sexual content.)
Summary: Fingon has rescued his cousin Maedhros from Thangorodrim--their thoughts on the subject of obligation and gratitude.
Word Count: 100 (2 x 50)
I am beholden to you in every breath I take. They call me ungrateful--do not know I battle to keep breathing.
Although you cut me free, I am tied, might sink under the weight of my obligation, but choose the tie that holds me up and breathe for you.
Were you but free! I saved you at great cost, yet ask no recompense but this: keep breathing. You lean too lightly against me, let me hold you up! Let who will talk of ingratitude--I will deny all obligation and be beholden to you for every breath you take.