Chapter three: Acceptance
A few years passed and Fingolfin learned who Atta, Amil and Feanor were. Feanor even got to spend some time in his work shop. One evening Finwe walked up behind Indis and wrapped his arms round her, Fingolfin was finishing his dinner
"Atta, where did Feanor go?" asked Fingolfin.
"He's probably in his working space" said Finwe
"Can I go?" said Fingolfin who wasn't big enough yet.
"No" said Finwe "finish your dinner before it gets cold"
"Yes, Atar," said Fingolfin
"You can go when you're older ok?" said Finwe seeing his sons look
"Ok," said Fingolfin
Finwe turned Indis in his arms and give her a kiss before going over to the table and picking Fingolfin up, he sat him on his knee.
"You are a good elfling" he said.
Fingolfin snuggled into his father's arms, "Did I really used to call Feanor Atta?"
"Yes you did" said Finwe "then again you did spend allot of time with him"
"He's the best big brother in all of Aman!" said Fingolfin.
Finwe laughed "Yes I think your right"
Feanor returned from his work shop with a necklace he had made for Indis and a toy for Fingolfin.
"You have been busy" said Finwe
Feanor handed Fingolfin a wooden puzzle.
"thank you" said Fingolfin
"Do you like it?" he asked
"Yes" said Fingolfin who then wiggled to be put down so he could play with it
Finwe let him down and he sat happily on the floor doing his puzzle. Feanor handed Indis a beautiful, delicate necklace of gold and emeralds. "It's my first attempt at jewelry." he admitted.
"It looks well done to me" said Indis smiling at him "thank you"
Feanor blushed. Fingolfin looked at his older brother and laughed. Feanor tickled his little brother
Finwe whispered something in Feanor's ear then going over to Indis he said "Hiril nin how would you like some time alone together?"
"I would love some time alone together," she said.
Finwe picked her up and carried her out of the room
"Do you want to go for a walk?" asked Feanor.
"Ok...where has Atta taken Amil?" asked Fingolfin curiously
"I don't know," said Feanor.
Fingolfin went with his brother for a walk Meanwhile Aule and Tulkas were talking about Melkor, It would soon be time for him to given a new trial.
"Any ideas?" asked Aule
"If it were up to me, I'd say leave him there until the end!" said Tulkas
"I agree" said Aule
"Good evening, Lord Aule, Lord Tulkas," said Feanor.
"Good evening to you" Aule replied
"I'm taking my little brother on a walk, Atar and Indis wanted some 'time alone'" said Feanor.
Aule looks at Tulkas "Really?" he asks
"Yes," said Feanor. "I'd say more, but..." he pointed to his younger brother.
"We get the picture" said Aule "Only has he stopped calling you Atta yet?"
"Yes he has," said Feanor.
"He seems quiet attached to you still," said Tulkas.
Fingolfin looked up at the two Valar. Feanor introduced them to Fingolfin.
"Mae Govanan" said Fingolfin shyly
Feanor picked his brother up and cuddled him. Finwe had taken Indis to their room and made love to her. After awhile Finwe and Indis came outside
"Oh there you two are" said Indis smiling
"I took Fingolfin out for a walk, I hope you don't mind," said Feanor.
"He looks happy, of course we don't mind he is your brother" said Finwe
"Excuse me, Lord Aule, but who is Melkor?" asked Feanor.
"You don't want to know" said Aule
"That bad?" asked Feanor.
"If he gets out of Mandos, which I suspect he won't," said Tulkas. "Heed my advice, stay away from him."
"Will do" said Feanor
A year later Indis was in labor again. This time Feanor had a father to calm and a brother to watch
Finwe again was pacing the floor
"Atar sit down! She'll be fine," said Feanor.
"Poor Amil" said Fingolfin
"She'll be fine, trust me," said Feanor
"How do you know?" asked Fingolfin
"This is what she went through when you were born and she came though it ok," said Feanor.
"She's sore" said Fingolfin
"So would you if you tried to push something the size of a water melon though a hole the size of a small coin," said Feanor.
Fingolfin was not sure how to react to that and looked at Finwe
"Well that's how I head she- elves describe it," said Feanor.
Finwe smiled "Yes she did" he said. Finwe picked Fingolfin up and rubbed his back "she will be ok" he said
A healer came out, "You have a son," she said.
"Now you are a big brother" Finwe told Fingolfin
"I want to be a big brother like Feanor!" said Fingolfin. Feanor just blushed.
"You will be I am sure" said Finwe
"So what are you going to name this fuss budget?" asked Feanor.
"Will you stop calling them that" said Finwe "and I think Finarfin"
"I haven't called Fingolfin that since he was born," said Feanor.
"I know" said Finwe handing Fingolfin over to Feanor, he went in to see his newborn son and Indis
Feanor carried his brother in to see Indis and the baby. Fingolfin looked at his little brother eagerly. Indis smiled when they came in. Finwe was holding his youngest son.
"So Atta, there will be no confusion of who's the father and none of him calling me Atta right?" asked Feanor
"I hope not" said Finwe
"I don't think we will have that problem again" said Indis "although it was quite sweet seeing him call you Atta"
"May I hold him for a little while?" asked Feanor. Finwe gently hands the infant to Feanor. Finarfin settled down as Feanor sang the same elvish lullaby he once sang for Fingolfin.
"How do you do that?" asked Indis laughing
"It's a gift," said Feanor.
That night there was a storm, Fingolfin woke frightened and ran into his brother's room. Feanor woke to find someone in his bed. "What are you doing here little one."
"I am scared" said Fingolfin. Finarfin also awoke with the noise. Feanor cuddled his brother. Finwe got up and lifted Finarfin out of his cradle
"Feel safe now?" he asked
"Yes" said Fingolfin
Finwe rocked Finarfin in his arms not wanting to wake Indis
"Do you want to stay here tonight?" asked Feanor.
"Yes please" said Fingolfin
"I don't think the new baby likes the noise either" he said
"Shall we check on him?" asked Feanor.
"Yeah" said Fingolfin
They went to the nursery to find Finwe singing to Finarfin.
"Atta sings well" said Fingolfin
"Yes, he does," said Feanor.
Finarfin was happily listening to his father singing and was waving his little hands about
"He used to sing for me when I was little," said Feanor.
"Really?" asked Fingolfin. "You were little?"
"Yes really," said Feanor.
Fingolfin looked surprised to hear Feanor had once been little
"Now that we know Finarfin is ok, do you want to go back to bed?" asked Feanor.
"Yes" said Fingolfin yawning
Feanor carried Fingolfin back to his room and tucked him into bed.
"You can stay with me tonight," said Feanor.
Finarfin was soon fast asleep in his father's arms
Finwe went to check on his other sons. He found Fingolfin cuddled up in his bother's arms and both were asleep.
(a/n Sorry on the long delay.
Sheikana don't worry I won't kill Feanor