The Crane and the Crow by Himring



A working-class girl gets entangled in the intrigues at the court of the last King of Numenor.

It earns her mortal danger and heartbreak--and ultimately survival.

Rating: Teenage Audience [Reviews - 1]
Category: Femslash
Characters: Ar-Zimraphel (Tar-Míriel)
Type: Femslash, Hurt/No-Comfort
Warning: Angst, Character Death, Depressing themes, No happy end, Prostitution, Violence
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapter: 1 | Completed: Yes | Words: 1068 | Read: 687
Published: July 31, 2016 | Updated: July 31, 2016

Story notes:

Late entry for the Library of Moria challenge for the International Day of Slash 2016.

I had a prompt but did not follow it very closely: see end notes.


The character death warning is for the death of an OFC (although canonically Tar-Miriel dies as well, which is only hinted at in the story). The death is  accompanied by canon-typical violence for the setting.

Prostitution is referenced, but is not described in detail; it does however make the central relationship dub-con, depending somewhat on how exactly you view such set-ups.

1. Chapter 1 by Himring [Reviews - 1] (1068 words)