Yay! Legolas mentioned the Ring party, so all must be right in the world. I'm glad Arwen is okay. I can't believe she has her own teddy bear! Erestor really is barking mad. Although he's the picture of sanity compared to Ereolas's parents!
Author's Response: Thank you for your comment :) Erestor isn't that far behind Oropher's parents at all lol Especially as we now know Arwen calls him Dada lol Legolas just cannot resist mentioning the Ring Party. Maybe a bigger quest will come along and take its place - hard to think what that might be though!
I know I am just throwing your own words back at you and laughing like a hyena as I do- but I just can't resist it!
I had to read this to my husband who wondered why I was choking!!
Arwen lay curled in Erestor's hand, under what looked like a tiny pink blanket with the tiniest teddy attached to one corner by a gold ribbon. She was now fast asleep, inclining me to believe Mel when he dismissed her pain as agonising.
"Your snake has a blanket and teddy?" Surely, Ada had become feeble in the brain.
"Well of course." Erestor appeared mystified by my question. "Galadriel has one too."
"How dare he presume that a king of my stature can be injured by mere projectiles."
"What can you expect off one who has one eyebrow slightly darker than the other?" ”rëlaurëa called to him.
"I agree. He is an ugly beast." Rárávëa sighed as he kicked away a piece of net. He skipped back to our position behind the trees and stood front of her. His eyes gazed into hers, as if she was the only other elf in existence."I should thrash him for offending your eyes my queen, my supremely beautiful queen." The tips of his fingers brushed over her lips. "I shall never forgive his cavalier disregard for his appearance and the effect it had on you."
"Vow to me that I will be the one to slay him," she asked, as if whispering a sweet nothing.
Rárávëa stroked ”rëlaurëa's cheek and smiled. "Only you." Then he kissed her, a tender touching of her lips. She smiled like a maiden after her first kiss from the one she holds secret in her heart.
"Most noble and heroic Master, they are both mad," Arwen said from Erestor's pocket. "Anyway, you are the high king of everywhere, so you should decide who can kill Ingwë."Lovely, wonderful, bonkers!
Author's Response: Thank you for your lovely comment - I am really pleased it made you laugh so much. It is indeed bonkers!
Thank you:) That's easy to remember :D
Author's Response: I'm glad - I spaced it up so it was easy to follow, forgetting that I had to use html to do it correctly, so it turned into one block of print when I posted it.
Yes please to the refresher about who is who and related to whom and what.
And which chapters were the Feanorians again? I just want to re-read them. I know I will laugh:)
Author's Response: chapters 15-22 are the main ones with the Feanorians in them. Refrfresher - Oropher's parents were Raravea and Orelaurea. They were killed and Oropher became king. He was killed too. He was reborn to Legolas and Erestor as Ereolas. When he was an adult his first set of parents - Raravea and Orelaurea - were reborn to two different courtiers. They identified Ereolas as their son from their first life. Oropher is married to Cirdan and they have three children: Cireolas; Ereodan, the reborn Ereinion; Jeli, the reborn Feanor. Cireolas is married to Elrohir. Ereodan's soulmate is Finrod. Jeli is still a little kid because she is reborn and died the first time as a child. Her best friend Melawen has been adopted by Ereolas and Cirdan to be her sister. Mel is Ereolas' brother. Glorfindel is Mel's husband. Arwen is a snake - Elrond thought her name so pretty he called his daughter the same name. Galadriel is Arwen's daughter - Arwen named all her many children after elven heroes. Galadriel is the only offspring who has contact with Arwen. Snotgobbler was Ereolas' pet lynx when he was a kid. They are searching for her kitten - Ithil's light, who was Raravea's pet lynx when he was a new king. Just about everyone and everything is reborn in this story lol I think I have included everybody - let me know if I have missed anyone :) *Hugs*
Ohforggodnessake- you actually have me a bit weepy for poor little Arwen and I hate snakes!! You'd better post quickly so I know she is all right!
Author's Response: I hope she is all right as well :) Thank you for all your lovely comments - I am overwhelmed!
"Let's kill the ones with mismatched eyebrows first," ”rëlaurëa suggested, proving that she can match her husband any time when it comes to being absurd.
"My dear, I would hate for your eyes to be offended in such a way." Rárávëa stopped and put his arm around her waist. "How it must hurt every sense you possess to even think there are such elves in Valinor. This is supposed to be the land of milk and honey and it definitely should not be a place for elves like that."
"I will make no secret of the fact that I put it down to poor parenting. That is where the roots of ugliness and the lack of facial symmetry lie. I worry about elflings today; some of their parents are so feckless about enforcing such standards."
"Quite so, my dear. If only all ellith had hearts as large as yours. Indeed, I am the luckiest elf in the whole of everywhere because I am married to one who cares so heartily about the welfare of little elflings. They would all do well to have you as their nana." Rárávëa kissed ”rëlaurëa's cheek and sighed. "I fear that most elflings will always have to settle for second best, but that is no excuse for poor manners and deliberately provocative facial features."
"Indeed not." ”rëlaurëa smiled graciously and took Rárávëa's hand. "Let us not ponder on unhappy things. We should be joyful. After all, we are probably going into battle."
"Yes, lots of elves will be killed." Rárávëa gave a sigh of supreme happiness.
"There is no finer way to spend a few hours." ”rëlaurëa grinned, a mad glint in her eyes. She turned her head to look at me; I was slightly behind her. "You are looking forward to killing a few elves, aren't you?"
"Yes, indeed," I replied, to keep the peace. "Anyone who kidnaps a kitten deserves to be strung up and fed to dragons."
"Well, we will probably have to settle for slitting their gizzards instead. I doubt dragons live anywhere near here, but the idea is most attractive."
"She is barking mad," a little voice said from Erestor's pocket.
"Would you dare to say that to her face?" Erestor asked softly as he pulled Arwen from behind his breastplate.
Arwen decided to collapse and lay flat on Erestor's palm. Her head hung off one side. "I am sorry Master, but I can hardly breathe. The air smells of cat urine and your smelly ionen."
My favourite passage- love the bonkersness of killing all the elves with mismatched eyebrows first and its their parents' fault!! What are you ON when you write this??
Author's Response: Thank you for your lovely comment :) I am on nothing - honest lol I love writing Orelaurea and Raravea - they are so much fun.
Snotgobbler looked a bit disconcerted at first; however, she soon settled into ”rëlaurëa's arms after realising she would be unable to escape. Nana is far stronger than any lynx.
"Here we are dear ones," ”rëlaurëa called. She wore leather armour with mithril banding. Beside her was Rárávëa, completely nude, with only a leather holder for his sword and dagger. Nothing was left to the imagination. However, the Valar blessed him with skin impervious to weapons and so he goes nude into battle. He said that if he wears clothes the protection is lost, but I wonder if he is merely an exhibitionist.
"Right, off we go," Rárávëa said joyfully, his eyes blazing with excitement. "Let's go and kill those perfidious varlets. Come along everyone. Snotgobbler, lead the way!"
I love Thrnaduil's parents, no, Erodan's, no, Orophers...whoever's grandparents the very best! They are completely bonkers.
Author's Response: Sometimes I have to think about who is who as well lol I agree they are completely bonkers - probably why I love writing them so much. Thank you for your lovely comment.
Oh! Made me laugh- so the lynx's are ALSO reborn-I loved the scene with Snotgobbler washing his face because it was filthy (she thought)
Author's Response: Thank you for your lovely comment. I would say that Snotgobbler has high standards, but from the next few chapters that would be a mistake lol
I have an idea!! What they need to brighten things up are a few feanorians!! A nice Maedhros/Fingon pair would be fun:)
Author's Response: Thank you for your lovely comment. The whole Feanorian family turned up a few chapters before - they wanted to take Jeli home because she was Feanor in her previous life. They were a few bright chapters lol
'Because a husband's place is beside his husband', a saying he conveniently forgot when he went off with the Ring Party.
So many lovely litte snippets like this one:)
I have lost track of the story and was so pleased to see an update- had to go back though and remind myslef who Snotgobbler is!! (And I have lost complete track of the relationships:/)
Author's Response: Thank you for your lovely comment. I can give a bit of a run down of the relationships if you want. I am glad you are still enjoying the story :)
Uurgh! For a beautiful lynx, Snotgobbler is seriously revolting!
Poor Arwen, but good on Galadriel for biting the warriors who did this to her. However bad Arwen is, I can't help feeling she's milking the situation for all it's worth. If she recovers, she won't let anyone forget what she endured.
Author's Response: She is quite vile lol I suspect Arwen is milking the situation. I hope she lives! :) Thank you for your lovely comment.
Snotgobler is the BEST name ever for a cat!!!
Author's Response: It was my sister's nickname from when she was a kid because she used to eat her own bogeys. My dad called her that because he thought it might shame her into stopping. It didn't work - she was addicted to them lololol I am pleased you enjoyed it, Fin x
I do love this notion of wonderful and great First Age elves being elflings once again with all that innocence.
Author's Response: I always wondered what they were like as kids :) I am pleased you enjoyed it, Fin x
What a great image to leave me with!! The most ridiculous conga line ever and Erestor balancing a spoon with Galadriel the snake saying drop it! Great fun as always.
Author's Response: I cannot imagine Ereolas being part of a conga line - so I put it in lol I am pleased you enjoyed it, Fin x
And that had me laughing so loudly my husband wanted to know what I was laughing at! Love that Ereolas and Legolas are reconciled and that Arwen sticks her oar in!
Author's Response: IPoor Ereolas - Arwen really has got it n for him - still he is a grown elf, he can stick up for himself lol I am pleased you enjoyed it, Fin x
I hate snakes but oh, how I love this one!!
She snuggled her head against Erestor’s cheek. “There, I did not insult your dreadful ion, even though he does have ears so large he appears deformed.”
Naledi’s mouth hung open, while Maglor gave a superior smile.
“Ereolas does not have big ears,” Erestor said with a sigh. “Gildor meant that he can hear better than other elves. Really, Arwen, you will pick up on any excuse to be rude about Ereolas. You should not insult Naledi either.”
“It is what he deserves,” Arwen hissed. “It is what she deserves as well. Don’t even ask me to apologise, because I won’t.” She reared up and snuggled against the side of Erestor’s face, her expression rapt, as if filled with ecstasy. “Most honourable and heroic Master, no elf here is worthy even to touch the hem of your robe. None are as great or as handsome as you and never will they be so.”
“That is very true.” Erestor stroked his finger under Arwen’s scaly head and she looked as if she might explode with joy.
Arwen is probably my favouraite character in htse chapters- so wittiy and bonkers! So in ,ove with Erestor and just hilariously funny.
Author's Response: I love writing Arwen, which is why I got the Valar to make her immortal. If I told her this she would be scornful and probably bite me lol I am pleased you enjoyed it, Fin x
“As I adore her,” Erestor replied. “But I will not tolerate her rudeness to my ionen.” He kissed the top of Arwen’s head and stroked under her chin, while she snivelled loudly. “Now Arwen, you need to go back in my pocket and go to sleep for a while, so that you wake up in a better temper.” Before she could say anything, he stuffed her back in her hiding place. Arwen shouted that she would not go to sleep and would spend the time plotting her revenge. Erestor did not answer. From his pocket, we could hear mutterings and plans being made. She sounded like an old human woman who has lost her mind through age. She mentioned my name several times.
You make me laugh! So funny to think of hte ridiculous snake muttering revenge having been stuffed back into Erestor's pocket!! And Erestor deliberately terrorosing Shake-a-spear. Wonderful.
Author's Response: I really like writing Arwen. Poor Shake-a-speare, he has Ereolas' protection now, so he might be all right lol I am pleased you enjoyed it, Fin x
Love the silliness of all this - with Mandy and Sweetie drinking lemonade on the lawn and soppiness all round. So glad to have time to pick this up again:D
Author's Response: There is even more silliness to come :) I am pleased you enjoyed it, Fin x
argh! Another cliffhanger! Tease.
Love this philosphical conversation, Glorfindel. And the little asides Oropher has- especially when he feels slighted by Eru's comment about his scientific papers! As always, off the wall, eccentrically funny and ever so slightly bonkers! Love it.
Author's Response: I am the cliffy queen lol I enjoyed writing the conversation because Ereolas dared not argue and Eru knew it while trumping him loads :) I am pleased you enjoyed it, Fin xx
What a lovely, cathartic chapter, Glorfindel. It feels very peaceful but I wonder what surprise you have for us next?!
Author's Response: There will be surprises :) You know what I am like lol I am pleased you enjoyed it, Fin x
whoa! Oropher in love with Galadriel!!! That's an intersting twist- but hardly unexpected. He seems to have been in love with half the world in one life or another:D He has so much love to give, and so gloriously unashamed! Love Eru's insistence that he glorified his name- what an ego!!!
Author's Response: Ereolas loving Galadriel did not come as a surprise to me either lol Perhaps Ereolas has too much love to give. I am pleased you enjoyed it, Fin x
Oh- that's lovely. So Manwë, who does get a very bad press in most fanfic, including earlier chapters /stories of yours, is really a Good Guy and has a special spot for Oropher. Lovely. (I hope its all very platonic or there might be some real issues with Cirdan!!)
Author's Response: It seems Manwe isn't the nasty we all thought he was - including me lol I am sure it is platonic. At least, I hope so lol Fin x
Rárávëa suggested that when they needed to kill the servants they should not do it in front of me because I was so easily upset. Both of them were sure I would grow out of it, but I never did.
How I love those two bonkers monarchs!
pulled on Lord Manwe’s robe, my hand covered in cream from one of the gateaux growing on Lady Este’s cake trees. Lord Manwë looked down at me, as if he were an ada smiling indulgently at his firstborn. He picked me up in his arms and kissed my cheek. I laughed and held onto his ear as I licked the cake cream from my hand.
Only you could write this!
Laughing loudly right now!!
Author's Response: Orelaurea and Raravea are so much fun to write. I am pleased I made you laugh. Fin x
As always, Glorfindel, this is a true deligth but I really think this is one of my favourite chapters- from the real bliss and happiness that you really MADE me feel, to the fur knickers, and the 'bad kitty' ears. (there has to be a franchise!). Coming back froim holiday and catching up- this is one of my favourite catch-ups.
Author's Response: I am really pleased you enjoyed the chapter so much :D I hope you had a lovely holiday. Fin x
Ah! Worked out I had to uncheck the tiny mce box.
Wow - this is like the final judgement! I bet eru is going through the same thing with everyone at once. Nearly teared up when eru said he loved ereolas. Beautiful moment. I wonder what the outcome will be.
Author's Response: It's not the final judgement but Eru is doing it for a reason :D I am pleased you enjoyed it, Fin x