Awesome to see an update, I thought you'd maybe given up on the story! Really enjoyed Radagasts antics and I'm keen to see more of his relationship with Legolas. Keep writitng!!!!
OMG,OMG,OMG!!! It's here! And its sappy!! I LOVE it!
Ok, sorry lost my cool for a minute there... Great job Meleth. You never disappoint ;)
Just checking in. Still watching in anticipation ;)
After being in the hospital for 3 weeks I finally get to come home to my beloved laptop and I fine THIS waiting for me!! I couldn't imagine a better day!!!
This is the absolute sweetest vision of the twins relationship that I've seen in a long time. And Arasael is such an interesting character I cant wait to see more of him.
Great job Meleth; you've really made my day ;)
YES! I'm so excited to see the update, I was beginning to think the story was a gonner. Please keep going! I'm delighted that Arasael might have foudn soem peace and healing within himself and it's interestignt o see the twins realization of the change in their relationship. I like how frank the twins were about what they wanted and I'm hoping to maybe see a similar night spent by Elrond and Legolas? :D
Thank you very much! I am glad you enjoyed the chapter.
I had a really difficult time figuring out how to go about this chapter, that´s one of the reasons why it took so long.
The next chapter will wrap up and explain some more the happenings of the night, so Elrond and Legolas will have to wait a little more.
They just had their fun, didn´t they? ^^
Just wanted to check in and let you know; we're still watching, waiting, and in some casing rereading :) and in every case hoping to see new life. This is an amazing plot and full of characters that readers can't help but love and long to see again. I myself am a heavy reader of books and fanfiction alike, there are a few fics I tend to return to time and again by only a very select few authors I keep weekly tabs on. This story is one of those that I check on ever week, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Hope to see another great chaper soon. :)
Thank you for staying with me!
I can´t begin to describe how sorry I am to have kept you waiting for so long!
I have many favorite authors myself where I always return to, hoping to se an update.
It is a great honor to know that there is at least one person out there that is doing the same for me.
I just came out of the art block of my life, but that´s over now and I plan to write more regularly again from now on.
Thank you so much for continuing this story. I first read it quite a long time ago and was hoping you would be adding more to this tale. I ran across it again yesterday and was very pleased to see that it had been expanded. Your ability to weave a story is excellent, and I truly hope that you continue and finish this adventure. Thank you.
Thank you! You are too kind.
It is good to know that I have not discouraged you by the long wait between chapters.
This story is my baby, I won´t give it up like that! I have so much more I want to write, so many scenes that swirl through my brain and want to be shared.
Erethren is pouting :(
Thank you, thank you for continuing this story. I read this a few years ago and loved it then, and I asked if you would be continuing it in the future. Here it is the future, and it grew ten chapters since the last time I saw it. I'm very much looking forward to the rest of the story. Thank you again for sharing this story.
Can´t believe that my baby is already 2 years old...
Feels like yesterday that sat here and was scared shitless of how you people would take up DUMP.
Thank you for staying tuned! I wouldn´t have been able to keep it up without wonderful, heart-warming comments like this.
Oh! Wonderful beyond expectations, Meleth!
Talk about public scandal, wow! And Erestor has my respect for his little stunt. I do hope to see more of Arasael and the twins, and Elrond best do some apologizing.
As always, pins and needles Love, Pins And Needles, ;)
Awwwwww.... You are too kind, my dear!
It means much to me to know that you enjoy the story so far!
If you want to read more about the twins and Arasael you´ll like the next chapter.
I´m on it!
I'm not sure whether to be happy or sad now (apart from being happy at the update! ;) ). I was kinda rooting for Arwen and Legolas for once, their innocent relationship was quite endearing, but at the same time I'm all for Elrond and Legolas... I eagerly await where this is going!
I'm glad his brothers are letting him make his own decisions but the breaking of the collar was horrible. I hope he never experiences that (at least in a bad way) again.
But looking at it all from Arwen's POV was pretty tragic with her deciding she had seen their future together.
Overall, I'm keen for more! I'm really looking forward to seeing how this all resolves.
P.S. - Arasael and the twins are adorable together!
Thank you for your support!
I could tell you Legola sand Elrond have the worst behind them, but... you´ll see. ^^
They have only made the firs steps in the right direction, after all.
And poor Arwen... I fell somewhat terrible for playing with her like that, but be assured, she´ll find her true happyness in the end (as we all know). ; )
The next chapter is going to be an intermission - all about the twins and Arasael, so stay tuned!
I enjoyed reading this very much!
Erotic moments in your story are really great!
I don't hold any prejudice against Arwen but she is not my favourite character... So I am happy for Legolas and Elrond now ;-)
Thank you very much!
To behonest, I didn´t like Arwen much when I started writing this story, but she really grew on me.
She was much more arrogant in my first draft, but that quickly changed to naivete and misinformation, stemming from the lecture of too many bad romance novels maybe.
Legolas and Elrond still have a long way to go, but I am glad you approve of the direction I am taking this. ^^
Sh@t!!! Legols is an object again! Where is the real love.?
Now where would be the fun in that? ^^
There are still a few chapters left until that happens,
so I can set all involved up for a rollercoaster ride of emotions (Readers included).
And Leggy is no object, he´s a Bain Níf and did enter willingly into servitude.
Remember that, although he does (or will again) wear a collar, it is a contract he entered into.
A contract can be dissolved by both sides anytime. It is a practice among elves, not orcs or humans after all. ;)
Hey Meleth Just thought I'd check in and let that we are still watching and waiting for the next chapter. You've done an outstanding work on this story and it'd break quite a few hearts if it die in it's sleep, so please reviewers let's show that we are still here shall we?! Keep up the good work Meleth :)
Aaaaaaah! I swear this story is not gonna die, especially not after that cliffy!
I promise to continue, but sadly I am stuck on a very important scene near the end of the next chapter.
I will try to get it done this weekend and update as soon as Laikwa is done with the beta-reading. I promise. ^^
I could cry knowing that my baby is liked so! Never thought my first long fanfiction would gather such faithful followers.
Thank you sooo much for your kind words and encouragement!
I just realised I never left a review for you latest chapter. I'm eagerly waiting for more - that was quite a cliffhanger to leave us on!
The innocence of the relationship with Arwen is so sweet and it contrasts so perfectly with the passion between Legolas and Elrond but I was sad to see those two part even though it was inevitable. And I'm intrigued to see where things go between Arasael and the twins. Your potrayal of him as more of a symbol of war to his people more than person is heartbreaking but very fitting. I hope he finds some happiness in the end ;)
All in all.... I'm eagerly watching for the next installment!
I am so sorry to keep you waiting! I am glad you enjoyed the story so far, but sadly I am stuck on a certain scene near the end of the next chapter.
I will try to get it done this weekend and update as soon as Laikwa id done with the beta-reading. I promise. ^^
Arasael and the twins... yeah you are gonna read a little more about those three. I was not sure how you guys were gonna take him upp, but I am hapy to know him received well.
Another part of the dreadflly long delay is that I am working on a picture of my three Mirkwood princes.
Thak you sooo much for your kind words!
I love this story. It is so delicate and entertaining. I've been following it since June last year and waiting impatiently for every new chapter.
I admire your skill in creating names for your characters and I was once again taken aback today when I read Galadriel's nickname "Laurevanion". It sounds so simple and yet so beautiful.
In fact, I really enjoyed whole anecdote about the fisherman. It was touching and Tolkien-style in a way of gently teaching not to take others for granted.
Well, all in all I must admit I am saddened by this chapter. I have been a fan of Elrond/Legolas relationship in this fic. I thought that Arwen was too young and had the future with Aragorn before her... Or maybe was I too naive to expect Elrond and Legolas to fall in love? All in all, Celebrian is waiting on the western shores...
Still, I cannot help but hope that the feelings between the Lord and the Prince will somehow be developing, that it is not really a goodbye.
What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for your kind words!
To have the professor mentioned in reference to my writing is the greatest possible honor!
The names I use are generated from the Sindarin/Quenya Name Frame on elffetish.com. Check it out!
I love knowing who has been following the stoy so far and I am glad you joined the community so I can get to know you.
And do not despair, I don´t want to spoil too much, but this story will fit into the canon story of LOTR in the end. ^^
Oh, oh... someone is in deep trouble! Though the pair had it coming, honestly...
Glad to see an update!
Thanks, my dear! Glad to know you are still following!
Yes, I don´t think it really surprised anyone that the two finally got caught (again).
I´ll try to update more regularly from now on, Real life has settled down again. ^^
Just lovely! This was by far one of my favorite chapters in this story! Arwen is too sweet and innocent still. I can see why Legolas is so worried... Poor Elrond is going to have a hard time with this one; but I think that for Legolas it will be much harder... If Arwen finds out, what a scandal it will be!! Not only for imladris, by the wood aswel!
This is really a perfect set up Meleth! And well worth the wait! :) thank you!!
Really? I was so insecure about this chapter...
But I guess I did well enough if I get such lovely reviews. ^^
You will see in the next chapter whether your predictions are going to come true.
I don´t want to spoil anything, but it is not gonna stay all flowers and fluffy rabbits.
Wonderful story, thank you for continuing it.
Thank you for staying with me.
YEY!!!! I'm so happy to see an update! I don't know whether I'm happy that Legolas and Arwen's relationship is progressing or sad that his relationship with Elrond might have to end - but still... YEY! Their carefree run through the forest was very charming too :) I'm looking forward to more!
I am glad you stayed tuned. Forgive me for the long delay!
I promise the next chapter is going to clear things up, so bear with me and wait just a little longer.
The small hint to the 13th Warrior was very funny, and i love this story, the contrast between the silvans and the noldor in special. Great work :)
Thank you very much!
13th Warrior is one of my favorite movies and I am glad that I could make that small anecdote work here.
I am fascinated by the Avarin and Nandorin elves and their refusal to follow through with the Great Journey.
That must have impacted quite heaviliy on their culture and their relations to the other elves.
Glad you liked it!
Just checking in to let you know that we are still watching for updates. Your a wonderfully talented writer and I'm sure I speak for more than just me, when I say we are on pins and needles, wanting and waiting to see what happens next! ;)
I am so sorry for keeping you waiting!
I got stuck in th middle of the next chapter because I have to move, but I´ll try to finish soonest.
With awesome readers like you, how could I just abandon this story? Impossible!!!
Next chapter will herald a change in the story line. ; )
Once again, a very enjoyable chapter! Nandorin seems fascinating and I like how Legolas is swept away and just blends in with the people where his brothers are more noble and commanding. Arasael's story was amazing too and Legolas clearly has at least admiration for his brothers if not love.
The fact that Thranduil had nothign better to do than bug his older sons when Legolas was away made me giggle too :D
(And for the record, I think your grasp of English is very good. I actually had no idea it wasn't your native language so don't be discouraged to keep writing please!)
Thank you again for your kind words.
This review made my day!
I am glad you like my take on the royal family of Mirkwood as well as their culture.
There will be more to come of both.
It is really funny how I love to read stories featuring an evil Thranduil best,
but can´t help but depict him as a caring and over-protective father myself.
To be honest I was indeed a bit discouraged earlier, but I am far too stubborn to stop here. ^^
Next chapter is halfway finished and I should have more time to write in the coming weeks,
so I hope I´ll be able to update soon.
I like the story, but your poor grasp of English is ruining it for me. By the way..."muster" does not mean what you think it means. Look it up or stop using it. Things like this are VERY distracting to a good story line.
Thank you for your critique.
English is not my first language, but I work hard to improve.
I read "to muster" quite a few times used in that context, so I never bothered to look it up.
Thank you for pointing that out for me!
You would be most welcome to have look at one of the later chapters and see if my english had gotten any better.
Loved Arasael's story and the whistle language is intriguing! And all in all the brotherly interaction was very sweet :)
Thank you! Glad you took a liking to him. ^^
Arasael´s scars and the story to them was actually a last-minute decision.