Nice conclusion! I loved Melpomaen*s shamelessness. Perfect for Vanimore. And I can not believe that he and Elgalad finally broke Vanimore. Wonderful, awesome story! Thank you.
Little Melopmaen? He certainly does not act like a child in this chapter! The scene was wonderful, the release of the tension, the fear into something much better. How interesting/funny to see Mel as the protector here, clearly caring for this elf he really does not know, trying to make him as comfortable as possible, even including sex... Of course then again, it might just have been a reason for Mel to have sex... LOL
Author's Response: Mel's author always calls him 'Little Mel' in her stories. I had to go and read them before I wrote this.
Oh oh, is Melpomaen in trouble or not? So sad, to have all those silvan warriors die! Especially these last two, whom we actually got to know! I certainly hope Mel is incorrect in his assumption that the others must be dead, of course that would be a major shift away from your AU, and you said it would stay very close to it... I have to go wash dishes, but will read more later...
Well- there is nothing cute or fluffy in htis- but the gritty reality of orc capture and the horror and fear overwhelming `Elgalad. Mel gets what he wants but there is such generosity in the act- it is not just a wild fantsy he is fulfilling but your elves use sex very much as somehting to ground them in the her and now, as healing, as something necessary for life almost.
Author's Response: Thank-you for the review, Ziggy. I think for the Elves, well the way some of us write them d;-) sex is very necessary :D
How have I not read this before!! (hits forehead with hand- duh!) As always, breathtaking prose and the action is fast, visual and exciting and we go from this light, fluffy Mel to the hard reality of the orc attack- I was very much THERE, seeing, hearing- feeling the fear.
Author's Response: Thank-you for reading, Ziggy. Dapperscavenger's Mel is a real character. :)
Ah, Elgalad finally had Van, and Van had pleasure from being taken. It is such an almost happy ending. :D Mel is one naught, shameless elf! Love it, and as usual love your dark twists to the story.
Oh, thank-you Mindirith, for commenting! Lol, Dapper's Mel is a little powerhouse, so I did try to make him a little like hers. :)
Oh, lovely hot sex! I guess Mel really and completely met Elgalad, without knowing much about him at all. Lovely!
Hi again, Mindirith. :) I think Dapper did mention Mel and Elgalad, as well as Mel and Van, so I thought I would write both :)
I love Little Mel! He is such a wonderful, complicated, vibrant elf. I can't imagine the horror he must be going through when the orcs finally arrive, and Alagduin and Fainereg get killed (at least I hope they both are killed, and are not going to be captured. They have suffered enough.)
I love Dapper's Mel too. he is so unusual, and nothing like as he appears to be, people are always so protective of him, and he looks small and angelic, but is really not at all. :) Thank-you!