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Reviews For Elwing's Balrog

Name: Gabriel (Signed) · Date: October 20, 2017 3:40 · For: Elwing's Balrog
Hi Keiliss! Wow! You've built such a wonderful story here.

I can't get enough of your Gil. I think I've fallen in love with him! So delectable.

His relationship with Elwing is so beautiful! It had me thinking of all these ideas for a fic. I just love how she seeks him out when she wants the honest truth. Not her Lords, not Rueth no one else but Gil. That must chafe! That a little Sindar Queen finds the company of a Noldor King more valuable than their own.

It's a lovely snapshot of her new life in Sirion. You seem to take seemingly ordinary situations and make them so interesting.

Elwing just finds him this solid strength at her back. And there's this power growing within her, who's going to tutor her on that subject? No one can! Gil seems to be the only one who has the sense and patience and wisdom to help her through it. Best man for the job!

He helps her understand herself, her fears, anything that is perplexing without glossing it over. And do I detect a little infatuation with him, for she notices his eyes are light blue and he sports dimples. I would think that anyone who didn't notice little things about someone else's features wouldn't be holding a little something for them. Maybe I'm just reading to much into it. I do that sometimes, get so engrossed in a story and/or the characters that I see things that aren't there, that maybe I'd like to be there. Lol.

Anyway Keiliss, great and meaningful story. I love all these little anecdotes on the day in the life of the little Queen. Looking forward to many more. :)

Author's Response:

Loved this review, thank you so much!! It's such an amazing feeling when someone reads a fic that came from the heart and really 'gets' it, all the little touches and subtext.  Her people are going to be unhappy with the amount of trust she puts in Gil as time passes, yes, and there are stories there too -- just they're notes in a folder still because there is a chain of ideas I want to follow that lead to a big story that I still need to find my way into.  I was thinking about trying the short pieces during NaNo next month.... So -- no Elwing for a while, though there are a bunch of Gil-centric fics I'll post over the next few weeks.

I think Gil sees her as almost a kid sister - they have stuff in common, like both being royal orphans, and he knows there's no one amongst her own people who see her as a young girl rather than a political pawn.  And I think she does have a tiny bit of a crush, yes. Well, she's 12, it's natural enough :D .Someone once suggested I should write an AU where Gil and Elwing marry and I admit I've been tempted - it would be interesting to see how huge a difference that one little change to the canon would make. But not any time soon, lol!

Hey, sometimes I also see things the writer didn't intend. I think it's a compliment - it means the characters felt real enough for speculation. In this case though, you noticed something I was aware of but hadn't focused on :)

 

 



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