What a wonderfully tangled web! Certainly works for me.
Oh this was so clever! I loved the way you solved the little puzzle of Gil-galad's birth so nicely.
You are truly gifted at writing humor. I was laughing so hard in the beginning sections of the story.
And this:"Really Fingon, that is one of the most disgusting things I have ever heard." Galadriel curled her upper lip in contempt. "I do pity your bride to be."
This is an excellent solution for the debacle of Gil-galads questioning origins^^
I'd lost track of this story. So it was you who wrote it! Such a neat way of shoehorning in both canonical fathers.
And poor Celebdil--so memorable that she gets overlooked even by the people who are looking straight at her--and even Fingon doesn't remember her name! At least Orodreth doesn't seem likely to forget who she is!
An interesting take on Gil-galad's heritage. It does seem to work, given most people's propensity to prefer Fingon unattached to a wife. And the metafictional bit at the end worked very well, I thought.
Author's Response: I'm very pleased that you enjoyed this story, and that you found my explanation of Gil-galad's heritage to be plausible. I am also glad that the metafiction worked too. Thank you so much for your kind words.