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Alquien
07/26/17 03:23 pm
Hi everyone! I'm back, and I had a great time! Now to unpack, nap and eat some more lol -- back eventually! ::hugs to all::
Naledi
07/25/17 08:53 pm
I was only thinking about her earlier today. It's such a tragedy. RIP Nightwing.
ziggy
07/25/17 05:26 pm
Some v sad news for those long serving fanfic writers and readers; Nightwing passed away 2 weeks ago. Cancer. May she have rest now.
Naledi
07/25/17 12:36 pm
Yay - Glad you're getting better, Ziggy. And a Black Arrow update - what more could I ask for?
ziggy
07/25/17 12:33 pm
Hello sparkyTAs! You too:) And Spiced! Just posted a silly chapter of Black Arrow to say thank you to everyone:) I am loads better.
SparkyTAS
07/25/17 05:05 am
Ziggy, so glad you're back and doing well.
Spiced Wine
07/23/17 09:34 pm
I'm so glad to hear that, Ziggy! Take it easy :)
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07/23/17 01:12 am
Thanks Spiced- yes, loads better thank you- slower than I expected but getting there:)
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07/20/17 10:19 pm
I hope you had a lovely time, Naledi. And Ziggy, I hope you are recovering well
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Thanks, Ziggy. Oh no - heaven forbid that the Shoutbox should be civilised! It sounds like things need to be shaken up!
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The Returnverse Stories. by curiouswombat
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Summary:

The original story 'Return of The Key' starts at the end of the Ring War, and ends with a brief scene after Legolas and Gimli, and others, have arrived in Valinor.

The other stories in the series were written as I began to fill in some of those long gaps between the two main parts of the story, and then the time period covered in the epilogue.

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Now, early 2014, there are also stories set in Valinor right up to, and past, the last line of 'Return of The Key'...
Categories: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Elladan, Elrohir, Éowyn, Faramir, Gandalf, Gimli, Legolas, OFC, OMC, Orophin, Rúmil, Thranduil
Content: Angst, Crossover, Drama, Erotica, Explicit Sex, Het, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Kink, Mystery, Romance
Challenges: None
Parent Series: None
Stories: 26
Series Type: Closed



Title: Return of The Key by curiouswombat
Rated: Teen [Reviews - 72]
Summary:

The ancient mystical force of The Key finds its way back to its home dimension - unfortunately still in a human body, and suffocating under a pile of bodies in Middle Earth.

While Dawn comes to terms with her new surroundings, and the existence of elves, her sister is trying to get her back...

This is NOT a Tenth Walker fic, and NOT a Legomance. Some knowledge of Buffy the Vampire Slayer might be useful for this first story - but not essential.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Frodo, Gandalf, Gimli, Legolas, Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck, OFC, Orophin, Peregrin "Pippin" Took, Rúmil, Samwise "Sam" Gamgee
Content: Angst, Crossover, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 17 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 65490 | Read count: 30792

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Published: July 24, 2011 | Updated: July 30, 2011




Title: You Gotta Have Faith by curiouswombat
Rated: Mature [Reviews - 2]
Summary: In the last chapter of Return of The Key the sons of Elrond get to spend some time with Faith the Vampire Slayer. This is the story of those few hours...
Category: Fiction
Characters: Elladan, Elrohir
Content: Crossover, Erotica, Het
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 7563 | Read count: 1513

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Published: August 03, 2011 | Updated: August 03, 2011




Title: Starlight Bathing by curiouswombat
Rated: Explicit [Reviews - 9]
Summary: A Returnverse story. Considering Dawn/Tind
Category: Fiction
Characters: Celeborn, Legolas, OFC, Rúmil
Content: Crossover, Erotica, Explicit Sex, Het, Romance
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 3 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 12949 | Read count: 4685

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Published: August 10, 2011 | Updated: August 12, 2011




Title: Mortal Illness by curiouswombat
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 5]
Summary: A Return of The Key 'verse ficlet. Elves find some things very scary...
Category: Fiction
Characters: OFC, Orophin, Rúmil
Content: Vignette
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 521 | Read count: 2233

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Published: August 20, 2011 | Updated: August 20, 2011




Title: Brotherhood by curiouswombat
Rated: Mature [Reviews - 83]
Summary: A'Returnverse' tale of travel, discovery, orcs, angst, intrigue, kidnap... and occasional sex.

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Category: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Elladan, Elrohir, Éomer, Éowyn, Faramir, Gimli, Legolas, OFC, Orophin, Rúmil
Content: Action/Adventure, Angst, Crossover, Explicit Sex, Het, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 34 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 145652 | Read count: 65140

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Published: August 23, 2011 | Updated: November 23, 2011




Title: Strawberry Kisses. by curiouswombat
Rated: Teen [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Tind
Category: Fiction
Characters: OFC, OMC
Content: Erotica
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 1024 | Read count: 2182

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Published: November 27, 2011 | Updated: November 27, 2011




Title: Educating Éowyn by curiouswombat
Rated: Mature [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

Éowyn learns some of her 'facts' about elves may not be quite as genuine as she thought.  This is a story set in the Returnverse. It takes place in the year after Brotherhood, before Tindómë, Rumil, and Orophin move to Eryn Ithil.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Éowyn, Faramir, Legolas
Content: Erotica, Het, Humor
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 7896 | Read count: 3161

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Published: December 21, 2011 | Updated: December 21, 2011




Title: A Tale in the Hall of Fire by curiouswombat
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 2]
Summary: A short seasonal tale. Set in the Returnverse, Tind
Category: Fiction
Characters: OFC
Content: Gen
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 2060 | Read count: 1764

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Published: December 23, 2011 | Updated: December 23, 2011




Title: Stormy Nights in Imladris by curiouswombat
Rated: Explicit [Reviews - 11]
Summary:

Follows 'A Tale in The Hall of Fire'. Elrohir and Elladan help Tindómë 'broaden her education'.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, OFC
Content: Erotica, Explicit Sex
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 2 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 11799 | Read count: 4440

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Published: December 30, 2011 | Updated: January 03, 2012




Title: Left Behind! by curiouswombat
Rated: Mature [Reviews - 10]
Summary: Completed Returnverse story. Featuring the Ithilien Elves, and Tind
Category: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Éowyn, Legolas, OFC, OMC, Orophin, Rúmil
Content: Action/Adventure, Angst, Erotica, Explicit Sex, Het
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 6 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 20673 | Read count: 9401

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Published: January 20, 2012 | Updated: February 08, 2012




Title: Winter Tale by curiouswombat
Rated: Mature [Reviews - 36]
Summary: Completed Returnverse story; Tind
Category: Fiction
Characters: Legolas, OFC, Orophin, Rúmil, Thranduil
Content: Action/Adventure, Drama, Erotica, Het, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 11 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 42483 | Read count: 16607

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Published: February 25, 2012 | Updated: April 12, 2012




Title: In The Winter Garden by curiouswombat
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 16]
Summary:

Something very strange is happening in Éowyn's garden. Could Tindómë, or Haldirin, be the key to the mystery?
In the heat of the Ithilien summer Éowyn is finding life quiet with her own family all away from home. But things are not really quite as calm and tranquil as she thinks they are. Nor, necessarily, quite so warm and summery.
A Returnverse story originally written as a Plot Without Porn challenge on Live Journal, and inspired by a photo which you will find in the first chapter.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Éowyn, Legolas, OFC, OMC, Orophin, Rúmil
Content: Gen, Mystery
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 9 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 21202 | Read count: 11455

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Published: May 01, 2012 | Updated: June 09, 2012




Title: The Right Kind of Shield by curiouswombat
Rated: Mature [Reviews - 9]
Summary: Fed up with predatory Gondorian noblewomen, Legolas discovers...the right kind of shield. Returnverse story.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Gimli, Legolas, OFC
Content: Explicit Sex, Humor
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 2 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 3266 | Read count: 3537

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Published: June 26, 2012 | Updated: June 30, 2012




Title: The Man in Black by curiouswombat
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Returnverse story, set during King Elessar's Golden Jubilee celebrations - but seen from Haldirin's, 'teenage,' point of view. Haldirin finds that mortals, mainly, change too quickly... except one.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Faramir, Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck, OMC, Peregrin "Pippin" Took
Content: Mystery
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 2411 | Read count: 1142

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Published: July 08, 2012 | Updated: July 08, 2012




Title: Voices in the Wind by curiouswombat
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Returnverse story. Haldirin visits the now deserted Lothlorien with Rumil and Orophin - and finds it is not as deserted as he had been told... Set 4 or 5 years after 'The Man in Black' and 'The Right Kind of Shield'.
Category: Fiction
Characters: OFC, OMC, Orophin, Rúmil
Content: Drama
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 3522 | Read count: 1245

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Published: July 15, 2012 | Updated: July 15, 2012




Title: Harvest Moon by curiouswombat
Rated: Teen [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Returnverse story. Something happens to make Tind
Category: Fiction
Characters: Éowyn, OFC, Rúmil
Content: Gen, Het, Romance
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 2642 | Read count: 1790

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Published: July 22, 2012 | Updated: July 22, 2012




Title: First Kiss by curiouswombat
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Returnverse, short piece. Haldirin is ninety, a young adult, enjoying learning about females...
Category: Fiction
Characters: OFC, OMC
Content: Romance
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 637 | Read count: 1259

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Published: August 01, 2012 | Updated: August 01, 2012




Title: Dust by curiouswombat
Rated: Teen [Reviews - 25]
Summary:

Tolkien tells us that, after King Elessar died, Legolas built a ship and sailed West, accompanied by Gimli. This is a story of that time, a time of mortal deaths, preparations... and The Key.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Elladan, Elrohir, Gimli, Legolas, OFC, OMC, Orophin, Rúmil, Thranduil
Content: Action/Adventure, Angst, Character Death, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 9 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 28157 | Read count: 9049

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Published: August 08, 2012 | Updated: September 23, 2012




Title: Taking Comfort by curiouswombat
Rated: Teen [Reviews - 7]
Summary: Side story to 'Dust', where Legolas says Galanthir will 'keep me from melancholy' after Aragorn's funeral...
Category: Fiction
Characters: Legolas, OMC
Content: Hurt/Comfort, Slash
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 1603 | Read count: 1436

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Published: August 23, 2012 | Updated: August 23, 2012




Title: True Likeness by curiouswombat
Rated: Mature [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Set during the last chapters of Dust. Rumil is sorting out his pictures; what to take West, and what not to...
Category: Fiction
Characters: Arwen, OFC, Rúmil
Content: Erotica, Vignette
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 944 | Read count: 1484

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Published: October 04, 2012 | Updated: October 04, 2012




Title: Where Is Love? by curiouswombat
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

A small elfling arrives in The West expecting to be reunited with his parents.  Set in the Returnverse, this is the story of Tharhîwon the Winter Elfling from 'In The Winter Garden'.

 


Category: Fiction
Characters: Celebrían, Elrond, Frodo, Galadriel, Gandalf, OMC
Content: Angst, Gen, Hurt/Comfort
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 5867 | Read count: 829

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Published: March 22, 2014 | Updated: March 22, 2014




Title: Immigrants by curiouswombat
Rated: Mature [Reviews - 18]
Summary: Legolas, Gimli, and over 100 of the previous residents of Eryn Ithil are trying to adjust to life in The New World (as one party member thinks of it...).
Category: Fiction
Characters: Celebrían, Elrond, Frodo, Galadriel, Gandalf, Gimli, Legolas, OFC, Orophin, Rúmil, Samwise "Sam" Gamgee
Content: Angst, Drama, Erotica, Het, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 12 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 31364 | Read count: 11633

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Published: October 08, 2012 | Updated: November 16, 2012




Title: Summertime... And The Living Is Easy by curiouswombat
Rated: Teen [Reviews - 2]
Summary: An unseasonal bit of silliness in the Returnverse, as the Elves of Ithilien learn a new skill
Category: Fiction
Characters: Elrond, Erestor, Frodo, OFC, Rúmil
Content: Gen, Humor
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 2348 | Read count: 1253

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Published: December 17, 2012 | Updated: December 17, 2012




Title: The Valinor Trail by curiouswombat
Rated: Mature [Reviews - 57]
Summary:

Returnverse. The Return of Haldir... and Spike. Picking up from the very last line of Return of The Key.  Now Complete.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Celebrían, Elrond, Gandalf, Gimli, Haldir, Legolas, OFC, OMC, Orophin, Rúmil
Content: Action/Adventure, Angst, Character Death, Crossover, Drama
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 29 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 68676 | Read count: 21722

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Published: December 28, 2012 | Updated: July 10, 2014




Title: Recipes for Reminiscing by curiouswombat
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Returnverse Recipe Fic -seven drabbles, seven recipes, a young elf in a kitchen, an underlying story. 


Category: Fiction
Characters: Frodo, Gimli, Legolas, OMC
Content: Gen, Hurt/Comfort, Vignette
Challenge: None
Series: The Returnverse Stories.
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 1879 | Read count: 845

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Published: August 02, 2014 | Updated: August 02, 2014