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10/15/18 02:32 pm
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who of my music-loving OCs might be interested in playing the nyckelharpa/keyed fiddle... *ggg* )
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The story of Legolas, Elrohir and Maewen in Valinor. A Silvan child runs free and safe in Valinor but how free is he? A mother and son remain sundered; is there any path back to togetherness for them? 



Rating: Teen
Category: Fiction
Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, Legolas, OFC, OMC, Thranduil
Content: Angst, Het, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Slash
Challenge: None
Series: Darkness
Chapter: 26 Completed: Yes
Words: 58615 Read: 5812
Published: September 28, 2017 Updated: May 04, 2018

Story notes:

This is a sequel to Fire Dancing Upon Our Souls. It's really going to help if you have read that beforehand.....And Light of a Thousand Stars....and Darkness in Your Heart. 


Synopsis of the most important points.

Legolas had an older brother Laerion who died protecting him while they were fighting in the Greenwood. 

His Mother could not deal with his death and fled to Valinor while Legolas was away fighting in the south. She did not say goodbye to him. 

Legolas has a Silvan partner, Maewen he has loved since they were young but Silvan do not restrict themselves to one love as the Noldor do. They are fluidly polygamous, so Legolas and Elrohir also have a connection as do Maewen and Erynion, Legolas' childhood friend. The story of these is told in "Fire"

Legolas suffered a traumatic injury he nearly did not survive in Minas Tirith after the Ring War. It has left him damaged in ways you will see later. 

I think that's all. 


This is especially for Naledi my incredibly regular reviewer who didn't want Aragorn,

NelyafinweFeanorion who knows my characters SO well,

and UnnamedElement my most esteemed beta! 

Credit for the title goes to Bob Dylan. It's from a quote of his: No-one is free—even the birds are chained to the sky, which fits my Legolas in Valinor perfectly, 

1. Chapter 1 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 5] (2445 words)

Note: There is more than one Estel in my universe. Aragorn is not the only one. 

2. Chapter 2 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 3] (3323 words)

3. Chapter 3 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 3] (2236 words)

The injury his Father suffered that Estel describes here is written about in "Fire Dancing Upon Our Souls" if you are curious. 

Legolas' skill as an artist is described in "King and Princes"

4. Chapter 4 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 2] (3200 words)

5. Chapter 5 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 3] (2323 words)

6. Chapter 6 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 4] (2081 words)

7. Chapter 7 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 3] (2118 words)

8. Chapter 8 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 3] (2029 words)

I strongly recommend you read the oneshot "Protector of Dreams" before reading this chapter! 

9. Chapter 9 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 2] (2035 words)

10. Chapter 10 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 4] (2026 words)

11. Chapter 11 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 3] (2105 words)

12. Chapter 12 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 3] (2695 words)

13. Chapter 13 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 4] (2395 words)

14. Chapter 14 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 3] (2295 words)

15. Chapter 15 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 2] (1898 words)

This chapter is short, sorry, but I felt this was all it needed.

16. Chapter 16 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 4] (1915 words)

The accident Elrohir and Estel talk about here is described in “Fire Dancing Upon Our Souls” 

17. Chapter 17 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 5] (2539 words)

The story Legolas tells Estel of his bad reaction to medicinal herbs happens in “Hands of the King”

18. Chapter 18 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 4] (2445 words)

Thanks to NelyafinweFeanorion who helped me manage Legolas during this very difficult chapter to write!

A word before you read this. I need to remind those of you who have read “Fire Dancing upon Our Souls” .... and point it out to those of you who haven’t, that Legolas suffered significant brain damage in the accident that happened during that story. Though he presents as normal and functions remarkably well, brain damage, especially as far as emotional control goes does not ever go away. Even in an elf. 

We cannot judge him against the same bar we use to judge others. :-)

P.S. Legolas’ story about Aragorn and the medicine is in “Hands of the King”

19. Chapter 19 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 2] (2599 words)

20. Chapter 20 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 2] (2281 words)

Sorry for being awol for awhile. 

For anyone still reading this, last time we saw Estel he had had a meltdown, told his father he hated him and done a runner.....


now we we see where he went! 

21. Chapter 21 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 2] (2284 words)

Legolas and Maewens problems, when they almost gave up on each other, are described in “Darkness in Your Heart” 

22. Chapter 22 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 2] (1858 words)

Short chapter ....sorry, not sorry. It had to break here. 

23. Chapter 23 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 3] (2086 words)

24. Chapter 24 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 3] (1972 words)

25. Chapter 25 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 2] (2080 words)

26. Chapter 26 by cheekybeak [Reviews - 2] (1352 words)

And so we reach the end......and I must say goodbye to little Estel, (which is kind of sad) but at least Legolas is in better shape now!