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100 drabbles with Elrond Half-Elven trough the ages, focussing on the creation of and the living in Rivendell.
Characters: Celebrían, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor
Chapters: 17 | Completed: No | Word count: 1808 | Read count: 10811
Published: July 05, 2013 | Updated: September 08, 2017
Date: September 09, 2017 Title: Chapter 14: Experience
Oh! What a lovely scene and great juxtaposition of the ideas of the two Fëanorions.
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 154]
Thranduil strikes a bargain with his fiery neighbour.
Smaug is dead and Esgaroth is devastated. Thranduil arrives with help
The story of how the black arrow that killed Smaug came to Bard. 'Black Arrow!" said the bowman. "Black arrow! I have saved you to the last. You have never failed me and always I have recovered you. I had you from my father and he from of old. If ever you came from the forges of the true King under the Mountain, go now and speed well!"
It was brought from the Lonely Mountain, from the forges of the true King under the Mountain. But it was taken from Smaug’s horde by someone quite unexpected.
The story of how the Black Arrow came to be in Bard’s hands, and how Legolas got his tattoo.
Chapters: 30 | Completed: No | Word count: 129206 | Read count: 15815
Published: November 01, 2013 | Updated: December 21, 2017
Date: December 22, 2017 Title: Chapter 30: Chapter 30 Dragonsong
Ziggy!!!! Thank you so much for this!
Yes--going to Lathron is exactly what Thalos needs. Interpreting it all and putting it on his skin, a permanent record but lifting it from oppressing his mind.
But he's not quite back to Thalos yet, is he? I'm glad Silaneth found him--she cares so much for him and he should feel her kindred spirit as he recovers.
And now, of course, I want to know more!! I want to know more about these brothers!
Thank you for this whole story but especially this evocative, lyrical chapter about Thalos. You've given us some resolution but also tantalised us with what comes next for this family.
Thank you Nelya-THey'll be back:)
Date: May 09, 2017 Title: Chapter 23: Chapter 23
I didn't know there was a new chapter up! Love love love this chapter. I would hug it if I could!
Legolas and Anglach are just so absolutely adorable in this, I could hug them both. Their tender concern for Bilbo, their relaxed attitude to the whole parley. Anglach trying to feed Bilbo soup--oh my heart--how can he be any more sweet? Legolas singing Bilbo to sleep--I've always thought he did that for the hobbits when the Fellowship was traveling together--it's lovely it started here. . Really their overwhelming concern for Bilbo, over all the other things going on was endearing.
And Laersul!! I love Laersul--he's just a such a solid, reassuring, steadfast presence. So observant and kind. I am so happy he was so concerned about how Bilbo's actions affected Anglach and Legolas and gently schooled Bilbo about that. But oh my goodness! Does Gandalf find out about the ring now??
THank you again, Nelya.
Yes- Gandalf needs to be told about the ring now, and Thranduil certainly knows about it as he says that bit about Bilbo's shadow.
I'm always so glad you like Anglach and Legola sin this- they are a bit daft but so sweet as you say. And Iadmit I ma madly in love with Laersul - he's my hero!!
Thank you for reviewing on both sites my dear. It means a lot.
Rated: Mature [Reviews - 25]
Fingon is recently come of age. Maedhros is recently returned to Tirion. Together they forge an everlasting friendship. Maedhros comes to terms with aspects of himself. Together, the two face the conservative social customs and politics of Noldorin society. Maedhros/Fingon. Depression. Politics of Sexuality.
Characters: Fëanor, Fingolfin, Fingon, Maedhros, Nerdanel
Content: Angst, Explicit Sex, Hurt/Comfort, Slash
Chapters: 9 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 33683 | Read count: 3419
Published: December 03, 2015 | Updated: September 22, 2017
Date: September 19, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Come of Age
I read this all through, in one sitting. I love both Maedhros and Fingon and their relationship. You did such a wonderful job with them both. Poor Maitimo--so burdened, so conflicted, so torn. I had my suspicions that Findekano understood far more than he was letting on and that he was hinting far more than Maitimo was realizing. A lovely progression of their story to their mutual confessions and act of love
Author's Response: Oh wow, thank you for this review! I really enjoyed writing this story, offering me an opportunity to sit with these two. I cannot get enough of them, and of course Findekano understood fare more than he was letting on, our sly elf. And Maitimo, I love him as a character and love to play with his characterization. Your review also served to remind me that I never posted the concluding chapter here on Faerie!!!
Rated: Teen [Reviews - 63]
Characters: Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Gimli, Glorfindel, Legolas
Chapters: 16 | Completed: No | Word count: 28967 | Read count: 6725
Published: April 22, 2016 | Updated: November 05, 2017
Date: October 31, 2017 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14
Legolas completely irreverent impression of the members of the Fellowship is priceless here! Unvarnished. At least he realizes this may not be so much an honor as a suicide mission!
"Four small people with no shoes" so funny.
And poor Elrohir isn't going to like this one bit!
Oh you are so right .. . Elrohir is NOT going to like it. Am in the middle of that conversation at the moment.
Its not going well. :-)
Date: January 03, 2017 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10
This story is so entertaining. Each of the characters makes me laugh. Nice to see an update.
Thanks. Needed a break from the angst! This is easy to write because I don't have to worry too much about grammer or form...it just flows on out!
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 288]
Date: November 10, 2017 Title: Chapter 23: Chapter 23 Entrapment
Well there is no way I'm going to fall asleep tonight! Should have likely waited till morning to read that. My goodness Ziggy--the sheer menace and trepidation of this chapter--I practically had palpitations. From Faramir and Aragorn's encounter with Bearos to the discomfort the cat still gives me to the terrifying buildup of the last scene with Legolas and that horrific mirror! I knew it was a wild goose chase for Gandalf and Gimli! Just a way to get them out of the picture and use the Gimli note Bearos had. I still have chills from poor Legolas and how he kept trying to convince himself he wasn't afraid, using his memories of his brothers. :(
It was utterly creepy. Well done making my skin crawl!
I do hope you have recovered and slept properly last night after I traumatised you;) Thank you for saying such very nice things. It took ages to get this chaper right so it's gratifying to know I scared so many!!
What I'm really pleased about is that you KNEW it was a wild good chase and that note was just there, lurking, ready to be used. I can't say any more for spoilers:) but thank you for reading and reviewing.
Date: October 23, 2017 Title: Chapter 22: Chapter 22 Lothlorien
Elrohir's thoughts on his various relatives here made me laugh. As did his expected grumpiness.
He is less overshadowed by the menace he felt on the road but glimpses of the past and his darkness still peek through. I am glad he was able to repress his jealousy of Tindimion and that he let Elrond in again.
Arwen is adorable--her lightheartedness but laser like focus on her brother and his mood/condition.
It is good to see him be open to himself about his much he loves Legolas.
And it was nice to see Legolas pining for Elrohir back in the city!
Trust the lovely hobbits to cheer him up. I liked the fact that he can laugh at the story of the dwarves in the cells and that he can bring himself to talk about my dear Anglach ( I have still not forgiven you). He needs to speak about Anglach and the hobbits are a good place to start. His bond with Pippin in this story is lovely and so right.
I needed to give poor Elrohir a break really! And I find myself writing Arwen really positively although I find her irritating in both movie and book- she doesn't really do anything but fulfil the stereotyical role of Princess, and I think I just can't be doing with that.
You are not the only one to be cross with me about Anglach's death - I wish I had written Black Arrow first because he would not have died then- although it does explain why Thranduil is so frgiving and tolerant- he knows something- that Anglach will not long survive.
Thank you for the swift review my dear! You know how important they are in a slowing down fandom. Keeps you posting:)
Date: March 28, 2018 Title: Chapter 31: Chapter 31 Arrest
Oh Ziggy. I am so worried for legolas, with no word of him in this chapter. Poor Faramir. He is steadfast and true but Bearos has him blinded. Such a terrible idea to let Bearos in and not Merry. I kept hoping Merry would have scaled a drainpipe and heard the whole thing. Faramlr just dug himself in deeper.
And the Hobbits! They are on edge, based on Merry and Pipoin's sniping at each other.
I have to laugh at everyone having a different name for the cat!
I fear for Elrohir--it is his hand the ring wants and that terrifies me.
Thank goodness Gimli and Gandalf are back although I fear for Gandalf too. He won't countenance the Faramir bit and now Gimli can repudiate sending the note. Things should start to unravel but it feels too late for poor Legolas.
I thought people might not want another scene with poor Legolas just being afraid:( so gave you a break. But Bearos has indeed got all the Men in his pocket- you have to hold out for the Hobbits, Dwarf and Wizard:) Luckily they are all converging on Aragorn \o/
Yes- Elrohir is who the ring is after- he combines Man, Elf and Maia so is very suseptible to the ring and has enormous power it can use. If it gets him, I'd worry about Frodo!!
Date: January 22, 2018 Title: Chapter 26: Chapter 26 Departures
Oh ziggy! So great to see an update.
I would like to give Erestor a swift kick in the arse for his Elladan conjectures and negative self talk. He can wear whatever coat he wants and bad mouth himself but it's not fooling me--there is a loving, sensitive person in there under that forbidding exterior. His horse made me laugh!
And Arwen! Love her fiestiness! And her indulgent brothers and poor dear stodgy old Glorfindel!
It's taken Gandalf long enough to puzzle this out! They need to get on the road and find Legolas and the blasted mirror. Gimli will be beside himself when he realises what happened to Legolas and how his note played a role.
The description of Pipiin's whistling, where he picked it up and why Legolas does it was perfect.
Smart little hobbits! They've figured this out. And without Merry's incisive intellect at that. Quick now! Tell Aragorn!
Yes- Erestor needs to be sorted! He just is too hung up about being unworthy, a kinslayer etc etc- conversely he enjoys his notoriety and cuts a dashing figure, don't you think, in his new coat!! Yes- sensitve, loving, affectionate and loyal beyond anything. Glad you enjoyed his horse too- Niphredil made an appearance in Glass and I just wanted to spend a bit more time with him.
I have become quite fond of Arwen- I like the idea that she is eager and feisty:)
Next chapter is already written but I needed to spilt this one- it was 20 pages- too long. People don't read it all. Or at least, I don't;)
Date: March 12, 2018 Title: Chapter 30: Chapter 30 Angmar
Oh Ziggy!!! My poor dear Legolas! I'm so tense and distraught for him.
We need Hobbits!! To slap some sense into Aragorn and find Legolas now!
But Elrohir--he's so terribly susceptible to self recrimination--ugh I worry about him now. This is so damaging to Legolas but Elrohir too--and to their trust in each other.
I zealot should read these chapters in the light of day--Bearos, the Ghoul and the witch King will give me nightmares!
I know- poor dear. He needs someone to resuce him...but who??
And hobbits in the next chapter I promise- working things out but will Aragorn listen?
Sorry for the nightmares my dear:) NOT!!
Date: August 15, 2017 Title: Chapter 19: Chapter 19 Pursuit
Ziggy!!! I was so stressed out and worried reading that chapter! I think I may be as furious with Legolas as Gimli is!! He shouldn't have been there alone in the first place and should have hightailed it out of there when he saw that creepy face!! Scaling walls in a rainstorm! I can't believe Gimli is actually going to go with Gandalf and let Legolas out of his sight.
You've even made me suspicious of the cat!! I know it's cute and skinny and sad but I'm suspicious of EVERYONE right now.
I immediately thought of the face in the mirror when you described the features Legolas saw. Something has escaped the mirror I'm afraid. Ugh.
Now I want Maedhros to appear to battle this thing like he did with the other mirror at Ost-in-edhil! If this thing is as fast as Legolas thinks it might be a match for even him. But maybe not a first age elf or Maia.
I worry about what Elrohir felt on the road-it's all related and I a, so uneasy.
Talk about building up the tension!!! Can't wait for the update!!
Haha! The cat ! Yes-creepy cat spy that's insinuated itself into the house of the fellowship. Over on Ao3 there has been a bit of a cat name competiton and here it's a Nazgul spy:)
I deliberately frighten myself when I am writing thse things- try to be on my own at night and imagine orcs, nazgul creepy things so I use my own scaredness (?!) to help me write. The face at the window is inspired by Henry James' The Turn of the Screw, which is one of the creepiest stories I have ever read.
Oh- wouldn't it be wonderful for Maedhros to be freed from the mirror and fight this thing- but it is not First Age so will not bring him. (I thought I'd be somewhere else in the story -thought I'd be back in Phellanthir but this story seems not to be going there so I'm thinking this won't get to that point- might need a further sequel)
Elrohir is in danger- yes. Maybe not quite now- but soon.
Thank you for the review, Nelya.
Date: August 23, 2017 Title: Chapter 20: Chapter 20 The House of the Dead
There is so much Aragorn needs to know. I am pleased although surprised that Gandalf is entrusting Gimli with this information. The memories of the other mirror and Glorfindel were as chilling as the first time. I love the references to Celebrimbor and Gimli knowing his preferences. I had a bad feeling when Gimli saw his own face with no distortion that the mirror has been tampered with or stolen. The plot about the guards of this place thickens.
I fear for Elrohor now--this mirror is tied to him in some way and that terrifies me.
Such tension and unease set up in this chapter Ziggy!
Legolas thoughts on the creature he saw near Dol Guldur and the references the Thuringwethil were well done. It does sound like a vampire.
He CANNOT be allowed out by himself again!! You think the four hobbits can take him?
Legolas you ridiculous Elf--relishing the fact that the cat was sick on Gimli's slippers!!
Glaurung?? Now I am even more suspicious of this cat--the heavy footsteps worry me.
I think frodo gives good advice--I like the fact that Legolas finds it hard to deny frodo anything,
I laughed at the image of hobbits perpetually eating with brief smoke breaks!
Bearas is up to something with that mirror I know it! That ring of his!
Hm. Yes- maybe you're right about Gandalf trusting Gimli with this info- there is a development that this sort of helps along a bit of course, but maybe it was a bit soon...it was as much as anything a plot device to remind readers/ tell first time readers what the mirror at Phellanthir was all about otherwise they would be mystified about the fuss. A bit of me really wants Gimli to have a chance to examine the mirror, but that would be so dangerous!!
Thank you for your very kind comments, Nelya. Making me blush.
Hahaa! Glauring's heavy footsteps!! Yes! But my cat sounds like an elephant when she comes downstairs- so perhaps that's just me:) Everything else is spot on! Bearas is defintely invovled - but he is trapped inside the Ring almost and it controls him (JUst written a quite horrific scene for the next chapter and wondering if I've gone too far...) But he is being controlled by the Nine, so it would be cruel. I think I'll get some flack though!
Going to enjoy reading your post now:)
Date: July 16, 2017 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 16
New chapter!!! Yay!!
Ok so Bearos REALLY creeps me out and I hate that he has come to be so close to Aragorn and Faramir. I want him away from Beregond. I know it's the ring and not really his fault but ugh!
I liked Aragorn's short return to Strider and I loved the way Legolas kept him on point. Legolas and Gimli were great here. Gimli's stories and Legolas response to them!
Legolas is a bit of a romantic here about Ioralas and it makes me love him even more (how is that even possible, since I already adore him?)
Even though nothing terrible happened in this chapter the sense of foreboding certainly was elevated, especially with the mirrors!
So glad to see an update and hope you are recovering well Ziggy!
Hey NelyafinweFeanorian! It's been a long time coming I'm afraid. Just very fragile at the moment so it's nice to get somethong posted.
Bearas/Bearos (was it you who pointed out his name??) is gradually gaining influence - yes, Beregond is probably being influcend as well but let's hope our Dynamic Duo can keep away long enough to find out what is happening (and he has done something else that hasn't been discovered yet!). He is lost.
Glad you are enjoying the fellowship - a bit more of that in the next chapter too but a bit more action as well.
Thanks for reviewing my dear- now...where is your next chapter?
Date: April 07, 2018 Title: Chapter 32: Chapter 32 Elessar
Arwen, Elrohir, Gimli, Gandalf and all four Hobbits should be kicking Aragorn's ass about all this! Well, the Hobbits might have to settle for kicking his shins and Gandalf for knocking him in the head with his staff!
Poor Aragorn! Everyone is so cross with him!! I love your idea of a group ass-kicking!!
Date: February 24, 2018 Title: Chapter 29: Chapter 29 Blood
Oh Ziggy! I have goose bumps after reading that but also feel slimy from all the Bearos misery. Ugh. He's horrific.
The hobbits as usual are practical,,resourceful and not easily fooled. I love them.
Poor Faramir! I really wanted to shake some sense into Aragorn! The hold and compunction Bearos has on him makes my skin crawl. He needs Arwen home.
Elrohir cannot get here soon enough. I am so fearful for Legolas. Bearos is so vile, so depraved and evil--I will have nightmares about him! But I am beginning to fear that the proximity to the mirror and this blood feeding is somehow fundamentally changing Legolas somehow--I a, disturbed that Elrohir is finding the images arousing as well as disturbing but I am completely creeped out by the ecstasy you referenced for Legolas--really upsetting. Ugh my poor Legolas-how can this happen to him?!?
I know- I'm sorry. Bearos is really vile and getting more and more vile. Blame Anarithilien- she wanted this. I'd have just written Elrohir and Legoals skipping through meadows holding hands, killing a few orcs etc. I'm afraid that isn't quite on the cards- not yet anyway. Sorry.
Date: March 19, 2017 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10 Dreams and Discoveries
I can't believe I missed this chapter! Still stunned and grateful you let Laersul live I suppose!
I am so distressed that the ring was found and I am so worried for Bearas and his family--it only took a few moments for him to start having visions.
Oh Elrohir!! The mirror is as tainted by The Witch King as anything and I'm so devasted that its proximity is stirring that darkness in Elrohir again--I had so hoped he was past it and cleansed of it. His self-hatred is so devastating to him and those around him. His jealousy rising is concerning as well. Ugh. I think Elrohir's disquiet is what Legolas senses in the night.
The full impact of what occurred in the Greenwood is affecting Legolas now--he was so elated by Laersul, Thalos and Thranduil being alive that I don't think he immediately processed his other losses and it dredged up the whole Anglach misery for him, my poor boy. I'm still mad at you about Anglach, just so you know--you broke my heart killing him off like that.
What a good friend he has in Gimli. I love that final paragraph.
I am glad it pleased you that the news from the WOOD was so good- but as you say, Legolas has already lost one of the most importnat people to him- it is one of the things that has made him grown up really- before he was realy such a lightweight!!
And you are right that the Mirror is really not good news for Elrohir- Angmar's spell has not be cleansed and he will not see the truth until it has been. Yes- Elrohir's disquiet is exactly what Legolas senses-and he too has time now to grieve and to htink a bit more clearly about Elrohir too...mwhahaha
Yes, I know. I am sorry for killing Anglach- but he was already dead before I ever wrote him really because he had been killed in the LOTR anyay- but I'm still sorry. And it makes me sad too. I think that is why Thranduil s never angry with him whatever he does.
Date: April 06, 2017 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11 The Coronation
Ugh Bearas and that darned ring, I am really worried for Elrohir--everything around him seems more intense right now.
His memories of the heirs of Isildur and the realization that their role as foster family is done was very poignant. His own feelings for Aragorn were lovely.
The ring moment was chilling and disturbing. Now the ring and the mirror are together and nothing good can come of that. Doesn't Gandalf sense anything??
I don't know why I find Imrahil/Elladan slightly concerning. I like Imrahil. I like Elladan. But I just have an uneasy feeling about them.
Oh Legolas!! These two! Like randy teenagers! Aragorn would be mortified if he knew which makes me laugh. And poor scandalized Gimli, great chapter but I have a feeling it's about get dark, very dark.
Mwhahahaha!! Yes. Be afraid, That ring is going to get stronger. And the Mirrors is also in Minas Tirith now too. Gandalf doesn't know about the ring- it is being careful to avoid him and Bearas has not met Gandalf- dont forget that Gandalf didn't recognise the One Ring either for ages.
So glad you picked up on the feelings Elrohir has about Aragorn and his ancestors- a discerning reader makes such a difference as you know.
I suspect you find Imrahil and Elladan disturbing is because Imrahil is mortal, and Elladan has had feelings for Erestor and Erestor certainly sees Elladan as his beleoved but he is not worthy of him, too old, too soiled, too associated with kinslayers and completely unsuitable- also there are The Laws, although Erestor would scoff at those, he might baulk at risking Elladan. It will be interesting when Erestor arrives with Arwen and Elrond!
Yes- dark indeed:)
Date: December 05, 2016 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3
Just got caught up on this! Love the way the story is progressing. The lingering evil of Minas Morgul is palpable.
I am worried now that Legolas looked in the mirror--I don't think that was a good idea. Elladan is right to be worried, knowing what happened before. I am afraid that there will be memories or
revelations about Rhawion's end that will not be good for Legolas.
Oh Gimli! Do I look good in black, is my shroud hanging properly! So funny!
His shrewd comment about seeing ghouls. I love Gimli.
But I have a very bad feeling about this mirror. Can't wait for the next chapter--you built up the tension so well in this one.
Legolas looking into the mirror is a real unknown at the moment- was it just his own face or a ghoul looking back, or something worse? And you are right that at some point, someone is going to have to tell Legolas what happened ot Rhawion- that will screw him up good and proper!!
Love Gimli- so happy you liked that bit.
Thank you Nelya.
Date: March 05, 2017 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8 The Elendil
I loved the details of the beginning and I was lulled into the simplicity of this voyage I thought--just a trip back to the city.
Elrohir managed to control himself for the most part during his conversation with Imrahil--he's really made progress. It's not good for him to be alone though--his mind is not kind to hm.
The chilling air of menace in the last half of the chapter!!! I was agitated when Legolas looked in the Mirror in Minas Morgul--this was worse!!
What do you have in store for my poor boys--the Mirror is affecting them both so very much.
THank you Nelyafinwe- a lovely review:)
Yes- Elrohir really tried with Imrahil- he couldn't sustain it for very long though and had to run away! But going into the hold was not a good idea- and a strange place to end up, don't you think? Almost as if the mirror drew him there...What have I go in store? Lots of angst and misery of course:)
Date: April 17, 2017 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12 The Reign of Aragorn II
So very much to love about this chapter Ziggy!!!
I loved the idea of Erestor helping Aragorn! And the call back to his time with Maedhros was perfect--my headcanon too, that he was Maedhros' man in Himring.
Very nice scene with Aragorn and Elladan and I like that Elladan believes his sister will take a very active role--I so enjoy fics where Arwen is strong, capable and wise. I also like the way he describes the difference between himself and Elrohir.
Poor Elrohir. Legolas really needs to be more verbally loving--the physical manifestations of his love are not enough for Elrohir to truly believe he is Legolas' One true love. And I know the conversation about the string of past lovers is going to be difficult but it won't get any easier if Elrohir keeps avoiding it. It will be worse once they all converge on Legolas at once!
Dear lovestruck Faramir. I'm glad Aragorn cleared the air--they needed to have that talk.
No, no NO Aragorn!! Do NOT get near Bearas! Do NOT put him on your council. Ugh!!! I really worry about his attention to Legolas and Elrohir--the ones most affected by the evil artifacts--the mirror and the ring. Aargh.
P.S. I live for smug Gandalf. Great line.
I really think Erestor would enjoy this job, you know. Frightening the locals, bossing all the mortals about. Arwen gets such short chage in LOTR that I feel she needs a bit of a role as Queen. I think too, Eowyn will be wonderfully in charge of Faramir and these two strong women will basically rule Gondor!
Oh Legolas is just hopeless. Doesn't understand neediness in Elrohir because he just thinks he's so strong and confident and wonderful- Legolas is a bit obtuse at times.
string of past lovers is going to be difficult but it won't get any easier if Elrohir keeps avoiding it. It will be worse once they all converge on Legolas at once!
Oh I have DYING to write that scene- it's the only reason I am writing this fic! I just want them all to arrive in MT in one go and poor Legolas be well and truly seen for the slapper he is!!
ANd yes, well, Bearas is carefully plotting. Did you notice how he was careful to defend Elrohir only when he knew Aragorn was listening? He has become very skilled... well, not Bearas- but the Ring. And it wants to find its daddy!
Date: April 17, 2017 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12 The Reign of Aragorn II
I just read cheekybeak's review and I laughed at the Imrahil/armpit fiasco!
The Elrohir/Legolas "I love you"/ "of course" dialogue immediately brought to mind the Princess Leia/Han Solo "I love you" / "I know" bit. Legolas you are such a dolt as far as emotional intelligence!!
Oh he is! But bless him, he just ASSUMES Elrohri knows. He has only ever dealt with very secure people who are happy slappers like him, poor boy! Anyway, I am taking it on board and he is a bit more understnading in the next chapter:) And then again, not in the least. But then. neither is Elrohir!!
Date: April 19, 2017 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12 The Reign of Aragorn II
I am going to have to join in the generalized Imrahil bashing. I do not want Elladan making a life choice based on Imrahil. Erestor definitely needs some love. If Elladan has had feelings for him prior to this then I hope Imrahil's only function is to get Erestor jealous when he arrives in Minas Tirith and then bow out gracefully. He can go "console" Eomer!
Not you too!!! Surely Imrahil has not done anything to really deserve this??? OK- so he's mortal. And yes, Elladan has not made his choice. And OK, it will kill Elrohir, Elrond and Erestor if he chooses Elros' path- but give the guy a break! He's very sophisticated and attractive, urbance and rather dishy. I'd go for him:)
Rated: Teen [Reviews - 250]
Misunderstanding and heartache cause antagonism between Legolas and Elrohir in the years after the War of the Ring.
Characters: Aegnor, Aragorn, Arwen, Elladan, Elrohir, Faramir, Gimli, Legolas, OFC
Chapters: 46 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 104370 | Read count: 17839
Published: October 31, 2016 | Updated: September 26, 2017
Date: May 18, 2017 Title: Chapter 33: Chapter 33
I love this chapter!!
Yes! YES!!! Oh I was waiting for the follow up to that comment of Gimli's! I love that it was conjecture but he got Legolas to basically confirm it!!
So Gimli suspected and I must agree with him--what he saw that morning certainly would be suspicious, considering Elrohir's past attitude towards Legolas. I think the others forget just how observant Gimli is. He may not see as far as Legolas abd may not always sense emotional turmoil in others as Aragorn or Arwen can but he is unbelievably astute at reading body language, facial expressions and tone. And he can multi-task--fight battles and still keep an eye out for subtle alterations in the behavior/affect of others. Three cheers for Gimli.
I love how patient he is and how he really tries to reassure Legolas that he will do his best to understand. Poor Legolas has likely realized Gimli is even more of a prude than Aragorn so confessing to Gimli and having Gimli take it all in with no major recrimations is a good start. The whole Maewen/Erynion thing may take him a bit to get used to.
I think Gimli as a go-between with the others makes sense although his forthright tone and ways may complicate things a bit! I'm looking forward to his conversation with Elrohir--yikes!
But Gimli doesn't appear to have noticed the import of Legolas' words about Elrohir's ability to stave off the sea-longing. He kind of blew by that and that's a key to Legolas regaining his walls and re-ordering his mind I think.
I think Arwen has more insight than others realize as well and I think he would be wise to seek her out--she is far less volatile right now than any of the other players.
Good old Gimli.
I love how sweet Legolas is when he speaks of Elrohir.
He wants Maewen now but this triangle is still unstable and precarious with Maewen-Legolas-Elrohir. She may have sent Elrohir to Legolas but that balance is still lacking and at some point they need to talk about it.
Glad you liked it! Gimli is intelligent and astute. I think how observant he is is often underestimated by the others. He watches people.
This senario Legolas has presented him with is way out of his comfort zone and will be very difficult to get his head around, still, Legolas comes first for him. He worries about the Maewen implications, as he worried after the Black Gate when Legolas seemingly didn't see Elrohirs infatuation, but he worries because he can only see hurt ahead for Legolas. Wereas Aragorn saw it as a betrayal, an anathema of what he knew of Legolas, appalling behaviour in his moral upright eyes, Gimli sees disaster.
And he is also aware of Legolas' very fragile, not completley logical state.
You are right though; at the moment Elrohir's effect on the sea-longing has passed him by. Just wait until Gimli pins Elrohir down though! He still badly resents the Dead Marshes incident even though he doesn't know exactly what happened there. He had to pick up the pieces of Legolas Elrohir left behind.
Legolas is in the flush of new love when he speaks of Elrohir...that infatuated, floating on air stage, but he wants Maewen because she is a stable rock for him....she anchors him and also....she is the silvan one, the one who's love he is most secure with. You are 100% right. Their love triangle is by no means stable. Nothing has been sorted, they have not defined their roles and because of that Legolas—scrambled as he is—feels very insecure. Plus he still needs constantly to ensure to himself Maewen is accepting. He doesn't really believe that yet.
Date: September 26, 2017 Title: Chapter 46: Chapter 46
Ahhh! So bittersweet to see this end but what a lovely end!
I love the idea of Thranduil writing for his son--the time and care and openness between them.
But oh my heart for dear Elrohir again-Maewen is right--it just cost him to write those letters but it is also a testament to the openness of Legolas to share this with him and a testament to the determination of Elrohir to make this work.
And Erynion is making his way back to Maewen as well. So this five sided relationship is working.
I was so happy to think of a healed Greenwood with a healed Legolas. It makes sense to me that he truly gets himself back together (even the traumatic inability to write improving here) in his home. The place that has nurtured him his whole life and that is finally whole itself.
Beautiful story and beautiful ending. I will miss these boys dreadfully.
Glad you liked that touch of Thranduil. As you say it demonstrates an openness between father and son but also, and perhaps more importantly it shows an acceptance from Thranduil of his son's disability. Legolas was worried....about his position in Ithilien, what his inability to write would mean to him as a prince, and here is Thranduil saying, if you need a writer I'll do it. He sees his son no differently. He will make this work.
And Elrohir, oh yes those letters were hard for him to write. And I don't think Legolas expected it of him. More likely Elrohir found Legolas, missing Maewen, frustrated he could not write to her in Thranduil's absense and he stepped into the breach. Elrohir has given Maewen a gift here, and I hope the knowledge of that goes some way to alleviating his guilt. He has enabled her this moment in time, to return to her healed homeland with a Legolas who is not burdened by the sea. It is something in "Darkness" we saw Maewen bitterly resented and regretted being stolen from her. How precious will this time be! I hope Elrohir can see with this he is enhancing Legolas and Maewens relationship, not disrupting it.
Legolas' writing continues to improve from here but it remains problematic for him as you will see in the Valinor story. It is perhaps good enough for family, but not really for formal correspondence. He will always need help with that and at times he will resent that.
Thanks SO much for all your lovely, thought provoking reviews, which have at times changed and moulded the story into something slightly different! They will be back, these two.....three.....(actually as you say, 5) There is more story to tell.