This is very sweet, but elves don't sink in snow. They walk on top of it as Legolas did in FotR!
Naneth only has two 'n's and not in a row. :)
Thranduil would call Varda by her Sindarin name - Elbereth.
If Thranduil is shortening Legolas's name to just be "Leaf" it would revert to the actual Sindarin word, which is spelled 'lass'.
I enjoyed this very much, despite the pickies though. :)
It's a nice thought. Unfortunately the Elves who heeded the call of Mandos and were re-housed in bodies again, remained in Aman. They would not appear as ' ghosts ', the only Elves who would, are the ' houseless fëa ' who refused the call on Mandos and remained on Middle-earth. death was ' not considered a sufficient reason ' ( Morgoth's Ring ) for the easy return of those reborn in Valinor.
I would accept Legolas having a dream of his mother, but unless she was one of the ' houseless ' not Thranduil and Legolas both seeing some sort of vision of her.
It was one of the griefs of the Elves, that they remembered everything with clarity ( for how could a well-nigh ageless race live if they had memories as defective as Mortals? ) and had to endure the loss and separation of their kin until they were reunited in Valinor. Although it's sweet and fluffy to imagine, the Elves were not that lucky, to be granted * visitations * from their loved ones. It's part of what makes their history so sorrowful.
One of the most interesting ficlets I have read dealing with this, is The Ghost in the Garden by Dawn Felagund, who knows Tolkien inside out and backwards. It is rated teens and the main characters are Galadriel and Celeborn. It is well worth a read.
Author's Response: I guess I didn't really think about that. But, I knew someone else had already done a story about Legolas seeing his mother in a dream. I think I've read the Ghost in the Garden but I'll check it out again sometime.
Beautiful and... eerie is not quite the word. It was delicate. Thranduil is so loving and Legolas sweet.
It was breathtaking to learn how it came about - that Varda had answered his prayer.
Author's Response: Thanks. I guess I get the flashback from 'LOST'. Have you seen it? I want to thank you for reading and reviewing all of my things. Every time I post something I always here from you. It makes me want to continue writing.