Oh really beautiful Well done you! A lovely look at how Gimli came to sail away with Legolas. Ah really really lovely! :') Mae Carnen! :D
Author's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words with regards to all of the chapters, Taurauthiel! I think that all of the chapters are now in place, but I will have to revisit Tirion upon Tuna at some point, once I have absorbed the impact of Akallabeth on what I have written.
This was wonderful too! Meeting his maker, that must have been wonderful. You write so well! :)
Author's Response: I wrote this more for Aule than Gimli. Because Illuvatar removed the dwarves to Middle Earth, Aule never got to know any of his creations. He gave them their shape, he gave them their language, but never had the opportunity to teach them directly or see the works of their hands. The only time that he knew them as free-thinking individuals, they recoiled from him in fear (he was going to destroy them with his hammer, so fair enough!).