Very nice. Love the ending. Your vision of Legolas is exactly how I see him. I see it has been many years since you posted this story, and I do hope you have read all of the books by now. But to tell you the truth, from what I read here, I would never have know that you had not read all of the books. I'd say you knew just enough. This was a great little story. I am glad I stumbled upon it.
I must agree with you on the fact that there is a little good in everything. No one is born evil and I truly believe that. I think the exchange between Sam and Legolas is very well written and I can feel Sam's intrigue. I mean, who wouldn't be in awe of an elf?
This is a very good story! I have never read much about Sam and Legolas talking alone - Pippin and Frodo seem to be the most common ones. I hope you continue your stories; may the Plot Bunnies visit you soon! I love this!
Anyway, as it occurs really often, when I re-read my last post I noticed it sounds awful, really really awful. So now I am going to tell you that your redaction is good, that the idea is pretty original, as this is the first fic I find about Sam and Legolas having a chat. I also wanted to tell you that, being someone that doesn't know LOTR that much, as you put it, you have a bit of a point. About Legolas hair, nobody really knows.
Author's Response: Well at least you are honest, and there's nothing wrong with it. This story is more of how think about it all. I do not believe in something being entirely evil. About Legolas' beauty, Sam is in awe of him, as he is of all other Elves, but I just want to point out that thie Elf is nothing like Sam has ever seen. That I haven't read the books (completely, I must add) it doesn't mean I know nothing or not that much about it. I've read things on sites and joined in discussions and talks about all things. I also admit that my AN wasn't really accurate, since I meant to say that MIRKWOOD Elves are said to have dark hair, and so it would've been more likely that Legolas is also dark despite his father being blonde. Well, that doesn't make sense I guess. Well anyways, I hope I can explain some thing in the next chapter. I do not claim I am perfect and know everything, but I've always been fascinated in how a conversation between Sam and Legolas might have turned out and now I've started one with my ideas. Well I hope your review on my second chapter, when I post it, will be just as honest. And no I have never heard about Miss Cam, and I really don't care if I'm not writing exactly within the lines of Tolkien's work. That's what fanfiction is, isn't it?
Well, as far as I am concerned there is no "maya" in Tolkien's world. There are "maiar"(plural) or "maia"(singular). Also, the orcs are said to be absolutely evil, because they were corrupted elves. They were the exact oppossite to elves, and were as evil as good were the elves. Anyway, the Silmarillion shows very clearly that even elves can f"ck things up and kill each other over b"llsh!t (FÃƒÂ«anor, Maeglin, and most of the FÃƒÂ«anorians); so your theory on goodnes could stand a point. I really like your honesty, and I aprecciate that you apologized previosly and admitted that you hadn't read the books. The story will improve if you tune out those details... I also think that you should not mention Legolas beauty that much. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't even touch the subject; but maybe it's important for the story or for you, so I guess that advice is not very important. Anyway, have you read anything on Miss Cam? Because you have to know that you have landed in a website where writing about something you know little about could get you killed ;) So, goodbye. If this review sounds rude, remember that english is not my first language and that my redaction is very Tarzan like. Keep working, and good luck.