yup, I read all the way to chapter 18, because I'm naughty and didn't review along the way. I started reading this because I was bored and it sounded good, but then I was like, "hmm, I don't like Legolas/Arwen" but I kept reading because you have a wowza writin' style. :P
but anyways, at first I was like, "legolas is sentimental and pissed. legolas is obsessed with arwen. lawd, this is going to be one heck of an odd fic." but I kept reading because like I said, you write well.
But then when you jumped to the flashbacks, it made it so much more convincing. The legolas/arwen relationship thing. I don't think I would have believed it if you hadn't done that little "insight into the past". That and that alone was the one convincing factor that made the story all the more heartrending for their separation. if you had not done that, I would have been like wth? and stopped reading. but you made a great choice, so, yay! :D
The emotions were soo good, Eowyn so conniving, and a really original twist on the Aragorn/Arwen relationship. Parts with Arwen being all depressed and sad about her fate yet trying to be glad SO good (probably because of the flashbacks, lol) but also because you are a good writer. Loofed!
:) can't wait til the end.
Author's Response: First, thanks so much for your review. Second, let me just say that when the idea first occured to me, I thought it was a little odd too. But once I got to thinking about it, it really bothered me that Arwen was just a pretty little carrot that motivates Aragorn to do his thing and then shows up again at the end to be his brood mare. I kept thinking about how she's already hundreds, even thousands of years old when Aragorn is born and how if we're just going on the bare outline of a relationship that Tolkien wrote for them, they don't even know each other all that well at the time of their marriage. So I hooked her up with Legolas and voila! Personally, I can't wait until the end either! IM me sometime (if you ever see me on :)).
Quite interesting twist at Arwen and Aragorn's relationship, with the twist of Legolas and Eowyn. Although the eighteenth chapter could be counted as the last, I would love to see the last two!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your review. It could be. But I think the one I have in mind will provide a little more closure...for me anyway :) I've been writing this thing for ages and that just didn't feel like the ending to me.
A little hard to understand, but lovely anyways. Update soon, please! -Imradris_Elf
Author's Response: I don't know if you check back on your reviews, but if so, I'd like you to tell me what's hard to understand about it. I want to make this thing as good as I can. I'd appreciate any suggestions or ideas you might have for improving it.