What Elrond doesn't know is that Elladan and Elrohir have already made their choice. Did so centuries before, in fact, when they met the elf whose faer called to their own.
All those years they were out on so-called 'errantry' they were, in fact, spending time with their beloved husband. Why do they not, then, put their father's mind to rest? Why have they not introduced him to their family?
The problem is... their husband is called Maglor.
Alas! The leading lady breaks her leg and cannot act. (You can see where this is going, right?) Legolas discovers there's a something perversely enjoyable about dressing up as a girl and acting on stage in the many villages of men they pass through. Thranduil would have a fit if he ever found out!
This goes on for many years until, one midsummer's eve, Legolas is giving a fabulous performance when who should show up but Elladan and Elrohir!
They've never met, but Legolas instantly realises who the twin peredhel are. Legolas must make a hasty escape before he is discovered!
Unfortunately for him, the twins have seen the incredibly beautful lead 'actress' on stage and are desperate to win 'her' favour!
(Extra credit if you manage to include Elrond worrying over his sons' infatuation with a 'mortal woman!')
That's when a young, loyal subject steps in. He does the unthinkable, forging a vassal-bond between himself and his lord, giving Elrond the strength to survive.
However, there's reason no-one performs vassal-bonds. Having bound himself in this way, he can never take a mate of his own. He can never tell Elrond of this one-sided bond, for Elrond would feel dreadfully guilty about it, and the vassal-bond demands that he do everything in his power to serve/please the lord to whom he is bound.
What happens when this elf falls in love with another? One whom he must always watch from afar but can never have?
Lots of angst, secrecy, misconstruction and conflict. Bonus points for using a minor character such as Melpomaen, Lindir, Saelbeth or Silinde. Bonus points for a happy ending!