Jasta, I don't think I've reviewed this yet. Like you, this was not a pairing I would have ever thought of. But it worked out so sweet and sad and lovely. I love the humor in the beginning, especially the part about how *long* Lindir's earlier masterpiece was, and everyone having to sit silently through it. That cracked me up. But then the story turned so poignant and sad and sweet. I loved it. Especially the line: Ă…â€śI know,Ă‚Âť Estel replied. Ă…â€śHushĂ‚Â¦ if once is all we have, then let it be so, but let it be perfect.Ă‚Âť Then him riding away in the end. Inevitable and sad, but somehow not sad after all. Very well done. And the mention of the windchime in the epilogue, ohhh, that was nice. So, wonderful swap fic, Jasta!
Jasta, As I have said several times in several places, I love, adore, and worship this story. It is one of the most beautiful "Legolas and Aragorn" fics I've read. So beautifully written, evocative, yet slightly elusive. I love love love it. But you already knew that. *g*