Reviews by L8Bleumr
Summary: COMPLETE! When Lórien is attacked by the forces of Dol Guldur, Amorith is sent to request Thranduil's help. But this mission is more than a simple request for assistance, for between Amorith and Thranduil lies a deep shadow of pride and prejudice, and many hidden secrets begin to surface. Will she be able to overcome the King's mind, or will both Elven realms fall into darkness forever? Precedes The Circles of the Worlds in the series A Time of Healing.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Caranthir, Celeborn, Ents, Galadriel, Haldir, Legolas, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Oropher, Orophin, Rśmil, Thranduil
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Suspense, Tragedy
Warnings: First Draft, Rape, Violence
Series: A Time of Healing
Chapters: 39 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 125282 Read Count: 36578
Published: Nov 23 2010 Updated: May 05 2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 24: Pride and Prejudice Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Wow! I could almost cry. Such tragedy. Poor Celemire. Isn't it true to life that the most innocent are hurt or taken before steps are made to prevent such tragedy. Thranduil will suffer deeply for this. His pride was his downfall. It always was and he took his people along with him. Now he's responsible for so much sadness. It was inevitable and anyone on the outside looking in could see it coming, but could do nothing about it. I'm angry with Thranduil but at the same time I want to cry for him. Mostly for Celemire though since she is really the most hurt from all of this. Wonderful, excellent, heart-stopping chapter.

Author's Response: Yes, sad times indeed for Mirkwood and her King. As I was reviewing this chapter, the exact statement that you wrote in your fourth sentence passed through my mind. Thranduil is already starting to suffer; there's nothing worse than being the cause of your own defeat. And my own heart goes to Celemirė as well. I am glad once more that you enjoyed this chapter, even though it was quite tragic. I beg you to hold on, for there are more twists coming soon. Not everything is as it seems.
Date: Jan 26 2011
Title: Chapter 25: Despair and Failure Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
This was just heartwrenching. Everything seems to have fallen apart. I can feel that Amorith is torn between despair for Celemire, hate for Thranduil and her hate and guilt for herself. Emotions were running high in this chapter. I am so fearful for Celemire. If an elf can fade over the loss of a love, I can't even begin to imagine what will happen over the loss of a child, especially in the manner it was done. I just want to cry for her. I am literally on the edge of my seat. As tragic and desolate as this chapter is, it is wonderfully done. You have not sugarcoated anything and that makes this very realistic. I've stopped guessing which direction you will take us next. You just keep doing what you're doing 'cause I'll follow you anywhere at this point.

Author's Response: Thanks, I am truly humbled by your review! It is so hard to portray emotions in words, especially the depth I am aiming for in this story. You definitely hit upon the self-hate Amorith has for herself, as well as towards Thranduil. Her despair over the plight of Celemirė is another blow. I am still unsure as to which direction myself I want for Celemirė's future. I do not want to sugarcoat, as you said, but rather to remain realisitic as best to my abilities. I want to let you know that the next chapter will be a bit delayed as tomorrow I am heading back home and may be jet-lagged for a few days. Since I have your faith, I will keep leading you onwards. Enjoy.
Date: Jan 31 2011
Title: Chapter 26: The Task Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
You know, when you said you were flying back I wondered if you would be affected. Of course, I don't know where you're flying to but with such a big portion of the US getting hit by this storm I thought you might be delayed. Well now, you have completely left my head spinning with this one. Everything I assumed has just been tossed out the window. I gotta tell you, I love Galadriel here. It's very true to her personality. Loved how you had her seem cold and threatening as she spoke of the rings and then returned to that motherly figure once more. Just the picture you painted of the three women-elves speaking together was very inspiring. Another great chapter. I hope you are not delayed too long and that you have a safe trip home.

Author's Response: Yup, out of sheer foolishness made it to the airport and found out our flight was cancelled. We're hoping to leave tomorrow but who knows with the weather. And flying into JFK during horrid weather isn't fun. Just keep praying for good weather and a safe arrival home, please. As for this chapter, I'm glad it spun you around. That was my intent. Playing Galadriel is hard; she is such a fierce character. Glad you loved how I portrayed her. She is a strong lady, and even Tolkien wrote that she strove against Sauron in thought and knew much of what he was planning. Plus being Noldo adds to one's machness ;) I wanted Forfirith to have some part in the story as well. If you think this is all the twists and turns you can handle, get ready for more.
Date: Feb 01 2011
Title: Chapter 28: The Resolution Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
I love the touch with the note. It is just what Amorith needs right now. And I have to say, the part where she is reminiscing about young Legolas touched my heart. My daughter used to play with my hair all the time when she was little. I can just see Amorit holding little Leggi, his arm snaked up around her neck and twirling her hair. It's nice to get a glimpse into her past with the royal family. What a beautiful family they made. I fear for what is to come but I'm anxious to find out also.

Author's Response: Thanks. She needed the extra push forward. All these little touching stories about baby Legolas I stole from my little cousin's mannerisms. He spent a few days with me. As you said, a little glimpse into their life, as you requested as well. Hold on to your seat. We're almost there.
Date: Feb 10 2011
Title: Chapter 29: The Return Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
You've got me spinning once again. I don't think I saw any of this coming. Well, I knew it was not textbook stuff. I am so reminded of Galadriel when Frodo offers her the ring. This is her test. Will she try to take over Mirkwood or resist and become a balanced version of both Amorith and Vanime. I know Thranduil fits in here somehow but I can't even begin to guess how. How do you do it? This story is one of the most mature and intriguing one's I have read. In your bio you say you're a nurse by trade. My best friend is a nurse too and she comes up with some of the most imaginative ideas. It must be a nurse thing, LOL.

Author's Response: Here's a secret: I never saw this coming either! I sat down to type, with a vague idea of what I wanted, and this happened. I like when my imagination takes over and not the limited set ideas of my mind. Very encouraging that it worked out and you liked it :) Yes, I wanted to show just how deeply the schism is within her own self. She is at conflict now with everything around her, and in her. And tough choices lie ahead. Thranduil will come along shortly. As for how I do this...well sometimes I get stuck on a chapter for a long time. Case in point, 6 chapters ahead, I've been working on it for about 3 wks and still not done. Sometimes it comes easily and other times not. No idea if it's a nurse thing, but very well could be. We do have to be imaginitive at our jobs ;)
Date: Feb 16 2011
Title: Chapter 31: The Awakening Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Again, I didn't see that coming. Thranduil was there the whole time. I wondered where he was. This also shows how disconnected they are, to a degree; if it's true that when elves love each other they can sense each other. Here he was literally beneath her nose, yet they were still very distant. Thranduil is still very untrusting of her, but I think I see it from his point of view now. There was a time when I just thought he was being stubborn, but now I see him as being a great King. He is worried more for his people. Oh, and the poem really sums it all up for Amorith/Vanime. Very well done. I can hardly wait for more. I'm anxious for those first words spoken between Sindar and Noldo and hope they can once again see each other as Thranduil and Amorith.

Author's Response: Glad I am keeping you on your toes. I didn't see that coming either ;) Yes, you picked up on the degree of disconnection between them. They shared the exact same waking dream-memory and didn't even realize it. Also, am happy you picked up on Thranduil's point of view. The story starts out depicting him as blind because of his prejudices, but The Resolution shows that there was more to him, as well as his history in Doriath. Of course, he still is stubborn and proud, but those aren't the only factors. Yes, that song is so touching; it loses it's meaning when translated, and I did my best. Hold onto your seat, we're almost there :)
Date: Feb 28 2011
Title: Chapter 32: Reconciliation Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Beautifully written chapter. Some tense moments, saddness, longing. My favorite part was the end when Thranduil lays his head on her stomach and embraces her. It was just such a wonderful and sad moment. He still loves her but it can not be. He must be king. He is Thranduil. I am happy but heartbroken at the same time. Simply wonderful writing!

Author's Response: This chapter was a challenge to write. So many emotions running high; I had a soundtrack playing in the background for inspiration. I do believe at the very end I even shed a few tears. Thranduil is so overjoyed to see her, and he is thankful for her choice. They are both starting to acknowledge their mistakes. But with the impending doom upon them only the most serious matters must be dealt with. So many dynamics at stake here, Vanimė is trying to take the higher, harder road. Thanks again for your review and continued support :)
Date: Mar 05 2011
Title: Chapter 33: Lingering Doubts Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
This is so heartbreaking, but Vanime is so strong. She does not want Thranduil to suffer as she has, divided. I love Innas' reaction. He wanted to see them together once again and I feel for him. As I read this I was feeling their rekindling and then despair. It's just so sad that they cannot be together now. And then Thranduil's doubt returns in the very end. Oh, and the hawk and dove part is a very nice touch. I am so glad that you will be writing more. I really enjoyed this story and can't wait for more.

Author's Response: Vanimė is the one who has to sacrifice more because Thranduil must remain King; his sacrifice is to sunder himself from her, this time officially. Poor Innas is devestated. He loves the Noldo as much as he loves his King. Life isn't always about what you get; at times you reap what you sowed. And Vanimė realizes this and is accepting her fate slowly. As for Thranduil, his desire to redeem himself before his people and to himself as well is making him think everything through from all possible angles. Mirkwood is now at war. I am glad you liked the part about Maeglin (the hawk) and the dove.
Date: Mar 11 2011
Title: Chapter 34: Final Battles Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Great self-doubt and conflict in this chapter. And I love how you brought back Haldir's words. I remember reading that earlier. I didn't know then what a significant part it played later on. With all the wonderful characters in this story, I never pictured it being Haldir that would give her the one thing that would bring her back from the edge of despair. Very well done. I'm hanging on the edge again. Who will find her and help her? Can't wait for more!

Author's Response: Thank you. Vanimė has reached the point of no return now. All her inner fears/doubts have risen into this new form to confront her. She had hidden many things away even from herself, but she can no longer hold them back anymore. Depression, self-denial, and repression are never good things. Haldir is her rock now; he was from the beginning. He knew how to handle her angry outbursts and short bursts of temper; he knows the true lady inside is wanting to be saved. Vanimė is realizing he is the one person who can love her now; he is free from other entanglements, unlike Thranduil. And it was the fact that she unconsiouscly connected with Haldir rather than Thranduil that surprised her as well. But as Galadriel warned, "Not all is well between Sindar and Silvan...". At any rate, the ride is almost over! Keep hanging on a bit more, and then we fold this first installment and begin the second. Thanks for your continued support, Moe! :)
Date: Mar 17 2011
Title: Chapter 35: The Shadows' Calls Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Nice flashback and such a sad one too. It is interesting to see a glimpse of the sisters' childhood, no matter how unfortunate it is. Now, the ending has me thrown a little. Is Vanime really gone? Is this her ghost? An out of body experience? Another dream? And even with all these questions, I'm glad to see Celemire again. I have been wondering how she was and what happened to her. Can't wait for more.

Author's Response: A quote from the movie "Mr and Mrs Smith" will be borrowed to reply to your first statements: "I guess when you're at the end you start thinking about the beginning". With her head trauma and the massive bleeding she began to think of the reason she came to this point. Again, I cannot say anything more regarding Vanimė other than that keep reading :) I have even surprised myself with this one. We will see where my creativity (or lack thereof!) takes me. And yes, Celemirė has returned. She will play a rather important role. I think this story might have a few more chapters before it officially ends. Thanks again for your support and hope you enjoy the rest to come.
Date: Mar 22 2011
Title: Chapter 36: Pleas for Help Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
What an absolutely wonderful and mysterious twist here with the Entwives. Your portrayal of Galadriel, Vanie and the mirror are so vivid and very true to the attitude of the Noldo, almost insulting at one point. This is understandable though, which I am learning as I read Silm. Just when I thought this tale was told, you manage to take us in a new direction. Excellent and still enjoying this very much.

Author's Response: This chapter was difficult to write; took me quite awhile. And again the twist with the Entwives was such a surprise even for me. I'm glad you liked my portrayal of the Noldo women; Galadriel is such a challenge to write. She's so multi-faceted as well, a very ambitious woman. I meant to put that insult there---as the fierce and defiant lady she is Galadriel is having a hard time restraining herself and not directing things in Mirkwood as she wishes. To quote Tolkien from Unfinished Tales "Galadriel saw that Lórien would be a stronghold and point of power to prevent the Shadow from crossing the Anduin ... but that it needed a rule of greater strength and wisdom than the Silvan folk possessed." That's the point I was trying to get across. Glad you are reading The Silmarillion; it is a bit diffcult to digest at times but it's really rewarding. Once more, I am happy you are enjoying my drabbles :)
Date: Mar 30 2011
Title: Chapter 37: The Final Task Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
I was so glad to see you posted. I loved the story telling of this chapter. Very exciting and great descriptions of the girls in Amorith's room as they look over her bookshelf. I can't wait to see what happens and just where they will find this secret place. You have quite a knack for fantacy writing. Great job again.

Author's Response: Thank you; I apologize for the lengthy time it took me to post. Things have been busy for me, and my creativity has been coming in spurts. Again I appreciate your kind words and your review. This chapter took a slightly different turn than what I had in mind, but I think it will work. Always randomness when I write :) I think this story still has a few more chapters before it is finished, but I am enjoying it and hope you are too. Soon things will be revealed, and others will remain mysteries ;)
Date: Apr 15 2011
Title: Chapter 38: The End of All Things Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
You did an awesome job with the battle scene. It seemed very true to life. I loved Thranduil's speech before engaging in battle. How kingly he must look going off into the fight. Innas' thoughts and feelings all came through wonderfully, especially when he was faced with one last decision to fight with or against the King. I could feel the pull at his heart, thinking of protecting the very person that brought such desolation to his love and unborn child. Again, the battle was great. It showed the gruesomeness of war. And the scene of Thranduil seeing twin brothers die together must have really brought it all crashing down. Thranduil's reaction was very real. As mighty as he may seem, he is not too much so that such horror would not affect him. Great job on the whole chapter.

Author's Response: Thank you, Moe! I must confess my hesitation at writing any sort of battle scene, and it's not long, but I felt I had to put some action. Thranduil wanted the men to know that he fights as one of them, not as a figurehead disconnected from everything as he previously was. His past haunts him, and he is seeking redemption. He is reminded of the Last Alliance, when the world then was at a close, and he feels all the losses he has endured because of this Evil. His lone charge is the proverbial taking the bull by the horns. He also wanted to instill pride in his men, show them that he will not cower. Both Innas and Thranduil are still trying to deal with their own emotions regarding each other. It is so easy to give into vice, so hard to hold onto virtue. And yes, war is gruesome. Sometimes with the modernity of things people forget that real lives are lost. It's why I interjected the twin brothers, and the Elves dying from being burnt even as they jumped. They were doomed either way. And yes, Thranduil's queasiness is from seeing the wholesale slaughter of his people, as well as the fact that as Innas pointed out he has been in the palace for some time, away from all these scenes. I'm happy you liked this chapter :)
Date: May 03 2011
Title: Chapter 39: Sunsets of the World Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
It is so sad that Thranduil finally opens up when it is the end of her life. It is quite a life lesson though isn't it? You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone. His grief will be great, maybe even more so than his anger that he held for so long. I just wanted to tell you your very last line here was absolutely beautiful and just summed it all up. I started reading your story only because of Thranduil, but I've been pleasantly surprised with everything. Wonderful job. Wonderful story. I can't say enough good things about your writing and look forward to the continuation.

Author's Response: It is exactly as you said, you don't know what you've got until it's gone. Thranduil has realized this not just in terms of Vanimė, but also about his own son, Innas, Aranel, and finally Galadriel. His grief will be very great, and it could surpass his anger, yes. Not only does he grieve the things he lost in terms of relationships, but also the decline of the Elves. I am very flattered you remained steadfast through all this. I hope this story has not failed in your eyes because it was not the typical Thrandumance (how's that for a new word!); perhaps that's not what "sells" but that is not my point. I wanted to explore deeper, darker issues, the real story-in-a-story, if you will. But it seems you were pleased, and I appreciate your warm reviews and thoughtful insight. I just pray the continuation will delight you as much as this first installment did. The first chapter is now up. :)
Date: May 14 2011
Below decks by ziggy Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Legolas smiled lazily, sensuously. 'No? Feel how much I don't want you,' he said and pressed himself against Elladan.
A little alternative ending to Ch 10 of Sons of Thunder. For Elladan fans out there!
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: Elladan
Genres: Erotica
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2051 Read Count: 1688
Published: Dec 04 2010 Updated: Dec 04 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Below decks Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Simply wonderful. I loved it. I will always want more. The only way to improve on it is to continue since it is 'His turn'.

Author's Response: I have to say, I really like writing Elladan- but he has another story to be told- and I intend to pick that up at Christmas.
Date: Dec 04 2010
Fishing with the Muses by Ria Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 2]
Summary: A response to L8Bleumer's story. I go fishing with my muses.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1377 Read Count: 693
Published: Dec 09 2010 Updated: Dec 09 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
You're clever. I didn't expect a response so I must thank you for introducing me to your muses. They sound very interesting. Looks like your fishing trip went just about as well as mine did.

Author's Response: Thanks. I found your story very inspiring. At this time of year, a boat off the coast of Florida with a pair of beautiful men sounded like the perfect place to be.
Date: Dec 10 2010
Summary: Vanimė pays her respects to a dead friend and attempts to lay to rest the rift that was between them.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Original Character
Genres: Drama, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1132 Read Count: 1212
Published: Dec 14 2010 Updated: Dec 14 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Final Farewells Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
This was very moving. I must say, it leaves a lot to the imagination. Were they friends, lovers, some kind of love triangle? But the nice thing is that you don't need to know all of that to feel the sadness, hurt and forgivness of the characters. It just goes to show you that we all make mistakes but life goes on and we learn to deal with whatever is thrown our way. Thanks for pointing out that this is not connected to your other story. Wonderful stand-alone. Thanks for posting it.

Author's Response: Thank you for enjoying this stand-alone piece! I am glad you have enjoyed it. I was asked when I first posted this to actually tell the tale, but I never did. But who knows. I just wanted to write something then that involved so many emotions but left alot to the imagination.
Date: Dec 14 2010
Summary: Celeborn's memory of his first meeting with Galadriel.
A short piece for the Celebration of the Lights.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Celeborn, Galadriel
Genres: Other
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 625 Read Count: 1485
Published: Jan 06 2011 Updated: Jan 06 2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Celebration of the Lights Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
I am stunned Celebelleth. This is absolutely beautiful. Your description of Galadriel being lit by the two trees... extraordinary. I see this as a love letter, something Galadriel might read many times as she waits for her reunion with Celeborn. Simply wonderful melon nin. Very well done.

Author's Response: I'm blushing **turning sooo red!** Thank you my friend :) It was a long time I wanted to write about Galadriel, and earlier Ages. And you were right about the shorter pieces, I think it fits me better. And it felt easy, Galadriel being my favorite character overall... And thanks again for your support mellon :) It means a lot
Date: Jan 06 2011
An Unexpected Fate by Celareil Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Ithilwen lives in a village not far from Rivendell with her brother Belegorn.

Her life is very ordinary until her village is attacked by a band of orcs. Although she is devastated by the loss of her brother and friends, it doesn't stop her from trying to reach Rivendell to raise the alarm. As the story begins we see her running for her life from a band of bloodthirsty orcs. This will change her life forever. THIS IS A FIRST DRAFT so there might be some mistakes.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: The Fellowship
Genres: Romance, Suspense
Warnings: First Draft
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2209 Read Count: 1772
Published: Jan 08 2011 Updated: Jan 08 2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Life Changing Event Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
So this is your first fic. Not a bad start. It seemed like it was over before it started. Glad Legolas was there to hear her cries for help. I'm interested in seeing where this goes.

Author's Response: Thanks, I've always wanted to do a romantic about Legolas and one of my own characters. I've seen the movies of The Lord of the Rings a lot. I think Orlando Bloom was perfect as Legolas but, I also think that the real Legolas would look something like Orlando Bloom and Leonardo DiCaprio (when he was young) combined. Orli's hot and everything and I have nothing against him but, I just have a bigger imagination and I think Leo, in his younger days, looked very much like an elf would look like. If you combined Leo's looks with Orli's cheekbones, and English accent, you would probably get Legolas. I'm just putting it out there. Anyway, thank you I'll be working on the next chapter soon, after I do some research.
Date: Jan 09 2011
Summary: Vanimė is asked a difficult question by her sister, and must decide how best to answer it: what is Evil?
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Original Character
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Challenges: 100 Prompts
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 856 Read Count: 1578
Published: Jan 13 2011 Updated: Jan 13 2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Fire: The Nature of Evil Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Nicely written explanation. It is a glimpse into relationship of the sisters too. I can feel Vanime's need to protect her sister Vanie. Another wonderful piece.

Author's Response: Thanks for this. Since I read over the challenges it just suddenly popped into my mind and I couldn't rest without typing it out. It may find itself someday into a later installment of Ancient Wounds.
Date: Jan 14 2011
Rohan's Gold by ziggy Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 15]
Summary: Meduseld. The roof shone golden in the sun. He had not appreciated it last time, only listened to Gimli's muttered observations that it didn't look much like a golden hall. Now he knew the gold here was not on the roof. Warning: het. Legolas/Eowyn.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Legolas
Genres: Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 8847 Read Count: 3373
Published: Feb 19 2011 Updated: Feb 26 2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
The whole reason I started writing fan fiction was because every night before I went to sleep, I would play the scene over and over, where the fellowship shows up at Meduseld. I would envision Eowyn first laying eyes upon Legolas and vice versa. It haunted me until I finally wrote it down. It was my first story, one I never posted. It eventually turned into my story What Paths We Take, but by that time it morphed into something slightly different. I have always had a thing for seeing these two together and I am just thrilled to see where you take this. It's so exciting to see something different from you, but you know I love your other stories. Thanks for posting this. It's just wonderful so far. Love the guys in the steambath. Wouldn't mind being a fly on the wall in that place (though I would have to close my eyes where Gimli is concerned, lol).

Author's Response: Thank you L8B. You are always so appreciatuve- I love the idea that YOU had the same scene. I think we all identify with Eowyn when we first read LOTR adn so it is quite right and proper that we all write this scene. Will post the next at the weekend and I hope to have the next ch of SoT up then too.
Date: Feb 22 2011
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 Ithil's silver Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Hey, what are you doing in my brain? How did you know this is what my Leggi muse does to me every night (in my dreams) lol. Wow, you have him pegged. At one point he's like a young boy sneaking into his girlfriends room. The next moment he's King and Ruler. I love it and have always wondered how you wrote het. Beautiful. When he was about to leave, I was shouting for her to lock him in her closet. Don't let that one get away! The night's too young. And I adore how you wrote Eowyn. Ever the Shield maiden that one. I love a strong independent woman, as you may have noticed. This is exactly how I imagine her to be, not like some weeping schoolgirl. Simply awesome and my fav.

Author's Response: Ah- ALL our brains are like this!! Glad you like him like this- I was always going to go this way with Deeper than breathing but Eomer got more votes, but I always thought this would be a nice pairing. Yes- Eowyn deserves this, don't you think?!!
Date: Feb 28 2011
Summary: Waking up with no memory of who, what, when and why is scary. Finding out who you are is confusing. Finding out that everyone's lied to you - that's painful. Join Raine as she experiences her life as she thinks she knows it during the time of the lord of the rings until her whole world comes crashing down by the truth.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Original Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Friendship, General, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death, Graphic Sex, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 45 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 117199 Read Count: 32650
Published: Feb 24 2011 Updated: Jan 13 2014 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 45: Chapter Forty-Four - Bittersweet Tears Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
I think this chapter shows a great example of how the elves grieve. It is something much deeper than that of a human's grief. Gandalf was a friend and his death caused deep despair. It really makes one realize how and why the elves could fade from the death of a loved one. Elves are immortal and sometimes are portrayed as indestructible, but this shows us just how vulnerable they are. Great writing and I must apologize for taking so long to review. But as you know, life sometimes becomes hectic. Hope you are settled in and you get time to gift us with another anticipated chapter.

Author's Response: Aww L8 you know how much I love your reviews no matter WHEN they're written!! I'm glad to got to portray this grey area in a well conveyed manner! I really struggled with the wording and trying not to make my head (or Raine's) explode. She's feeling so much at this moment with her own personal issues and then suddenly the death of a close friend so it was hard to figure out what to concentrate on first. Hopefully next chapter will be up in the next week or so! Thanks for the review :D
Date: Jan 25 2014
Title: Chapter 44: Chapter Forty Three - Deep into the Darkness Peering Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Ugh!! Come on Galadriel, what is going on? What is this secret everyone is keeping from Raine? What do these dark dreams mean? That was a very prominent reaction when Galadriel recoiled from her touch. I can't wait to find out the story behind the story.

Author's Response: Hahaha frustrating isn't it? Unfortunately for you (and Raine) it's about to get a whole lot worse before it gets better but don't worry - the answer is going to be revealed sooner than you might think! Hope it plays out well for everyone! Thankyou for taking the time to review L8 and hopefully I won't leave you hanging for the next chapter as long as I have in the past!
Date: Dec 26 2013
Title: Chapter 29: Chapter Twenty-Nine - Home Returning Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
I have to agree with iggybaby about your song. It is very nicely written and elvish in style. I also like the way Rainier is developing. You put her in some unique situations that coincide with the fellowship, but not directly ( like the horses in the river. There are just so many places where we can fill in the blanks aren't there. You're doing a fine job. The eagle was a great choice and one I have not seen often. If you're gonna have friends in high places, there's none better than an eagle, lol. I can't wait to see where you will take us next, hopefully a little quiet time with Legolas? I like how you've written him and I look forward to a little more interaction with these two. They are very sweet together.

Author's Response: Hi again L8Bleumr and thanks once again for the review! Yep, Raine is home now so definitely some one on one time with Legolas is in order! I'm having much more fun filling in the blanks than writing strictly to the story and I hope everyone is having fun reading it! I love Eagles and they can talk so I figured why not? Anyways, thanks a million, as always. More coming soon!
Date: Jun 19 2011