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Heart of Stone by luthien85 Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 75]

The March warden of Lorien was never the proud and cold elf that he is now. An unexpected discovery scarred him forever, turning his heart into stone. Never again did he trust nor believed in the affairs of the heart.

Calavénë was the lady in waiting for Lady Galadriel. Her stature and purity were her pride and glory. She lost her heart to him through an unexpected twist of fate.

What will it take for Calavénë to convince Haldir of her love? What will Haldir make her wager in return for his trust?

This is Heart of Stone, the story of Haldir and Calavénë.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Arwen, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Eowyn, Eru / Iluvatar, Frodo, Galadriel, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Glorfindel, Haldir, Legolas, Merry, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Orophin, Pippin, Rúmil, Sauron, The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Family, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death, Graphic Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 32 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 114534 Read Count: 58148
Published: Jun 21 2010 Updated: Aug 11 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Prologue Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Good start. Once again, you have my attention. Haldir always makes a good subject.

Author's Response: He does, doesnt he? i guess cos there's not much history behind him in tolkien's book. we are always curious about things we don't know
Date: Jun 21 2010
Title: Chapter 3: Shaken Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Bad, bad Haldir. You make him seem so cruel, in a good way. His response afterward was very mean. How dare he make her cry after giving her such pleasure.

Author's Response: I would rally like to think what Haldir did was an exaggerated response to what he was feeling. What was he feeling? I figured i'd leave the details to you guys. Haldir's personality in this story at times might seem a little out there but whose to say we won't act that way if we had the same experience he did. thank you for following this story too. I know my language can be a nightmare at times since English is not my native tongue. Still, it's no excuse. Will try to write better!
Date: Jun 23 2010
Title: Chapter 4: Training ensues Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
The fact that he fessed up and took responsibility for his actions proves that he still has a heart. On the other hand, Calavene is still innocent because she could totally take advantage of the situation. At least that is how I view things. Looking forward to the next chpt. By the way, regaliaria's review cracks me up. 'Snake in his leggings', good one.

Author's Response: Yes he will definitely own up to the fact he did a mistake. He's the marchwarden. As for Calavénë, this new found pleasure will actually be the unravelling for her...
Date: Jun 24 2010
Title: Chapter 5: Missing Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
I like that last quote. The poor girl could be bleeding to death or captured by Orcs for all he knows and he just calls her a nuisance. Such a Haldir moment. Good cliffhanger. Can't wait to see what happens next.

Author's Response: Well she did add the extra work for him lol. There's many layers to haldir and i hope in the next chapters perhaps i could introduce another side to the elusive elf
Date: Jul 06 2010
Title: Chapter 6: Orcs' conversation Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Close call with the Orcs. Sounds like Haldir is not going to be the master of his domain for long. I like how your story is unfolding. I just wanted to let you know that I'm leaving for vacation tomorrow and I don't know if I'll have internet where I'm going. So if you don't get a review from me in the next two weeks, I haven't forgotten. Keep up the good work. Your writing is improving quite a bit.

Author's Response: You'd be surprised how well Haldir can control himself. But when he comes undone he'll be dragging Calavene down with him. That's still along way to go. Lol need some character development for Haldir and to let Calavene shine for a bit. I will miss your reviews and have a pleasant vacation. Wish i could go on one too. My writing's improved? Thank you! That's so nice of you to say so. i have been searching for websites of Tolkien's work to familiarize with the words he used.
Date: Jul 08 2010
Title: Chapter 7: Blames Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Right now I am sitting on the balcony of my vacation apartment, looking out over the shallow ocean waters of the Florida Keys and reading your story. As you can tell, I have WIFI. I like where things are going. Elves and water are always a good combo. And the sound of the waves here are a great added effect. Can't wait to see what happens down by the river.

Author's Response: oooo..i'm so utterly jealous i am slaving over my clerking sheet for my final exam with the doctor tomorrow...i need a vacay! Yes, water and elves are always a delicious combo. I'm glad you can find the time to review this. It means a lot. Have fun!
Date: Jul 11 2010
Title: Chapter 8: All is forgotten Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
I love the back and forth angst between Hal and Cal. Great build up for whatever is to come. I really enjoyed this chapter and can't wait for more. I always wondered what Gimli said to Haldir. That really wasn't a nice thing to say to a guy with a bow. lol

Author's Response: I'm glad i could have cleared that up for you. I used some of the lines from the movie. Yeah, it wasn't a good thing to say to a guy with a bow but then again gimli has a big axe :P
Date: Jul 11 2010
Title: Chapter 9: Dreams and Fantasies Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Would you like me to send Nieriel over to 'take care of' your Haldir? lol Better yet, I think your Cal and my Cal just need to go out and have a beer. Great chapter. I'm excited to see what comes next.

Author's Response: Lol, im afraid your nieriel would feel overwhelmed with my Haldir :D yes, both the Cals should go out for a beer and have a looooooooong talk lol
Date: Jul 12 2010
Title: Chapter 10: New Acquaintances Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
They're kissing, they're touching, they're moaning and then... it's over? What the... I loved it. Now who's the tease? Good one my friend. I'm on the edge of my seat. Can't wait for more.

Author's Response: i learned by reading from the best tease around *whistles and points finger at you
Date: Jul 13 2010
Title: Chapter 11: Frodo Baggins Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Great chapter. I feel bad for Calavene. Haven't we all taken the chance on revealing our feelings for someone only to be hurt? I feel her pain. Just to let you know, tomorrow we leave the Keys and I know for a fact I will have no internet until the middle of next week. I'll catch up with you then, hopefully. Can't wait to see what happens next. Give him hell Calavene!

Author's Response: this chapter infuses my own personal experience. i have been there before and it does hurt lol. i hope you have a safe journey home and will be looking forward to your new chapter
Date: Jul 16 2010
Title: Chapter 12: So Comes the News Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Wow. I have some catching up to do. So... Orophin is a peeping Tom and Haldir and Calavene have ME version of phone sex. I like it. But now I'm sad that their going to Helm's Deep. I'm trying really hard not to skip ahead and find out what happens to them. Good chapter.

Author's Response: Hehe... have fun reading! thanks for the review and yes... there is catching up to do
Date: Jul 25 2010
Title: Chapter 13: Helm's Deep Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
This is the way it should have been. I never understood why Haldir was killed in the movie. What purpose did it have? I like where you are going with this though. I am anxious to read the next chapter but my eyelids are too heavy. Great reenactment of the battle at Helm's Deep.

Author's Response: Thank you :) i once read that Haldir's death was to represent the passing of the elves. i guess PJ had his reasons. rest first then read lol
Date: Jul 25 2010
Title: Chapter 16: Getting to Know You Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Well, I've gotten this far and it has been an enjoyable read. I love how Calavene cared for Haldir after he was wounded. Now they are sharing some much needed alone time together. I know she is deeply in love with him. I only hope he does not break her heart again. She has fallen hard for him. Great writing. I cannot wait to finally catch up.

Author's Response: I am glad you are enjoying the read so far. I cannot wait to hear what you think of the other chapters
Date: Jul 26 2010
Title: Chapter 19: Realization Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
These last few chapters were excellent. My heart was breaking as Haldir listened to Mebedir tell him about the proposal. I knew things were about to spin out of control. And then when Calavene went to Haldir and gave herself to him I thought, 'now she's done it.' I was screaming for him to admit his love for her, but he passed out first. Now I cannot wait to see what happens next. It is all very exciting. Great writing luthien85. I'm enjoying it immensely.

Author's Response: Thank you for your kind reviews. I like to think i have a few surprises left in store. Stay tuned and i do hope you are entertained :)and call me kay :)
Date: Jul 27 2010
Title: Chapter 20: The Road to Rivendell Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
I'm glad she made it to Imladris without incident. Haldir better get going. He needs to be with her. I won't relax until then. Darn those wargs.

Author's Response: it would be a while before he finds her. I guess the Valar wanted to teach something to both Calavene and Haldir :)
Date: Jul 28 2010
Title: Chapter 21: Truth and Lies Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
If they do catch up to her, I can't wait to see how she will deal with lying to those in Rivendell. You are definitely weaving a tangled web, one that will be difficult for all to escape from. This story is coming along nicely.

Author's Response: i am at a plot junction now. to flee or stay... it is indeed a tangled web... but we will not hear from calavene for a bit hehe
Date: Jul 29 2010
Title: Chapter 22: Visions of Pelennor Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
I am anxious to see if you will incorporate Haldir or Calavene into the mix somehow, though I know neither one is even close to the battle scene. And will Legolas play some part in finding her? You leave me wondering about which way your plot will go.

Author's Response: they won't be included in the battle...however the battle's outcome will affect the time of Haldir's way for Legolas to enter the mix :D shh...i have given out a lot of spoilers to you...stay tuned and thank you for your review :)
Date: Jul 30 2010
Title: Chapter 23: Triumph and Failure Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
ooo... Calavene gave them the slip. Haldir was so close too. Can't wait to see where she's run off to.

Author's Response: Well... she will run into some familiar offer will be that is hard for her to refuse... stay tuned hehe
Date: Aug 01 2010
Title: Chapter 24: A Royal Offer Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Good grief! Legolas is making an offer for a fake wedding while he gets some action on the side. Calavene is not taking very good care of herself. Haldir is a drunken mess. I'd like to see that. Actually, this last part about Haldir at the practice field, drunk and shooting arrows struck me as kind-of funny. And then Rumil slaps him. I could picture it in my mind and I chuckled to myself. I'm glad to see Calavene with Legolas in Mirkwood though. He will help her recover her strength. She needs to start taking care of herself. They are all just one big mess aren't they?

Author's Response: They are definitely messy lol. Legolas was trying to be kind but hey, man has his needs lol. i don't know whether i want legolas to stay in the picture longer. I kind of liked the idea of him and calavene being brother and sister like, but i don't know maybe i'll decide to ruin Haldir's life after all. He is a meany sometimes. It took 6 large bottles of miruvor to make haldir look funny and yes, it would be funny if the scene became a movie or something lol
Date: Aug 03 2010
Title: Chapter 25: Familiar Visitor Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Look at the fine mess you've gotten us into this time. LOVIN' IT! Leave it to a Hobbit to give misinformation. Now she's looking to Legolas, whether she loves him as a friend or more. Haldir... you'd better get a move on, and soon. Can't wait to see which direction you will take next. I love this stuff.

Author's Response: Yes, Hobbits are inquisitive little creatures arent they, poking their heads in things they don't understand. oh well... can't say it was entirely frodo's fault. Haldir should be getting a move on soon. Let us see how things go :) thanks for reviewing buddy!
Date: Aug 05 2010
Title: Chapter 26: The Letter Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
I am not just on the edge of my seat, I'm on the edge of my roof. I swear I'll jump too if something bad happens. OK, you know I'm kidding. Great chapter by the way. Awesome cliffhanger. Get that computer fixed quickly. Oh and by the way, Legolas needs to get a new bird. What did it do, stop to eat too many field mice along the way? HELLO. There's a letter to be delivered. Thank goodness Haldir made it in time, at least I hope he did.

Author's Response: I don't know what happened to Legolas' hawk. Maybe it found some sexy feathery female to entertain him? I cant say whether Haldir made it in time or not. We will have to see how my twisted mind will work soon lol. we do post at the same time don't we lol.. well great minds think alike :D thanks for your review!
Date: Aug 05 2010
Title: Chapter 27: On Mountain Tops Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Cool looking flower. Is this something that grows where you live? I've never seen anything like it. I wish I'd had the ability to speed up pregnancy. Those last couple of months were a bitch. Anticipating the next chapter.

Author's Response: No, i found it searching through the net. It grows in China :) her body is responding in a way that is out of her control, ready to expel the life out of her. let us hope she makes it :)
Date: Aug 06 2010
Title: Chapter 28: Sweet Sorrow Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
O.K. I'm going to give you a chance to redeem yourself for Calavene's sake. Actually, I could see this going either way, but I will not try and guess what will happen. I just enjoy being left out on the ledge waiting for an update ;-) I'm excited to see what you will do next. Great cliffhanger. Great chapter. Yea Orophin (for finding the flower). I still say it's all the hawk's fault for taking too long to deliver the message lol.

Author's Response: go either way? care to share what you think will happen? Let's see if you have the power of foresight like Elrond lol. yeah, I'm with's all the hawk's fault! Damn those mice or female hawk :D
Date: Aug 08 2010
Title: Chapter 29: Return to Lorien Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
I knew you would do it. I had a feeling she would die. This is so sad. Haldir never had a chance to truly be with her and now she's gone. She is gone right? I mean, you're not going to turn this into some 'Carrie' movie with a creepy hand coming out of the grave, grabbing Haldir and pulling him into the dirt? Oh... uh... sorry, that's the horror movie lover in me coming out. Now I'm worried for Haldir. I hope he will not fade from grief and leave his son behind. This is great. It's not often a story does not end in happily ever after, though it's not over yet, I know. I must admit, I love how your mind works. Great chapter but very sad : - (

Author's Response: She is gone... :P Haldir won't fade since his son has become is beacon of hope. My mind is a mysterious maze... you'll never know what you will find at the next corner... but i think the ending will leave you guys satisfied :)
Date: Aug 08 2010
Title: Chapter 30: Apple of My Eyes Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Aaawww. I love the interaction between Haldir and his son. So sweet. Just when I get that warm fuzzy feeling, you bring in some mystery. I cannot wait to read the next chapter.

Author's Response: just two more chapters! hang in there and all will be answered :)
Date: Aug 09 2010