This is exactly as I see Thranduil and wood elves. I once read a fic calling him the paranoid King of a tin pot realm. Greenwood the Great, the Great North Wood was constantly under attack. Thranduil would have had to be a fiercely capable leader. Bravo!
Author's Response: Thanks very much for the review!! :) your views are very much like my own in regards to Thranduil and the Wood Elves, I just love them to bits for their ferocity and their ability to be extremely stubborn. They had to be though, I think. Thanks, Caunedhiel
When something like this happens again I don't care if you do live half a world apart you must seize the moment and be bold. It is the only way to live and if you do you will not regret it. Beautiful poem.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review Lisse. And thankyou for the advice. I'll be sure to heed it if this ever happens again :D
Ok this is my worst fan fic nightmare come true, almost. It reminds me of something our Melusine wrote about Gimli and Legolas shopping for a gift. Gimli very inappropriately suggests a set of silver rings, unaware of the elvish engagement tradition. The shop keeper looks at legolas with something between laughter and horror in his eyes as he mistakes the two for more than friends. Btw the shop keeper is an elf.
So this is hilarious! Poor Poor gallant Eomer! I love Legolas slamming doors and screaming down the hall. ROTFLMAO!
Author's Response: Haha! You should look again at Gimli, everyone is beautiful to their own folk and Gimli has such warmth... I have read the story you refer to. I laughed too. I just needed sassy Legolas back after writing Sons where eh has become so much less than he is. Nearly back though so I am looking foward to the next chapter.
oh btw, it is my dear L8 you may owe the Gimli to
Author's Response: Aha- thank you! I am still thinking about a Gimli-centric story so I will dedicate it to her, thank you!
Thank you for this, L8 my dear friend. This is so romantic. How can Antien ever endure the close training required to learn to fight when his instructor is his every dream come true? It is so Rhav of her to just keep talking and not notice Glandur, or the fact that Antien could have walked off the edge of a cliff staring at him. I am sure this gorgeous blond has turned the head of many an elleth himself. But none of them were meant for him, were they?
These two so inspire me. I thoroughly enjoyed this and wish there were much much more!!!
Author's Response: Thanks Lisse. This means so much. These two are just such a wonderful pair. Poor Rhav was so wrapped up in her own complications, she missed out on seeing her best friend experience loves first punch. Maybe it was for the better, who knows. But all will be well just as soon as Antien gets control of those butterflies in his stomach.
Glandur *sighs*!Well you could have fooled me. You write slash, mild though it may be, as well as het. You made me fall in love with them.
Author's Response: They are easy to love aren't they? Well, I could never write slash like you, Melusine or Ziggy, but this was a nice change.
The first touch, wonderful and exciting. They were made for eachother!
Author's Response: I'm just so happy you love them as much as I do. They are the perfect pair.
This will be my entertainment for the morning at work. Duches is right. You are good at an opening to a story. I would add middle and end as well. More review to follow. I just had to put my two cents in before really getting started.
Author's Response: Thank you so much. Glad I could entertain you at work, but don't get distracted (lol).
Legolas has such a good humor about this. And what is it about men, or elves? They really don't care if their woman is drunk or hung over, do they? Glandur needs to take lesson from Legolas. Rhav got hot tea and hot sex. All Antien got was some teasing!
Another very enjoyable untamed!
Author's Response: Poor, poor Antien. Glandur really is a sweety though. In my younger days, it would have been nice to have someone take care of me like that. As for Legolas and Rhav, they have the energy of rabbits. Nothing slows those two down. Thanks for helping me out with this. Your chapter was delightful, fresh and fun. I think the boys like your closet better than mine, lol. Mine's getting a little crowded at the moment.
“Ooo, pretty colors!” said the elves in intoxicated awe. Are you sure there was nothing more than beer available at the Hollowed Leg? Those dwarves love a good smoke. Something tells me Antien and Rhav would be among those rare elves that would join them for a pipe as well as a pint. I like that you call the dwarves by color. Seems very true to what an inebriated person would do to keep track of things. Oh and I love the young dish washer with the nerve to fondle a sleeping elf with a knife in her garter belt. I do imagine Rhaveniel would wear garter and stockings under those leggings for Legolas!
I don’t think there is a person reading this past the age of 22 who cannot identify! A very entertaining story.
Author's Response: Well, I think we all know what the Hobbits are growing, lol. And that would account for their cheerful moods. Whatever the dwarves are puffing on must not be as strong because they are still kind of grouchy. As far as colorful names, I don't think Rhav would have the patience to remember all their dwarf names, and if I had to name them, I'd still be researching. And that dish washer boy may never know how close to death he really was, hehe!
Gives new meaning to the phrase ‘hot chocolate’. It seems that not only does chocolate have an aphrodisiac affect but also induces nesting behavior. I have never heard Rhav or Legolas mention elflings until now. Very hot, very well done. I’ve been waiting a long time for someone to write about chocolate covered Legolas. Thanks for this.
Author's Response: You know, I don't know where the nesting thing came from, except that maybe Arwen's family has influenced Rhav somehow. She's not ready yet though, but it's not to say that she won't eventually. Just a little more chocolate and Rhav would agree to anything (or maybe that's just me - lol)
This is Unbelievably HOT, HOT, HOT! I love Legolas all forceful and demanding like this. He is kind and loving while also dominating. Maybe some women will disagree with me, but it certainly is appealing to have a man you trust dominate like this, even the verbal domination. I see no abuse here only a strong masculine elf taking his elleth and giving her pleasure. Well done! More like this anytime!
Author's Response: I think Legolas needed to crack the whip here. Rhav has to learn that it's not just about her anymore, though she has come a long way. And I think Legolas' new role as lord and leader of his own land has changed him too. He likes his authority, likes to use it on Rhav, and I think she likes it too. Even the toughest warrior wants to be commanded sometimes. Of course, no one but Legolas could get away with this. Anyone else would be missing a digit by now, and I'm not talking about fingers or toes if you know what I mean. ; - )
This had me LOL. Antien had better watch how much he teases Rhav. You know I was thinking, she does not stomp or walk like an Oliphant when in uniform.
And Glandur loves the heels, don't let him fool you.
Author's Response: Well now, there could be a whole new story with those boys couldn't there. Rhav better put the shoes back in the closet along with the dress or they may come up missing. Hahaha!!
what a fun story! I love Rhav and Antien together. I am sure more of these adventures are in store for these two. You always delight me and I would really encourage everyone to try your new epic being posted. It is all OC and a real treat!
Author's Response: Thank you my friend and thank you for your involvement on this one. No one understands these characters as much as you and you just make them come to life.
What a shame for this beautiful night to invoke such loneliness for the beautiful elleth. And how sad she lost her soul mate after so short a time together. There is so much to say here. If I did the review this deserves it would take two hours. It is really captivating how she speaks to Orno in thought. The tension is built between them not only by attraction, but by what they find repulsive about each other’s race, though it is stereotypical. Who could not be attracted to this beautiful rugged man? And the fact that she wants him but flees must be all the more reason for him to follow her.
Author's Response: I think Nereth is shocked by her own reaction to him, being a man. Yes she ran away, but deep down she wanted him to follow her. I know I would. It would prove to me that he was really interested. And she tests him with name calling. But Orno doesn't back down. He challenges her back and that was when the attraction exploded. You know I love elves, but lately these Rohan men have been heating up my hard drive, lol.
Wow that last paragraph shows Fer’s anguish so clearly. Of course he would be jealous of someone Terr thought was the epitome of elvishness. I bet she would rather have Fer than the elf from her childhood, beautiful, dark haired, silver eyed Fer! But damn what’s wrong that he would not take her? I know, I know he didn’t want to take advantage when she was so vulnerable and under the influence of Limil’s tea. And To the reader who was impatient as she mentioned in her review, get used to it. Our L8 likes to string us and her characters along. If it were me writing this Terr would have had a fling with Tad, the Rohan hottie back in the opening chapters and run away with him. Then we would not have had a story. Isn’t L8 a wonderful tease then? I’ve learned the wait is well worth it. Just keep writing for us.
Author's Response: Thank you my friend. Your support means everything to me. Well, Fer tends to not have much patience, esp. if someone is aiming a weapon at him, lol. But he picked the most inopportune time to start learning the trait. However, it will drive him to become the elf he's always wanted to be as well as the elf Terrwyn has longed to know.
This is one of my favorite chapters so far. The emotions of Fer and Ter are so clear. The inner struggles and feelings of both of them are so real, so palpable. Fer’s pride is hurt because a girl almost got the better of him, dared to try, and only a woman with that kind of spunk would attract him.
Ter is bold in her speech to the Captain, but what she says makes sense. I find it rather impressive that Glandur apologizes to her. Most men, elf or mortal, in a position of such authority would not.
Ah! The elves leave middle earth. How sad! Nothing ever said about this makes me happy. I know they are going to a haven that has been prepared for them. Good for them and sad for us. So glad Captain Hottie , uh that is Captain Glandur is staying. That means other elves will too.
Your story is so riveting! Hope you never stop writing for us. Then the elves really will be gone from us.
Author's Response: I think subconsciously it turned him on to think that she would even consider escaping from him. I'm sure bigger men would not have tried a stunt like that. As much as he wants to make her suffer, he can't. Again, like you said, inner struggle between elf and man. As far as Glandur, he is stern, he is in charge, he is fair, but most of all he is an elf and he forgets sometimes what it is like for humans and their limited time. He's not afraid of damaging his pride by apologizing. It is sad to think that the elves will leave Middle-earth, but I don't think it happened overnight. Yes, their numbers slowly dwindled down, but there is nothing to say they did not take hundreds of years to completely go, at least that is my reasoning.
I love the first paragraph and your awesome description of the over grown garden. And oh wow, love that he actually detects her presence by scenting her.
It’s the little scenes you add that make your writing so enjoyable also. I love that fer stopped to talk with the squirrels. And I bet all elves of Ithilien feel like he does. They probably didn’t have a lot of time to just be elves. A post war environment is stressful. Through out this story in other chapters you show how the elves are here to assist humans. It is a shame really. I wish they would stay and enjoy an era of peace.
The line in which he says he cannot release her and holds her to keep her from running, brilliant!
Very sexy kiss and foreplay, I especially like the line that says he was not forceful but would not let go easily. Few women could resist and want to push him away. An excellent bit of writing in these paragraphs!
You are a master at the art of creating tension that builds to gratification. This chapter shows that so well. OH no! They still don’t understand each other. Fer wants to be reassigned. Will they ever admit their feelings?
Author's Response: Thanks for your kind words and support. I love writing tension and build up. I love reading it. Makes my heart pound when I read it and sometimes when I write it too. Feredir is just so intense and Terrwyn knows how to hold her own with him. She's pretty brave to just walk away from an elf pointing an arrow at her. I'm so glad to have your input. You always point out those things that I don't think twice about. It helps me to know what is important to a story and I try to include it in future chapters.
You know, I get your point. It does not have to be all out sex every time to be sexy. The scene in which Ter washes behind the screen is very sexy. I am sure her elvish love interest will find it hard to concentrate for the rest of the day.
“ Feredir cringed. “I only did it so that I would not have to suffer another long day watching you stumble around in the woods.” There, that should keep her from thinking he did it out of the kindness of his heart. He had a reputation to uphold.”
This made me laugh. You lend a great scene of humor to your characters.
I also like Ter’s eagerness to learn and generous spirit. She wants to give back! she has been dealt some very difficult things in life , yet she sees the good people have tried to do for her. You really make me like her. She is no whimp, yet she is not a warrioress who is going to show Fer how to fight. She is balanced and likable.
I can just see Fer jumping back at the sight of the jar of crow’s eyes. And I bet he was equally shocked at the aged human woman. She would not be someone the Mirkwood elf would be accustomed to seeing. He would have been spooked by her appearance alone not to mention her bizarre behavior and her ability to read him emotionally.
Wow! That was very exciting, Ter running away like that! I can’t blame her Feredir has treated her like shamefully. He can’t understand why he treats her harshly, but it seems reasonable to assume he really likes her and is in denial. I think elven boys must have just as difficult a time of it growing up as humans. In a charming way it seems Feredir is pulling her ponytail and looking around innocently because he wants her attention.
Author's Response: Well, you know Fer is being kind of an ass, but he has a gentle side too. Humor let's the reader know that he's not as crude as he seems to be at the moment. As for Ter, she's had a lot of misfortune, but she remembers the one's who have helped her along the way. She holds onto that and I think that is why she's generous. And Fer had never been in an apothocary shop before. What he saw were not the usual elf remedies he knows of. Add an old mysterious woman to the mix and I think he was a little disturbed by it all. Fer is definitely pulling her ponytail. Yanking it. More like tying it to a horse and then sending it running, lol.
I love the three hairs falling in slow motion. If you are an elf that is good enough reason to kill a mortal. Hot hot sex het girl. I don't read much het on a regular basis. If het writers wrote like you I would
Author's Response: Thanks so much. It's so funny cuz as I was writing that fight scene, I suddenly saw that part in slow motion and just thought how mad that would make him. I think it was a closer call than he normally experiences and his arrogance helped fuel the fire.