I dearly love the elvish courtly flirting between Legolas and Imrahil. I really cannot blame Gimli for his impatience. He has a point. Legolas is a terrible tease and with that beautiful blond hair glowing gold in the sun, and his other attributes shall we say, who would not want him?
Now Elladan and Imrahil are a lovely match. I like that Elladan seems to have fallen hard for the swan prince. I would like to see more of their relationship you can be sure of that! Thank you for all the trouble you went to posting this. It is perfect!
Anytime you post it is a treat! Beautiful Zig!
Love Candy/Lisse (one and the same)
Exciting story! Hope she makes it and finds a good safe place with the elves.
The opening scene with Thranduil standing against the army of orcs…thrilling, but so sad he was swallowed up by the orc tide.
When Elhadron looked out over Mirkwood, seeing the spiraling flames and smelling all the foulness of death, what a moment. Not all excellent writing has to do with making us feel good. There was nothing that made me feel good here except that Legolas and his guardian escaped to survive. Still I enjoyed it immensely.
You no doubt have another rollercoaster ride of a story for us, told with your unique skill.
Looking forward to each word as you send them my way.
Author's Response: I really do owe it to you that this story was born to begin with. When you said 'what if . . .", that's all it took and here we go again. Thanks again for all you do and for riding with me in the front car of that coaster. It's always more fun with you.
Excellent chapter. I can see little Legolas drawn to that frog. I love him calling the creature “Mr. Frog”. Those are the small things some of us don’t think of that makes your writing so interesting and authentic.
The fight with the warg was exciting. Elhadron is no sissy is he? It takes a strong elf to survive in the wilderness without proper weapons, no gear, and a small child to care for.
The interaction between the woodsman and Elhadron was so well done. I could see every movement and feel Elhadron’s passionate resentment of Noldor apathy, which cost the wood elves their lives and the loss of Thranduil.
Author's Response: Little Legolas is fun to write for, though right now it's sad what's happening to him. Elhadron, as you know, is loyal to Thranduil even after the King's death. He really was the best elf that Legolas could have been left with. As long as he's breathing, he'll protect Legolas.