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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: 58343
Published: Jun 21 2010 Updated: Aug 11 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 19: Realization Reviewer: LisaG Signed
Not so sure I approve of Haldir basically blackmailing Calavene into sleeping with him...I understand his fear an reluctance to love again, but that wasn't right. I hope he can make up for the terrible way he's treated her!

Author's Response: He did it so that she would go to Mebedir, having realised he was not good enough for her. but he did not expect her to come that night. he does love her so when he saw her like that, all logical thought went out the window :)
Date: Jul 27 2010
Title: Chapter 20: The Road to Rivendell Reviewer: LisaG Signed
Oh elfling! Haldir's elfling! He will be beside himself with joy...well, once he gets to Calavene and confesses his love for her, which can't be soon enough for me!

Author's Response: I hope you could wait a little longer since the plot still needs to unfold :) there is still the battle of pelennor fields to write about and a familiar face will inject some drama hehe
Date: Jul 28 2010
Title: Chapter 21: Truth and Lies Reviewer: LisaG Signed
I loved the image of the great warrior Haldir cuddling his little elfling son...very sweet. :)

Author's Response: i think in every man, there is that desire to have a little version of themselves, haldir included. Since he is a great warrior, he would want to have a son to teach him everything he knows :)
Date: Jul 29 2010
Title: Chapter 25: Familiar Visitor Reviewer: LisaG Signed
Interesting how everyone is making assumptions about Haldir's feelings...I would think that him desperately trying to find Calavene would signal to everyone how much he cared for least Legolas should understand. I'm curious to see what's going to happen next.

Author's Response: assumptions will happen if you dont say what you really feel. People will assume sometimes to come to terms with their grief or to stay blindly content with their happiness. Things should be interesting. I promised character death, so be prepared :) thank you for your review :)
Date: Aug 05 2010
Title: Chapter 26: The Letter Reviewer: LisaG Signed
A character death?! You can't...not Calavene...or Haldir and definitely not their elfling! :( This is already heartbreaking enough without that!

Author's Response: I can't tell you that can I? but i'm ending the story in 30 chapters so, we still have a few more to go. Rest assured i will not leave you with a broken heart...
Date: Aug 06 2010
Title: Chapter 29: Return to Lorien Reviewer: LisaG Signed
Wow. You really killed her! I thought maybe she'd somehow survive...this is heartbreaking! I hope Haldir doesn't become bitter from this experience, but instead becomes the best Ada for his little Mallen Maethor.

Author's Response: I have a feeling he will...two more chapter before this is over. I hope you guys will have some closure and perhaps not be so sad when the end is revealed :)
Date: Aug 08 2010
Summary: Haldir has spent a lifetime protecting his home and his heart. With the birth of one of the last Peredhil also came his oath to watch over and protect her. The wall he has built to protect his soul is being threatened. Change does not come so easily to the Lorien Elf as he tries to deny the fact that love is stronger than arrogance.
Categories: Movie-verse, Off Topic Characters: Eowyn, Faramir, Haldir, Legolas, Original Character
Genres: Angst, Friendship, Romance
Warnings: Graphic Sex, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 52 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 178260 Read Count: 90185
Published: Jun 27 2010 Updated: Sep 08 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 11: 11 Leaving Ithilien Reviewer: LisaG Signed
Wonderful story! There is just not enough Haldir fanfic out there and this is terrific! While I'm glad he's found some happiness with Nieriel, I'm aching for him to be with his soul mate Caladwen...I hope he doesn't have to wait too long! :)

Author's Response: Haldir makes a wonderful subject doesn't he. He is haughty and stubborn and everyone loves a badboy. Nieriel will tame him to a degree but he will not change much... yet. It's always nice to hear from a new reviewer and I appreciate your comments. Thanks for your kind words and I hope you will follow along. There is much more on its way.
Date: Jul 14 2010
Title: Chapter 12: 12 Nieriel's Secret Reviewer: LisaG Signed
Wow! What a bunch of revelations for Haldir to take in...and so much change all at the same time! Losing Nieriel, finding out she new him and his mother when he was an elfling, his concern over Caladwen and now the possibility of finding his soul mate in her. The poor elf may need some therapy soon! ;) I can't wait for his reunion with will be a sad occasion, but I think it will be good for both of them to share their losses.

Author's Response: Thank you for following along. I am home now and will be updating regularly. I hope it wasn't too much to throw out there at once. Hopefully, Haldir won't loose his sanity,lol. I was trying to get as much in as I could before I left town. The reunion will be bittersweet but a long time coming. Sorry it took a while for me to respond to your review but I had no wifi for the past week. What ever did we do before internet? Thanks again LisaG.
Date: Jul 19 2010
Title: Chapter 13: 13 Tragedy In Rohan Reviewer: LisaG Signed
Oh *sniff!* Haldir is just so sweet and kind and caring in this chapter! Always there for Caladwen, but not smotheringly so. And he sent her flowers! *sigh!* I'm falling in love with this Haldir...I just hope he lets himself feel his losses, too from the earlier chapter and doesn't close his heart to his own sorrow. He seems to be making wonderful progress on opening his heart fully. :)

Author's Response: Thank you LisaG. I wanted to have Haldir resume his guardian role but not show too many emotions for Caladwen. She is grieving and it just wouldn't be right for these two to have feelings for each other yet. I'm glad to have brought out these emotions for you. Haldir seems like he could be easy to love (though Legolas might get jealous. He's been creeping back into my writers mind again). However, Haldir still has some issues and they will come forward before too long. Thanks again for your review.
Date: Jul 26 2010
Title: Chapter 14: 14 Saying Goodbye Reviewer: LisaG Signed
Ah, always the caring and supportive Haldir...Caladwen is a lucky girl...elf...well, you know! It should be interesting to see what fate has in store for these 2 as they travel back home to Lorien. I wonder if Caladwen will stay for a while...for at least as long as it takes for these 2 to admit they belong together!

Author's Response: Caladwen will come into her own and discover what it is she's meant to do. Haldir on the other hand will become 'comfortable' as he returns home and resumes his original role as Marchwarden. It's kind of like when you go out for dinner; using the right fork, wiping your mouth with a napkin, elbows off the table. Then at home, you're eating Cheetos from the bag, slouching on the couch and wiping your orange fingertips on your shirt. Well, not me personally, but I'm married and have witnessed the ritual. Yeah, Haldir's kind of like that, minus the Cheetos lol ; )
Date: Jul 27 2010
Title: Chapter 14: 14 Saying Goodbye Reviewer: LisaG Signed
LOL! Now you have me imagining Haldir laying on a chaise lounge in his talan eating Cheetos! Heaven forbid! ;)

Author's Response: It might make a good drabble though. Hehehe
Date: Jul 27 2010
Title: Chapter 15: 15 Lighting Lorien Reviewer: LisaG Signed
Oh the ever vigilent Marchwarden, he guards his heart and soul as strictly as he does the borders of his beloved Lorien. Here's hoping Caladwen breaks down some of those walls around Haldir's heart. :)

Author's Response: All in good time my dear LisaG. He's a tough cookie to crack. Why do I keep referring to food when I think of him? There must be some innuendo there ; )
Date: Jul 29 2010
Title: Chapter 16: 16 Target Practice Reviewer: LisaG Signed
Oh Haldir! can be so dense sometimes! Getting him to admit his feelings may take a while.

Author's Response: I can't agree more. If they'd just listen to us women and ellith, things would be so much easier. Then again, I would't have a story lol.
Date: Jul 30 2010
Title: Chapter 17: 17 Look Into The Future Reviewer: LisaG Signed
I feel so bad for both Caladwen and Haldir! *sniff!* Haldir is so broken and scared right now...I hope Caladwen can truly help him heal.

Author's Response: Their time is coming my friend so grab your tissues. Things may happen soon. I better stop talking.
Date: Aug 03 2010
Title: Chapter 18: 18 Attack At The Border Reviewer: LisaG Signed
Oh dear! I was afraid something like this would happen! What a heartbreaking way for Haldir to finally admit his feelings for'd better make sure she recovers or you'll have to find a talan to hide in yourself! ;)

Author's Response: Now, now... Do you think I would be so cruel? One little cliffhanger and they're ready to drag you through the streets. hehe ;-)
Date: Aug 03 2010
Title: Chapter 19: 19 Embodiment of the Fea Reviewer: LisaG Signed
“I love you Caladwen. I love you and I need you in my life. Please come back to me. Please… Caladwen… I love you.” WOO HOO!!! :D

Author's Response: I think you might be the first one to quote something from one of my stories. Glad to have made you happy. You are too kind. ;-)
Date: Aug 03 2010
Title: Chapter 20: 20 Accepting Fate Reviewer: LisaG Signed
*big sigh* Ain't love grand?! :)

Author's Response: Yes it is LisaG... yes it is. *sighing with ya*
Date: Aug 06 2010
Title: Chapter 22: 22 Home Again Reviewer: LisaG Signed
Uh for the hills Haldir! ;) Though I seriously doubt the Marchwarden of Lorien will be afraid of Legolas...but perhaps he would fear Legolas causing problems for him and Caladwen. Oh dear!

Author's Response: yeah, I believe Elves are more civilized than men. Still, I'm sure they wouldn't want their daughters marrying someone who's known for a lot of fooling around with different ellith.
Date: Aug 08 2010
Title: Chapter 23: 23 Love Is a Risk Reviewer: LisaG Signed
Oh dear...this is not good! I fear they are going to part with this issue still between them and who knows how long before they can work through things. Well, maybe it's good that Haldir will have time to think about it and get past his fears.

Author's Response: Do not fear just yet. Things may not be as bad as they seem.
Date: Aug 10 2010
Title: Chapter 24: 24 Apologies Reviewer: LisaG Signed
Oh goodie, they made up! :) *happy dance!* I love the way Eowyn snd Haldir tease each other...he's got a dry wit under that Marchwarden facade! :)

Author's Response: I don't know what it is about those two. When I first wrote a scene with them together, it seemed right. Eowyn and Haldir are two very stubborn people, both set in their ways. Neither one wants to give in to the other. Yet there is an understanding between them that no one else has. It is their little quirk and belongs to no one else but them. I'm glad you noticed it. They are some of my favorite parts to write.
Date: Aug 11 2010
Title: Chapter 25: 25 Mixed Signals Reviewer: LisaG Signed
Oh geeze! Of all the situations for Haldir to walk into and overhear! I do feel sorry for him...he must feel devastated thinking Caladwen no longer loves him...this will not be good for his already delicate trust in love. Hurry, Caladwen! Hurry to Lothlorien and find that misunderstanding Marchwarden and set him straight!

Author's Response: She will go but she may not like what she finds. Haldir's arrogance makes a return. Some juicy stuff is on its way in the next few chapters. By the way, thank you for always reviewing my story. You are very faithful. I noticed you have no stories listed. Ever think of writing one or are you mainly the reading type? Anyways, you are very kind to me and encouraging also. Much appreciated LisaG.
Date: Aug 12 2010
Title: Chapter 27: 27 Everything Happens For A Reason Reviewer: LisaG Signed
Oy...I can only imagine what Legolas will want to say to Haldir when he sees him! Maybe a hitting our Marchwarden over the head with a stick would help get through that thick head of his...Caladwen sure has her work cut out for her! Though I'm surprised she gave up on Haldir so easily...she knows how broken he is...I would have thought she'd try harder to break through and be the teacher she is, teaching him how to love.

Author's Response: Caladwen is at her wits end with Haldir's arrogance and denial. You could be the best teacher in the world but you can't teach someone who isn't willing to learn. I think that's why I had her walk away. And it sets things up for what is to come. Thanks for reading and following along.
Date: Aug 15 2010
Title: Chapter 28: 28 Final Farewell Reviewer: LisaG Signed
*sniff!* That chapter should have had a tissue alert. :~( It's so sad that Faramir is gone and much too early in his life. I'm surprised Aragorn didn't try to make it there to speak with his friend, too. Perhaps, he just couldn't make it in time. I'm glad Legolas can sense Haldir's true feelings for Caladwen...maybe now he knows it's just the Marchwarden's fears that are holding him back and he truly means his daughter no harm or pain. I hope his vision of Haldir and Caladwen comes true...though I think it will take a while to actually happen.

Author's Response: I'll make sure to rate future chapters T for tearjerker. lol You know, I didn't think to include other characters into the farewell scene. This story is becoming long enough as it is. I'm sure Aragorn made his peace with Faramir at an earlier stage. Have comfort knowing that all of them would have been at the funeral though. Legolas seems to be coming around but he will always be on guard. As long as Haldir behaves himself it won't be a problem. I can't say anything more. You'll just have to stay tuned and see.
Date: Aug 16 2010
Title: Chapter 30: 30 More Wine Please Reviewer: LisaG Signed
Nooooooooooooooo! Boy, I hope Haldir gets his brain working again and doesn't start anything with will be one royal mess if he does and Caladwen finds out, though I'm really beginning to wonder if those two will every get together in this century!

Author's Response: It seems like it will never happen, I know. But I didn't want Haldir to just go head over heals in love without a setback. I wanted to show how broken he is and Bellethiel will bring out his naughty side.
Date: Aug 17 2010
Title: Chapter 31: 31 Abandoning Reality Reviewer: LisaG Signed
Wow...sounds like the Galadhrim are a bunch of neanderthals...I hope all that bow notching stuff is not the norm! I'm very disappointed in least when he was with Nieriel, it was a mutual commitment and they cared for each other somewhat. This thing with Bellethiel is just mindless loveless's so sad. Haldir just keeps making himself more and more of a mess emotionally this way. :(

Author's Response: Hope you're not too disappointed. Sometimes we hit rock bottom before we realize what a putz we've been. This is his rock bottom.
Date: Aug 18 2010