"Thranduil knew that all he could do was give Legolas all the tools he thought the young elf would need not only to survive but to prosper in whatever endeavor he chose to devote his life."
In the end I guess it's what all parents do and then they have to trust in their children to find their own way.
A very touching story, I liked it very much.
Author's Response: I agree wholeheartedly, and it's as true for elves back then as it is for humans here and now. I'm very glad you enjoyed reading my little tale.
Poor Legolas - he should be glad they gave him their best leaf, though. It's really funny, especially the picture you presented of Legolas stalking away from camp.
An absolutely lovely story!
This is a wonderful story. I very much enjoyed reading it.
Your concept of elven magic was beautifully described, invoking it through a song seems very fitting to me. This way it is marked as something special, different from Gandalf's magic which he channels through his staff.
Author's Response: Yes, I envisioned the magic of the elves to be different from the usual wizard magic. Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying the stories I posted here.;)
Mh, interesting development. I guess it could happen, I'm glad you point out, that it is only the spur of the moment, though.
A great story. It's great how the twins changed and developed over time. You gave them true personalities and let them find their way.
I like you story, as you let them be found only after they have grown and found a life for themselves - so they couldn't be used by others for whatever purpose. On the other hand it's good, that at least some people know they survived.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed it and felt the twins really come alive for you - it took me years to write this (what can I say? I'm slow!) and over that period they really did develop from frightened children into self-assured adult Elves in my mind as well, and it was wonderful getting to know them over the course of the story.
Yeah - I liked the idea of one pr two of the powerful, ancient Elves of Middle Earth secretly knowing what did become of them, and it's good to think that the way things turned out suited both the twins well! Thanks again!
This is great, it's so funny, I almost howled with laughter.
I'm glad to see your Legolas in so high spirits, and the twins as well, after the previous ordeals.
Author's Response: Yes, they do deserve some happiness after all that. ;) I'm glad you're enjoying it! Thank you! ;)
This sounds as if it's great fun to be there, on a winnter's eve!
Very amusing and heart-warming.
Author's Response: I appreciate how you went through my stories and reviewed them in detail! Thank you. ;)
This is an amazing story, it's so sad but nevertheless beautiful, intriguing and very intense.
The grief and the unability to make sense of what happened is palpable in the atmosphere of the story.
It's the most beautiful story I've read dealing with Celebrians departure.
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you are enjoying it. ;)
Hi! A great story! All the characters are portrayed as in the book and yet it explains all the misunderstandings. Yes, there are far too much Evil-Denethor-Fics and far too few fics as yours, staying in canon and illuminating the relationship between Denethor and Faramir in a realistic and possble way. Tinara
Hi! I find the idea that Melkor restraint Ungolianth and only because of that decision there are the sun and the moon. I think this argument makes "your" Melkor believable. Keep writing! Tinara
I unpatiently wait for the next chapter! I hope facing Eomer will not be too hard for Lothiriel AND I hope Eomer will soon recover to stand by her side!
Hi! IĂ‚Â´m overjoied to read, that you continue the story! I like that you, even after he left Edoras, follow ElfhelmĂ‚Â´s thoughts. The poor man, can he not find someone else? It seems that Eomer grows familiar again with Lothiriel, hopefully his feelings for her will as well reawaken! Great chapter! Tinara
Hi! I just read the whole story and must confess that it disturbed me greatly. I cannot get it out of my mind and so I have to ask some (rethorical) questions. But please donĂ‚Â´t get me wrong, IĂ‚Â´m not flaming. Do you really think, that if such despoty ruled in Lothlorien as well as in the Greenwood, these elven kingdoms would have existed that long? Do you think that nobody would stand up and try a revolution if there really was this two-sided law? Because ih Rumils and Legolas roles would be reversed, nobody would have dared to whip Legolas! I think it very sad, that you give no hope in your story, that something can be done against despoty! In your story Legolas and his foolish thoughts of being "better" win. In reality this is too often true. And yet there are people standing up and achieving at least somesthing, but all your characters just stand by and let it happen. How could Celeborn let a subject of his be whipped for no crime at all, as Legolas obviously enjoied what happened? If he had gone through with him, he would have been killed? If he had truly insulted Legolas his tongue would have been cut out? DonĂ‚Â´t you think that whipping will do great damage to his consciousness and demeanor? Do you think he can go back to normal? Will whipping again become general punishment in Lothlorien?
You see, your story greatly affected me, more than once I would have liked to shake some sense into your characters. Oh and donĂ‚Â´t you think they have public trials in Lothlorien? Or that Thranduil is old and experienced enough to win that little argument with Legolas and make him see how wrong he is? Why does he not punish him for not doing his duty but taking his pleasure from whipping Rumil? DonĂ‚Â´t you think elves possess laws, everyone has to follow?
Author's Response: I see where you are coming from, I honestly do, and similar concerns have been mentioned before. My only gripe is that, in this sort of story (meaning slash) it is all left up to questions of the reader. There are physical injustices done in the story, but in most stories I read that are not labelled just fluff, there as been equal amounts of psychological torments. I've even seen things pushing as far as having elves enslaved by humans. And, even though I write slash, I always ask the questions, "would elves be involved in homosexual relationships?" "would they sleep with siblings?" "would a commoner ever shack up with a lord or a king?" "would male elves ever actually have babies?" It is something , all of it, that has to be left to the reader. This is one of those stories you either love or hate, as are most. I'm sorry the story disturbed you, and I hope it didn't completely turn you off because it is the only one of this nature that I've done before (and actually came completely from groups of challenges from readers, including the punishment). But a lot of the slash written about the elves is rather disturbing in many ways, it just depends on what you can take and what you cannot, as well as what aspects of reality are accepted for these characters and what ones are not.
Hi! I wonder how Aragorn is to help Legolas - if he finds him - to break the influence of the necklace. And what will TrecoĂ‚Â´s part be in this? Tinara
Author's Response: Hello. I wish I could cure your curiosity, but then that would spoil the rest of the story, wouldn\'t it? Just stay tuned for further developments. :o)
Well, I like it and youĂ‚Â´re SO right!
I like this 1. part best. A really touching scene!
Author's Response: Why thank you. I got the inspiration from a comercial, lol. I am so glad you liked it. ^_^
Hi! I really like the style and your way of introducing the character. I hope for the next chapter soon! Tinara
Hi! I think youĂ‚Â´ve done an excellent job with this chapter, describing realistically how one would feel waking up in middle-earth! ItĂ‚Â´s refreshing to read such a good story with a human character and to be able to "feel" his motives and actions. Keep up writing! Tinara
Hi! It seems as if Lord Gilmir wii cause some trouble in future with his dilike of Eruanna, but I hope this wonĂ‚Â´t have dire consequences. I guess (and hope!) she will get to know more elves and Laiqualasse better when the company arrives at the sea.? Update soon! Tinara