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A tale of belatedly requited love, with a dose of politics, set in the period immediately preceding the foundation of the city of Gondolin. Written in response to Slashy Santa 2007 request by Talullah Red for a story with one of the characters of Gondolin, *before* Gondolin but not necessarily set in Nevrast/Vinyamar. Other details to include: An excerpt of a poem, a fresh autumn morning with beautiful, bright colours. A plot would be nice, a simple set of interlinked actions that in the end makes sense and is not overly dramatic. Beta: the ever-generous Ignoblebard.)
Categories: 2007 Slashy Santa
Characters: Ecthelion, Fingon, Glorfindel, Turgon
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 5921
Published: April 27, 2009 Updated: April 27, 2009
Not your typical romance, this is a story about two people who know one another all too well and understand one another not at all and share an almost love/hate relationship replete with passionate conflict and caring. It’s a Years of the Trees story of Fëanor and Fingolfin as very young men, written to satisfy this particular prompt: “Pairing: Fëanor/Fingolfin. I prefer dark, angsty stories, but can appreciate humor on the side. Whether you give me a pre-darkening of Valinor or a re-born life in Valinor or something from the First Age, it doesn't matter, but I love seeing elves with flaws, so please no utopian, unrealistic worlds." I have done my best to respond to the request. The protagonists are self-absorbed at times but not evil and both did too many wonderful things to have lived in a constant depressive state. I cannot help crossing into my own personal canon with characters I have thought as much about as these two.
Written for Encairion, Ardor in August 2012
Categories: 2012 Ardor in August
Characters: Fëanor, Fingolfin, Maedhros, Other character(s): Silmarillion
Genres: Backstory, Character Study, Romance
Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes Word count: 4316
Published: July 21, 2012 Updated: August 06, 2012
Summary: This is a story of tragic heroes of the First Age, while they were young elves in love in Valinor, inexperienced and foolish, before the flight of the Noldor. Ecthelion, a half-Telerin nerdy musician who fancies himself to be rather worldly and fashionable, sets himself the task of seducing his best friend Glorfindel, a charming math prodigy. The story provides a superficial glimpse at some of the contrasts between Telerin, Noldorin, and Vanyarin culture, which turns wildly AU in relation to the inclusion of the festival of the Gates of Summer, principally to give a bit of symmetry to the story. It’s but a little romp of a love story about growing up rather spoiled and privileged in Aman during the Years of the Trees.
Written for Levade for the 2011 My Slashy Valentine Exchange.
Thank you to Levade, who informed my choices with the following request:
Rating up to = R
Requested pairing = Ecthelion/Glorfindel
Story elements = Can be an AU, set anywhere but Gondolin, please. Not your typical jocks/warriors or angsty lovers. Witty banter, snark, comfort, equals in all things. Please include elements: a dragon's sharp tooth and a letter, long-lost.
Erestor sails to Valinor and finds himself involved with someone he was infatuated with as a youth.
Categories: 2009 Ardor in August
Characters: Elrond, Erestor, Finarfin, Fingon, Finrod Felagund, Other character(s): Lord of the Rings, Other character(s): Silmarillion
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 8474
Published: August 09, 2009 Updated: August 16, 2009
Maedhros has been celibate for longer than he even likes to consider. Elrond is a charming flirt with a massive crush who is saving himself for a special first time. I never pictured myself writing this one, but felt perversely attracted to it when I read the prompt. The recipient gave me a softer way out, the choice to go with another less controversial pairing. But after consideration, I fell for this one.
Written for Adlanth for the 2012 My Slashy Valentine Exchange
Categories: 2012 My Slashy Valentine
Characters: Elrond, Elros, Maedhros, Maglor
Genres: Drama, Humor, Romance
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 8430
Published: February 08, 2012 Updated: February 14, 2012
Haldir meets Beleg in Valinor and each comes to terms with his past. Slash. (Warning: Could conceivably be called a LotR/Silmarillion crossover, although it is primarily based upon The Silmarillion.) Written in response to a request by Kenaz for the Ardor in August 2008 fic swap: “ . . . an encounter between an Elf recently released from the Halls of Mandos and an Elf who has recently come to Valinor from Middle-earth. . . . struggling to acclimate themselves to a new place and time, and trying to relate to each other . . . . love to see Haldir meet Beleg.” Betas: Pandemonium, IgnobleBard and Lissa and nitpicking from the writers at The Lizard Council writers group.
Categories: 2008 Ardor in August
Characters: Beleg, Celeborn, Haldir, Other character(s): Lord of the Rings, Other character(s): Silmarillion, Túrin
Genres: Drama, Romance
Chapters: 7 Completed: Yes Word count: 19244
Published: April 25, 2009 Updated: April 26, 2009
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