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a road from the garden by chrononautical
Bilbo Baggins has a brother. Worried about gossiping neighbors, his parents are very careful to hide Kili's nature. Long used to hiding his own nature, Bilbo accepts the same responsibility for his brother as he grows up. But hiding anything becomes impossible when dwarves come to the Shire.
bilbo  thorin  thorin/bilbo  kili  legolas  gimli  gandalf  200+K  wip 
12 weeks ago by elftrash
The Healer and the Warrior by Maddy051280
A meeting at the Houses of Healing of two people who are not quite sure what to make of each other. (13K)

Sequels:
Imrahil's Daughter (40K): https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2540200/1/Imrahil-s-Daughter
An Offer Not To Be Refused (17K): https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2611951/1/An-Offer-Not-To-Be-Refused
A Bride for a King (30K): https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2641638/1/A-Bride-for-a-King
To Become a Queen (60k): https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2699602/1/To-Become-A-Queen
Unexpected (116K): https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2825950/1/Unexpected

My note: is there anything better than taking 280K of reliably readable ff.net trash to bed with you?
eomer  lothiriel  eomer/lothiriel  200+K 
october 2019 by elftrash
A Little Nudge Out The Door by jocelyn
Legolas's adventures and trials as he reaches the Warrior's Coming of Age. Begins around the time of "The Hobbit."

my note: written pre-hobbit movie, a legolas coming-of-age. honestly, this reads as a set-up to not only lotr, but an eventual legolas/gimli romance although there is no gimli in it. also, I think it works best if you read thranduil's helicopter parenting and desire not to let legolas out as if he, like thingol, has had a TERRIBLE VISION that a dwarf will one day marry his son. (obviously thingol was worried about men but the analogy holds).
200+K  gen  legolas 
september 2019 by elftrash
Nothing of Note by primsong
Bilbo Baggins faces his 98th year with a local adventure that leads to his eventual selection and adoption of an heir.

entirely charming and written long pre-hobbit move so untainted
bilbo  frodo  gen  200+K 
august 2019 by elftrash
The Riven Crown by The_Kingmaker
The aftermath of war is no laughing matter. Those who died must be honoured, those who are wounded must be healed, and those who remain need food and clothing, peace and sanctuary. With Thorin's life hanging in the balance, it is up to Bilbo and the rest of the Company to rule the rag-tag remnants of Erebor in his place.
thorin  bilbo  thorin/bilbo  200+K 
may 2019 by elftrash
Clarity of Vision by mithen
In a Middle-Earth where Erebor never fell, a shadow remains in the heart of the Lonely Mountain. Bilbo Baggins finds himself drawn reluctantly into a quest that will lead him across the continent--from Bree to Lake Evendim to the icy North and beyond--with a party of five dwarves searching for an artifact that will cure the ailing King Thrór.

First fic is fine, sequel is much better. Entwives!
thorin/bilbo  200+K  thorin  bilbo  arwen  galadriel  aragorn  denethor  theoden  dis  legolas  gimli 
january 2019 by elftrash
an ounce of kindness by eresse
One never knows where an act of kindness will lead.

My note: trash but so id. is it well-written? not especially. does it involve a certain amount of elves crying and emotionally blackmailing each other like all her fic? sure. do I sometimes long for the overdramatic slash epics of the early 00s? I do. this meets that need
elrohir/legolas  200+K 
january 2019 by elftrash
The Embalmer's Apprentice by lyra
Faced with the choice between execution or working on the preservation of dead people, young Azruhâr finds himself drawn into the increasingly political struggle between faith and loyalty to the king, science and superstition.

My note: I'm amazed she hasn't filed the numbers off and published this as an excellent novel - Numenor is isolated enough from Tolkien's Middle Earth that not many strings would need cutting. Complete world and picture of Numenor as it was beginning its long fall and to resent elves and the Valar, to seek to conquer death rather than welcome it as the Gift.
rec  gen  numenor  200+K  wip 
november 2018 by elftrash
The Revolutionary and the Usurper by encairion
The tale of the boy who stood up to change the world, and the half-brother who wanted to stand at his side, but if he couldn’t have that, let him have everything else.

The tale of Fëanor and Fingolfin.

My note: I nearly threw my phone when it ended where it did but turns out there's a million plus words of sequels on faerie.net.
feanor/fingolfin  feanor/nerdanel  feanor  fingolfin  warnings  200+K 
october 2018 by elftrash
These Gifts You Have Given Me by thearrogantemu
"We are not so foolish as to believe that evil is ended forever. But we do not place our hope in secrecy, but in strength. Strength is found in trust, and trust in openness. So be welcome among us, Annatar Aulendil."

The story of the meeting between Celebrimbor and Sauron, of the trust that grew between them and how it was broken.

+ additional 100k of stories in this universe not centered on them. HIGH REC.
rec  gen  celebrimbor/sauron  celebrimbor  feanor  finrod  familydrama  200+K  sauron 
september 2018 by elftrash
Gloom, Doom and Maedhros by himring
Maedhros saga, with main focus on Maedhros' life in Beleriand but spanning all the way from the Time of the Trees almost to the end of Arda.
200+K  maedhros  fingon/maedhros 
september 2018 by elftrash
Comes Around Again by scarletjedi
Gimli closes his eyes, an old Dwarf on the brink of death in the home he had built with his husband in the Undying Lands, and opens them again as a young Dwarf in his childhood home in Ered Luin. He's returned to the tumultuous week before The Company set out to recruit their Burglar from his cosy hobbit hole. Gimli, once again a impetuous teen in the eyes of his family, must get into that Company--the lives of his loved ones, and the very fate of Middle Earth--depends on it.
legolas/gimli  200+K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Switch - Chapter 1 - Ceres_Libera - Star Trek 2009 [Archive of Our Own]
The life and times of Leonard H. McCoy MD/PhD … If Leonard McCoy's life could get any fucking weirder, it would be … Jesus, he didn't even want to think what that could possibly mean, because it's already been too fucking weird to make any kind of rational sense. A Starfleet Academy story, set in the ST:XI universe.

[a must read, but you need to set a whole fucking day aside for this. seriously. worth it though]
kirk/mccoy  startrek  academyera  canon  favorite  rec  50k+  200+k 
november 2013 by thatdamneddame

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