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We Keep Living Anyway by StarSpray
Finally, Gil-galad said, "Why did you come out here alone?"

Elrond didn't answer right away. He picked up a seashell and turned it over in his fingers. "I was—angry," he said finally. "It would not be befitting for the lord of Imladris to stand in the middle of Mithlond and scream at the sky, I thought."
elrond  gil-gilad  finduilas  1-2K  gen 
6 days ago by elftrash
into darkness fell her star by esmeraldablazingsky
There would be no stone for Ereinion Gil-galad, no stone for Finduilas. That was fine. Her mark was not a monument.
finduilas  gil-gilad  1-2K  gen 
8 weeks ago by elftrash
scion by arriviste
How to reconcile Tolkien’s various Gil-gilad origins; or, the Noldor do Weird Science.
fingon  maedhros  fingon/maedhros  gil-gilad  2-5K 
12 weeks ago by elftrash
undying by ecphrasis
Elrond Peredhel has finally arrived on the shore of the Undying Lands, but he cannot help but feel that he is a failure, as a lord, as a husband, as a father, as a man. He is content to live the rest of his days in obscurity, but when Maglor arrives, shipwrecked and half-starved on the shores of Valinor, Nerdanel and Maglor's wife beg him to advocate for the last of the Fëanorians, to prevent him from suffering the punishment of the Kinslayers. As he reveals his memories of Maglor, he reconciles with his wife, but will he manage to save Maglor from the vengeance of his kin?
wip  elrond  celebrian  maglor  nerdanel  earendil  celebrian/elrond  glorfindel/ecthelion  gil-gilad  40K 
july 2019 by elftrash
a revelation and a half by esmeraldablazingsky
Gil-galad is injured, and he’s definitely hiding something. Elrond can and will find out.
gil-gilad  elrond  1-2K  gen 
july 2019 by elftrash
Chieftain of the village by himring
Fingon wanders in Eastern Beleriand and comes across a long-lost relative.

my note: standalone story explaining Gil-Gilad. All you need to know from the overall arc is that Maedhros is pining and Fingon still oblivious. I like this Lalwen/Írimë.
lalwen  fingon  gil-gilad  15-20K  gen  maedhros  fingolfin 
june 2019 by elftrash
By Any Other Name by dorkangel
A monarch cannot be a private person. In many ways, they exist only as a public persona - and more than one prince might assume that persona. In times of crisis people are not particularly inclined to question such things. After all: there must always be a king.

*

Tuor had laughed outright, when this suggestion was first made to him. He had stopped only when he realised Círdan had not intended it to be a joke.

“We can’t just pretend that Artanáro is still alive.” he objected. “People will notice.”

“They will accept it if it comforts them,” countered Círdan, refusing to acknowledge that he well knew how ridiculous this charade would be. “Besides,” he went on. “I suspect it would not be the first time.”
gil-gilad  cirdan  finduilas  maedhros  elrond  2-5K 
june 2019 by elftrash
Cornflowers in Belfalas by bunn
Just after the fall of Eregion and the death of Celebrimbor, Celebrían came to Imladris and met Elrond for the first time. Elrond first saw Celebrían then and loved her, but 'said nothing of it'. But how did things seem to Celebrían ? And how did things go, over a thousand years later, when Elrond finally told Celebrian that he loved her?

Sequel to 'Coming to the Valley', itself following on from 'Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens' which is a sequel to 'Quenta Narquelion'. They're each close enough to canon to stand alone but this one does benefit from having read 'Coming to the Valley'.
celebrian  elrond  gil-gilad  galadriel  celeborn  celebrian/elrond  5-10K 
may 2019 by elftrash
The Art of Losing by havisham
Both versions of Gil-galad's parentage are true.

(Or, how fighting for the future may not be as inspiring as all that.)
gil-gilad  fingon  maedhros  gen  1-2K 
march 2019 by elftrash
Forgiven by erunyauve
What will become of the people of Maedhros and Maglor after the War of Wrath? Celebrimbor negotiates their future and comes to a decision about his own.
celebrimbor  gil-gilad  maedhros  maglor  2-5K 
february 2019 by elftrash
Aduial by erunyauve
A new baby is a mixed blessing under the Doom.
orodreth  angrod  gil-gilad  2-5K  gen 
february 2019 by elftrash
Between Two Worlds by potboy
Wonder came over Ereinion at the enigmatic words - because he understood perfectly what the Sinda meant. Here was a foreigner who spoke the same language as he. "Yes," he said. "Yes it does. Deep in me. My bones are formed of this same rock of Middle-earth, and yet I am a Noldo. How can you say that my people are 'fortunate in me' when I am sundered from everything they care for? I am Noldor, but I am Umanyar, and I do not know how to choose between the two!"
celeborn  gil-gilad  cirdan  2-5K  gen 
january 2019 by elftrash
A Star in Your Constellation by peasantswhy
Three elves find each other after a long, hard road.

Sequel to Ulan's "Arda Marred" Series.
celebrian  gil-gilad  elrond  celebrian/elrond  gil-gilad/elrond  gil-gilad/celebrian/elrond  80K 
january 2019 by elftrash
The Long Road by kaz
Elladan really wasn't planning to get thrown back in time to Beleriand, but the world didn't bother asking his opinion. Now, he struggles to find a way back home as the First Age unfolds around him. The host of newly acquired relatives, including a great-uncle with a flair for dramatics, sons of Fëanor who insist on being people rather than historical villains, and a several-times great-grandmother with some unexpected skills, just make it more overwhelming.
elladan  finrod  luthien  celegorm  gil-gilad  gen  15-20K 
january 2019 by elftrash
A Last Reckoning by earmire
Ereinion Gil-galad remembers the lessons of his father, and challenges the Enemy to a final combat above Dagorlad.
fingon  gil-gilad  gen  1-2K 
january 2019 by elftrash
Kings of the Second Age by jane_ways
Gil-galad struggles to write a letter to the man he thinks (hopes) might be his father. Or, in which we are all Gil-galad, failing to start an email.
gil-gilad  maedhros  fingon  maglor  elrond  gen  10-15K 
december 2018 by elftrash
The Price of Vengeance universe by encairion
In order: The Revolutionary and the Usurper (170k), The Secret Language Brother (27k), The Price of Vengeance (540k), Earendil on the Purchasing of Whores (14k), The Price of Duty (170k), The Vanyar's Rebellion (17K), The Price of Memory (140k), Lost Children of the Sun (61k), The Price of Vengeance II (400k), and Heralds of the Dawn (130k and counting).

My note: hopelessly addictive, surprisingly interesting worldbuilding and race/colonialism work, but also very old school slytherfen (elftrashfen?) in that many Good Guys are now Bad, and vice versa, and everyone is gay, also there's way more incest than I bargained for, and I thought I was in for a ton (why would you make unrelated characters super related to make them bang?), and certain female characters are Shrill/Bad/Mad (but there are redemptive arcs for most of them paying off by now admittedly. STILL. YOU COME AT GALADRIEL YOU BEST NOT MISS). Would I rec this? No. Would I admit to someone who respected me that I'd read it? No. Did I lose a week to this and gasp like a fish on dry land when I ran out of story? I did.

ONE AND A HALF MILLION WORDS

It's like the Saving Connor of elftrash only longer and it drags much less. And instead of everything being child abuse and torture everything is incest.
feanor/fingolfin  fingon/maedhros  eol  lalwen  glorfindel  feanor  finarfin  maeglin  celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron  elrond  celebrian  celebrian/elrond  elrohir  elladan  erestor  erestor/lindir  gil-gilad  glorfindel/gil-galad  maglor  maglor/glorfindel  finrod  gildor  elenwe  warnings  1500000+K  finrod/curufin 
november 2018 by elftrash
beyond the sea by keiliss
Erestor sails with Elrond and Galadriel, hoping to make a new life in the land promised as Elvenhome; strange, eerie, changeless, a place where the dead are reborn or rehoused or never return at all, the living become spirit, and no one walks on the beach.
erestor  gil-gilad  gil-gilad/erestor  20-30K 
november 2018 by elftrash

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