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Hold Back the Dark by keiliss
Celebrian married Elrond because 1) her mother thought it was a politically astute move, 2) she was very fond of him and thought they could be mutual support, and 3) love, given time, can grow.
celebrian  celebrian/elrond  elrond  2-5K 
5 weeks ago by elftrash
the dull backwaters of the art of killing by thelioninmybed
Deeds of surpassing valour are done. They're mostly a matter of logistics.
maedhros  maglor  2-5K  gen 
9 weeks ago by elftrash
Entrapment by dorwinionwhining
As the enemy presses their advantage, Maedhros is wounded, and Maglor is hurt. The twins are smart enough to duck out early.

Alternate summary: The comfort part of hurt/comfort is difficult to pull off when everyone, yourself included, is kind of an asshole.
maglor  maedhros  amrod  amras  2-5K 
10 weeks ago by elftrash
Silver Tree by lynndyre
The Third Age ended in departure. The Fourth Age belonged to those who chose to remain.
celeborn  celeborn/galadriel  2-5K  gen 
12 weeks ago by elftrash
song and light by vendaai
"Legolas was away much among the Galadhrim, and after the first night he did not sleep with the other companions, though he returned to eat and talk with them. Often he took Gimli with him when he went abroad in the land, and the others wondered at this change" (FOTR).
legolas  gimli  legolas/gimli  2-5K 
november 2019 by elftrash
flat despair, our final hope by undercat
The Oath awakens, the people of Sirion make their choice, and Elwing casts herself into the sea.
elwing  2-5K  gen 
october 2019 by elftrash
Last Year's Words Belong To This Year's Language by undercat
Elwing decides to learn her father's language, and later names her sons.
2-5K  elwing  earendil  earendil/elwing 
october 2019 by elftrash
Incidents Will Happen by rfinch
Finrod and Turgon make a journey together and end up on the banks of Sirion.

my note: old school fic imported from HASA, with the HASA. tags and very c. 2002 warnings about slash; but the fic itself is fine, and the second part even good (well, I liked the swan)
turgon  finrod  finrod/turgon  2-5K 
october 2019 by elftrash
Decisions and Revisions by lise
Maeglin manages to tell someone what he did. Gondolin still falls. Maeglin doesn't.

Or, when you attempt self sacrifice and it doesn't go the way you planned.

my note: at last, a Maeglinwife who will do the work to redeem him
maeglin  idril  tuor  2-5K 
october 2019 by elftrash
Unbridled Turmoils by bunn
The vampire Thuringwethil is a servant of Sauron. Meássë is a servant of Morgoth himself... in so far as Meássë serves anyone but chaos.

They're made for one another.

My note: extremely readable dark Maia/vampire
thuringwethil  femslash  2-5K 
october 2019 by elftrash
Mind's Delight by bunn
In the dwarf-city of Belegost, teenage Elrond and Elros are bored, and Maglor is not sure what to expect of half-elves.
2-5K  gen  elrond  elros  maglor  dysfunctionalfoundfamily 
october 2019 by elftrash
Whatcha Gonna Call It? by heget
AU where Andreth and Aegnor marry after all.

-

Everyone was curious to see if Aegnor and Andreth could conceive a child, the disparities of soul and body balanced against similarities, and Finrod’s colloquy by correspondence side-tracked into tangents involving hypothetical marriages between elf and dwarf and mortal men and dwarves and how would those unions work.
aegnor  angrod  andreth  andreth/aegnor  finrod  2-5K  au 
october 2019 by elftrash
The Doors of Durin by lynndyre
Celebrimbor and Narvi, and the construction of their legacy together.
celebrimbor  narvi  gen  2-5K 
october 2019 by elftrash
whoso list to hunt by elftrash
I knew already that I would do anything Maedhros asked of me. I had found that out in Angband.  

:D?
fingon  maedhros  fingon/maedhros  2-5K 
october 2019 by elftrash
inheritance by zimra
Dior remembers what his father taught him.
dior  beren  celegorm  2-5K  gen  doriath 
october 2019 by elftrash
Fight me, by nibeneth
It is twenty-eight years, three months, one week, and six days from the date of Maedhros' rescue, meaning that starting today, he has been free for longer than he was a prisoner.
fingon  maedhros  fingon/maedhros  2-5K 
october 2019 by elftrash
what we have left by nibeneth
Stories of Elrond and Elros' childhood in the household of Maglor and Maedhros.
dysfunctionalfoundfamily  maedhros  maglor  elros  elrond  2-5K 
october 2019 by elftrash
cliffs of fall by arriviste
The day Maedhros leaves the halls of Mandos, Fingon is waiting for him.

He had not imagined anyone would be. Perhaps his mother? But not Fingon, not after so long. Not after the long years after Fingon died, and what Maedhros did in them.
maedhros  fingon  fingon/maedhros  2-5K 
september 2019 by elftrash
Form and Function by penknife
They come to know each other very well indeed, in time.
celebrimbor/narvi  celebrimbor  narvi  2-5K  rec 
september 2019 by elftrash
the last dream I ever dreamed on the cold hillside by acaramelmacchiato
“I worry I am too courtly and insufficiently direct,” Thranduil told his son one night, his bottles empty, suffering the storied agonies of lonely love.

“It has been too long since you went courting,” said Legolas, and shrugged. “Just send him a bag of cash and a note asking if he’s … eager to lay.”

My note: I don't support hobbit fandom but this is very lolzy
thranduil  bard  bard/thranduil  2-5K 
september 2019 by elftrash
A Brief Guide To The House of Finwë (a hobbit's view) by drag0nst0rm
In his defense, Bilbo never thought anyone other than Frodo or Sam was actually going to read the thing.

my note: lolzy, but the writer is a homophobe so will not kudos
bilbo  elrond  feanor  2-5K  gen 
september 2019 by elftrash
the fugitive heart by arriviste
Perhaps Finduilas’s real tragedy is that she had no mother, no sister, no woman-friend to say to her, Do you really love him? Would you still love this Túrin if he was less tragic, less doomed, less blood-stained? Do you love him, or do you only long to comb his tangled hair?
finduilas  turin  gwindor  finduilas/gwindor  finduilas/turin  2-5K 
september 2019 by elftrash
into the old abyss by elftrash
Arwen wakes in an enchanted wood in Beleriand.

:D?
arwen  beleg  mablung  thingol  melian  2-5K  wip  au 
august 2019 by elftrash
Wait Until the Light Breaks by orodrethsmirichu
The night after Eöl’s execution, an orphan sits in his mother’s room and waits for his fate to catch up to him.
maeglin  turgon  2-5K  gen 
july 2019 by elftrash
The Guardian of the Walls by deborah_judge
When Aredhel set off from Gondolin to find her cousin Celegorm, she did not know if she intended to tear his clothes off or beat him senseless. Or both, in no particular order.

She had learned how to curse his name while crossing the Grinding Ice without even the supplies that were on the ships he had burned, and had done so since at every opportunity. Almost as often as she made love to him in her dreams, or remembered the sweetness of his touch long ago in Valinor, before the ships burned, before the blood of Alqualonde reddened her sword.
aredhel  celegorm  aredhel/celegorm  aredhel/eol  2-5K 
july 2019 by elftrash
The Monster by thegreatpumpkin
Children do not laugh when Maedhros Fëanorion draws near. But when he turns—slowly, idly, as if he is only observing the horizon—that is what he hears: the delighted, disembodied laughter of children.
maedhros  elured  elurin  2-5K  gen 
july 2019 by elftrash
The Carriage held but just Ourselves by starspray
Melian cannot know death. Of her daughters, one embraces it, one rejects it, one accepts it, and one does not understand.
melian  luthien  elwing  tindomiel  arwen  2-5K 
july 2019 by elftrash
Blue Light by zdenka
Celebrimbor tests a new idea, sets Narvi a challenge, and makes a confession.
celebrimbor/narvi  celebrimbor  narvi  2-5K 
july 2019 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 
july 2019 by elftrash
aurë entuluva by anghraine
A Hadorian happily-ever-after, improbably starring Túrin, Niënor, and Tuor.
tuor  turin  nienor  2-5K 
july 2019 by elftrash
the dawn from on high by arriviste
“I have an errand to attend to, but I will join your party at the Havens in good time,” said Gandalf before the great convoy set out from Imladris.
maglor  gandalf  elrond  valar  2-5K  gen 
july 2019 by elftrash
springless autumn by anghraine
We are a fading people, a springless autumn. -- Faramir, The Two Towers
arwen  elrond  aragorn/arwen  2-5K 
july 2019 by elftrash
Olórë by taeniurus
Ólórë (noun)
a shared dream; a mingling of two fëar in Irmo’s domain
maedhros  fingon  fingon/maedhros  2-5K 
july 2019 by elftrash
no other star by arriviste
“You would be dead to a man if I had not come,” said Caranthir. “To a woman!”

Haleth meets three Elven-Kings as the Haladin search for a homeland in Beleriand, and deals with mourning, survival, and culture clash.
haleth  caranthir  finrod  thingol  gen  2-5K 
july 2019 by elftrash
The Dying Fire by vasiliki
Based on 'Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth.' Someone visits Andreth on her last night.
andreth  andreth/aegnor  finrod/andreth  finrod  2-5K 
july 2019 by elftrash
Come Back To Me by teasel
In the aftermath of a drought in the Shire, Merry has gone to Bree, and a lonely eleven-year-old Pippin meets an Entwife. Ents can be dangerous; Entwives - if you threaten their gardens -- can be *very* dangerous.
pippin  merry  ents  gen  2-5K 
july 2019 by elftrash
a marvellous thread by arriviste
They called her Lúthien reborn before Arwen was old enough to understand that they were speaking a Doom, not a blessing.
arwen  aragorn  aragorn/arwen  luthien  beren/luthien  2-5K 
july 2019 by elftrash
The Eagle by Ziggy
Maedhros' rescue from a different perspective.
maedhros  fingon  2-5K 
june 2019 by elftrash
deep roots are not touched by the frost by dirgewithoutmusic
Arwen stayed for Aragorn as much as Aragorn saved the world for her—entirely and not at all. Her story was a battle, a bravery, a hero’s sacrifice, clinging as hard to the things that mattered as Frodo clung to the fading memories of the Shire.
arwen  2-5K 
june 2019 by elftrash
Calls Every One Home by lise
He had sent his squires away to ready themselves and was just now fitting the last pieces of armor to himself, clasping the greaves over his forearms, looking at the full length mirror perfect reflection of himself as he let his arms fall. The Nauglamir glittered around his neck.
dior  celegorm  2-5K 
june 2019 by elftrash
In Darkness Crowned by avanti_90
It is written in the histories of the Noldor that when Finarfin son of Finwë became King in Tirion, he placed the crown upon his own head; that none of the Powers gave their blessing on that long night, and no other of the royal House stood beside the king; that in the square of Tirion the people wept in grief, and that the king wept with them, for their losses and his own.
finarfin  valar  2-5K  gen 
june 2019 by elftrash
Cabbages and the Embarrassment of Being Maedhros by himring
Cabbages, because they are almost entirely unlike Silmarils...
Maedhros has been rescued from Angband by Fingon and has handed over the crown to Fingolfin. He recovers from his ordeals (more or less), sorts out things with his relatives (not quite), and departs with his brothers for points east.

My note: Fits around 'Looking the Stars[...]'; most of it is post-rescue at Mithrim, but then it picks up a day after 'Looking at the Stars[...]'.
fingon  maedhros  fingon/maedhros  2-5K 
june 2019 by elftrash
by him imprinted by thelioninmybed
Fingolfin falls. Fingon falls apart. Maedhros picks up the pieces.

It’s easier said than done with just one hand.
fingon  maedhros  fingon/maedhros  2-5K 
june 2019 by elftrash
White Wings by zdenka
As Sauron’s influence grows in Númenor, Míriel and a scholar of the Faithful discuss the translation of Elvish poetry.
tar-miriel  2-5K  gen  numenor 
june 2019 by elftrash
Ancient History by dragonstorm
Politics dictate that Bruthir should probably change his thesis now that the king's marrying an elf whose family it's about. He'll get right on that, just as soon as he's finished sulking about it.
2-5K  gen  maglor  elrond  aragorn/arwen 
june 2019 by elftrash
Springs Eternal by icarus_chained
"The Spring brought to Fangorn an elf." Thranduil Oropherion, to be precise, heartsick and in need of healing, and sent to Fangorn by a son who knows him all too well.
thranduil  2-5K  gen  ents 
june 2019 by elftrash
Weary Heads to Rest by icarus_chained
In the quiet after the war is won, Gimli watches Legolas sleep that strange half-sleep of the elves, and slowly and perhaps begrudgingly comes around to the realisation that he loves him.
gimli  legolas  legolas/gimli  2-5K 
june 2019 by elftrash
The Winter King by icarus_chained
In the last ages of the world, for the love of his people, there died a winter king. The passing of Thranduil Oropherion, in the winter of the world, long after the last ship has sailed.

my note: free of hobbit fandom taint
thranduil  gen  2-5K 
june 2019 by elftrash
A Stranger Grown by rhymer23
Merry and Pippin return to Minas Tirith after many years away, and find that the city has changed since they knew it, and become a shining wonder. The Shire is a wonder, too, but while the hobbits can visit Aragorn in his home, he can never visit them, because no Man can...
aragorn  merry  pippin  2-5K  gen 
june 2019 by elftrash
Casting Shadows by rhymer23
As King Elessar travels north on his first state visit to the northern kingdom, Strider the Ranger returns to The Prancing Pony.

note: legolas and gimli teasing aragorn here is delightful
aragorn  gimli  2-5K  gen  legolas 
june 2019 by elftrash
Daughters, Sisters, Wives by rhymer23
"I should have given you sisters," her mother said. "This is such a place of men." This is a tale of Éowyn and the girls and women who might have been friends in the years of her childhood, the dark years of her growing, and in the years yet to come.
eowyn  lothiriel  gen  2-5K 
june 2019 by elftrash
Bright and Brief as Lightning by mithen
Five scenes in the lives of Turin and Beleg.
turin  beleg  beleg/turin  2-5K 
june 2019 by elftrash
After Helm's Deep by amedia
Imrahil looked from one to the other, puzzled, as Gandalf said testily, "You don't seem surprised, Aragorn son of Arathorn, at such goings-on in your company."

"Oh, believe me, I am surprised," Aragorn said. "Surprised that it took this long." Gandalf raised his eyebrows. Aragorn went on, "Really, Gandalf! Beginning in Lorien, one would have to have been dead not to see the signs--" he broke off suddenly. "Oh, that's right."
legolas/gimli  legols  gimli  2-5K 
june 2019 by elftrash
A Bird And A Beast by eyebrowofdoom
A carved puzzle, left to rattle in a bag, may solve itself. Another version of what happened upon the return of Legolas and Gimli to Fangorn.
legolas  gimli  legolas/gimli  2-5K 
june 2019 by elftrash
The Question by eyebrowofdoom
Elves, you know?

My note: I don't ship it because I love Legolas/Gimli and Aragorn/Arwen too dearly, but this is not romantic. Also, I'm weak for anything tagged 'snooty elves'.
legolas  aragorn  legolas/aragorn  2-5K 
june 2019 by elftrash
The Swallow by rhymer23
Having said his last farewells to the Shire, Merry visits Edoras and its King one final time.
eomer  merry  pippin  2-5K  gen 
june 2019 by elftrash
The Blue Book of Small Stories by elsane
Collected Silmarillion promptfic.

1: Variations on a theme (light Fingon/Maedhros, 1000 words)
2: Imprisonment (Maedhros, Morgoth, 900 words)
3: Singing beside me in the wilderness (Fingon/Maedhros, 450 words)
4: Turtles (Argon, Fingolfin, 850 words)
fingon  maedhros  fingon/maedhros  argon  2-5K 
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
The Last Fruit by rfinch
How things went for Finarfin and Earwen after the Curse of Mandos.
finarfin  earwen  finarfin/earwen  2-5K 
june 2019 by elftrash
A Balm for Aching Hearts by Zaatar
In the Fen of Serech, Barahir teaches Finrod how to mourn.
finrod  barahir  2-5K  gen 
june 2019 by elftrash
After the Fire by lise
The Dagor Bragollach is lost, the Pass of Aglon has been breached, and Curufin and Celegorm are fleeing south to an uncertain destination.

And if that's not misfortune enough, it can always get worse.
celegorm  curufin  gen  2-5K  celebrimbor 
june 2019 by elftrash
Through those old grounds of memory by cinaed
When Brandir suggests celebrating the anniversary of Níniel's first year in Brethil, there are unexpected consequences.
finduilas  nienor  turin  finduilas/nienor  fixit  2-5K  femslash 
may 2019 by elftrash
Casting out the Serpent by Herenortherenorfar
Balan-who-will-be-Bëor comes to some conclusions about his new friend after said new friend demonstrates a terrifying knowledge of venomous snakes.

In conclusion, Finarfin was a reptile hoarder and also elves might be poisonous.
finrod  beor  finrod/beor  2-5K 
may 2019 by elftrash
The Siege of Khazad-Dum by bunn
Rescued from Sauron by Celebrían, Celebrimbor and Elrond fled with her to Khazad-dûm. Celebrimbor, badly injured in body and spirit, makes a terrible patient. Galadriel raises some difficult questions.

My note: Sequel to All Our Old Follies Come 'Round Again. an AU where Celebrimbor gets to live??
celebrimbor  elrond  galadriel  secondage  gen  2-5K 
may 2019 by elftrash
into the woods by havisham
If you have ever gone to the woods with me, I must love you very much.
beleg  turin  beleg/turin  2-5K 
april 2019 by elftrash
New Day, New Age by starspray
It was the most thrilling thing, to sail away and watch the coastline of Middle-earth dwindle and fade into a dark line on the horizon, and then to vanish completely.
elros  earendil  2-5K  gen 
march 2019 by elftrash
all that you can't leave behind by grundy
Eärendil has, against all odds, made it to Aman. But he's more nervous than he expected about being the first Noldo to return to Tirion.
earendil  gen  2-5K 
march 2019 by elftrash
A Pitiable Remnant by erunyauve
Celebrimbor leads the remaining people of Nargothrond to safety.
celebrimbor  nargothrond  2-5K  gen 
february 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
Sindarin, as he spoke it by erunyauve
A linguistic fiction exploring the inscription on the West Door and its possible errors.
celebrimbor  gen  2-5K 
february 2019 by elftrash
Seamstress by zopyrus
They won’t meet until the end of the world, but Maglor and Míriel manage to swap stories anyway.
maglor  miriel  feanor  2-5K  gen 
february 2019 by elftrash
Double Edges by elleth
Maedhros returns to his brothers from the Fingolfinian camp in Mithrim, after recuperating there from his captivity. Not everyone is unreservedly happy to have him back.
maedhros  curufin  gen  2-5K 
january 2019 by elftrash
Deep Waters by finch
Balan, leader of the first Men to enter Beleriand, asks Finrod Felagund some personal questions.
beor  finrod  gen  2-5K 
january 2019 by elftrash
Ill Chance or Strange Fates by Ivanneth
“You – you’re my beloved friend. And I’ll let no one and nothing come between us. Ever.”
fingon  maedhros  fingon/maedhros  2-5K 
january 2019 by elftrash
Mersday's Child by cinaed
When Túrin and Beleg discover a baby among the remnants of a caravan, things change, mostly for the better.
beleg  turin  beleg/turin  2-5K 
january 2019 by elftrash
A Grace In His Quarrel by cinaed
Between a battle and an unexpected snowstorm, Amlach’s first day in the service of Maedhros is eventful.
maedhros  maedhros/amlach  2-5K 
january 2019 by elftrash
Where The Passion Flower Grows by cinaed
The people of Haleth are used to the dangers of Brethil. When Turambar stumbles upon a plant called love's fever, Brandir must prove to him that it's a poison with a pleasant cure.
turin  turin/brandir  sexpollen  2-5K 
january 2019 by elftrash
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