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I Wish All The Wars Were Over by zimra
All of my stories featuring members of the House of Bëor, in chronological order.
beor  beren  emeldir  barahir  andreth  morwen  rian  20-30K 
11 weeks ago by elftrash
where the ocean meets the sky and land by starspray
Eärendil has gone sailing again--this time through the skies--and Elwing is left to find a place for herself in Valinor, while the Valar prepare for war.
elwing  earwen  anaire  nerdanel  finarfin  earendil/elwing  wip  20-30K 
11 weeks ago by elftrash
The Sandglass Runs by dawnfelagund
In Fifth Age Tirion, Caranthir has been reembodied into a changed world: his uncle has unkinged himself and turned Tirion into a republic, Elves live in suburbs and seek psychotherapy, and the Noldor born after his exile have invented all kinds of wondrous things. One day, Caranthir receives a letter that he is being entrusted to mentor his newly reembodied cousin Orodreth. They must not only resolve their old enmity but achieve a tenuous friendship--maybe even more?--as both seek the peace and acceptance they never found in their prior lives.

Continuation of her Fifth Age series; works best if you've read her 350k epic, too, and the Finrod/Celegorm fic in Nargothrond, in terms of backstory.
caranthir  orodreth  caranthir/orodreth  amarie  20-30K 
september 2019 by elftrash
Not Quite As Expected by aearwen
They said that the friendship between Legolas Greenleaf, son of the Elvenking, and Gimli, son of Glóin, was unique. But those that said so didn't know what happened much later to their respective fathers.

my note: not Gimli and Legolas parent-trap their dads fic it could be
thranduil  gloin  20-30K  gen 
july 2019 by elftrash
The Care and Feeding of Hobbits by Baylor
Ruminations on the Little People, by Boromir, Man of Gondor.

Boromir learns about the hobbits as he develops friendships with them.
boromir  merry  pippin  frodo  sam  gandalf  gen  20-30K 
april 2019 by elftrash
Calling as he used to call, faint and far away by mira_jade
Whilst in Menegroth for the approaching birth of their son, Lúthien takes it upon herself to confront a demon still shadowing her husband's heart - whether or not Beren approves or wants of her aid.

Or: We are all first children, even as we become parents ourselves, and Emeldir the Man-hearted is still alive and well, hearing only of her son and his great deeds through songs and whispers. Lúthien seeks to change that – for the betterment of all involved.
luthien  beren  emeldir  melian  beren/luthien  20-30K 
february 2019 by elftrash
Beneath the Hard World by lordnelson100
In an alternate universe, Legolas and Gimli meet as captives of Saruman after an expedition to Moria goes horribly wrong.

With nothing left to lose, one elf and forty dwarves stage a rebellion, seeking freedom— or death. But if they live long enough to escape, things are going to get complicated in the world above.
20-30K  legolas/gimli 
january 2019 by elftrash
The Cat Among the Elves by Lepidopteran (lepi)
Maitimo, as all the sons of Fëanáro, is not so easily forgiven. As his brothers are slowly reembodied after the end of the Third Age, Maitimo is given a different fate: his soul is placed in the mortal body of a cat. Unable to speak and trapped in a body foreign to him, Maitimo slowly begins to reconnect with his family— especially his beloved cousin Findekáno.

my note: follows Tolkien's earliest idea of how elf rebirth functions, which I find an uncomfortable concept
maedhros  fingon  fingon/maedhros  nerdanel  aredhel  maeglin  20-30K 
january 2019 by elftrash
family heirlooms by grey_gazania
A collection of stories about Elrond's childhood with the Sons of Fëanor, and its impact on his later life.
dysfunctionalfoundfamily  elros  elrond  maedhros  maglor  20-30K 
december 2018 by elftrash
refraction by darth fingon
After an unexpected turn for the worse, Legolas finds himself having to repay a debt he never knew existed.
legolas  glorfindel  20-30K  glorfindel/legolas 
december 2018 by elftrash
Bitter Heart, Bitter Heart by thegreatpumpkin
She had loved her brother better once. She had loved them all better once; but too many times she had swallowed bitterness, and now her heart was all sown with ashes and salt. Noble Celeborn, wise Celeborn, shining in his place beside the king! Galathil was reminded at every turn of the ways in which she did not measure up.


The second word of Khuzdul Galathil learned did not strictly translate, but was roughly equivalent to: fuck 'em.
galathil  20-30K  femslash 
december 2018 by elftrash
Conditional Release by anna_wing
In an alternate universe, Melkor is Sentenced to Three Ages in the form of a cat, rather than loosed to work his malice among the Noldor in the Time of the Trees, and Sauron becomes spider-lunch long before he has a chance to become Sauron.
valar  fixit  20-30K  rec  au 
november 2018 by elftrash
Vignettes of the Blessed Realm by anna_wing
Behind the scenes in Valinor: unfathomable Valar goddesses at work, science, craft, star-ships, and remorse.
20-30K  valar  celebrimbor  maedhros  elwing  ambarussa  earendil  gen 
november 2018 by elftrash
The Follower by ivanneth
I often wonder if anyone watching us that day might have picked up more than there was to see and hear. I certainly failed to grasp the undercurrents, much as it amazes me now. Whether Maitimo, hardly less innocent than I in those days, but older and wiser to the pain of self-knowledge, worried he had revealed too much, I cannot say.
fingon  maedhros  fingon/maedhros  20-30K  wip 
november 2018 by elftrash
Cradle of Stars by dawn felagund and elleth
Sequel to The Sailing Forth and The Sharpest and Sweetest of Recollections.

After the Darkening of Valinor, Anairë is sent to Alqualondë to offer aid and allegiance after the horror of the kinslaying. There, she finds Eärwen, her lover of old and beloved friend, left to care for her people amid her own inconsolable grief. Anairë and Eärwen will care for each other as they mourn the myriad ways their lives have changed forever with the Darkening and the exile of Anairë's family. It may be the rekindling of their ancient love that is the only force with strength enough to save them--and their people.
anaire  anaire/earwen  earwen  20-30K  femslash 
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
The Book of Little Tales by lintamande
A collection of short pieces.

(My note: the chapter about all the different ways the tragedies of the First Age could have ended well is h e a r t b r e a k I n g).
20-30K  fingon/maedhros  fingon  maedhros  feanor  finarfin/earwen  celegorm  elrond  elros  finwe/miriel  indis  dior 
november 2018 by elftrash
envinyanta by zimraphel
A reembodied Glorfindel returns from Mandos in the Second Age, only to discover he is the only remaining member of the House of the Golden Flower left in Middle-earth.

sequel to finding courage.
20-30K  glorfindel  gil-gilad  elrond  gen 
september 2018 by elftrash
finding courage by zimraphel
In Gondolin's final days, Glorfindel struggles to overcome his foreboding and fight the shadow that threatens his people.

nb: all zimraphel's fic is in the same universe. this one has a direct sequel.
20-30K  gen  glorfindel  gondolin 
september 2018 by elftrash
followers on the road to gondolin by featherloom
The message is delivered; the cloak has dispersed into a spray of snow and St. Elmo’s Fire. Turgon has given his response, and no one in the court looks less pleased than Idril herself, flanked by Glorfindel and Ecthelion, who whisper between themselves and cast worried glances at Maeglin, who leans against the throne like a great black serpent. Tuor wisely ignores him, although no one can miss Tuor’s obvious glances toward the princess. Now the time is come for Ulmo’s messenger to ask for a boon.
20-30K  gondolin  gen  tuor  voronwe  idril  idril/tuor 
september 2018 by elftrash
Goldilocks and the Three Balrogs by Clodia
Ca. 1000 TA, Glorfindel finds himself unexpectedly alive and on a ship to Middle-earth in the company of five not-quite-Men. Where next? Imladris, of course...

NB: start with this and then read Clodia's fic in posting order, they're a series. This is the most elaborate backstory for explaining who Erestor is and how Erestor came to be Elrond's counsellor and I love it.
rec  glorfindel  erestor  gen  20-30K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Summer's End by Oshun
For the Noldor, the personal is always political. Sequel to Mereth Aderthad.
20-30K  fingon/maedhros  fingon  maedhros 
september 2018 by elftrash
Mereth Aderthad by Oshun
sequel to A New Day.

"The joy of that feast was long remembered in later days of sorrow; and it was called Mereth Aderthad, the Feast of Reuniting." –The Silmarillion, “Of the Return of the Noldor”
20-30K  fingon/maedhros  maglor/daeron  fingon  maedhros  maglor 
september 2018 by elftrash
straight down the rabbit hole by LiveOakWithMoss
In the tension-steeped atmosphere of Nargothrond, Celebrimbor grows close to his uncle.
celegorm/curufin  celegorm/celebrimbor  curufin/finrod  nargothrond  20-30K  celegorm  curufin  celebrimbor  finrod 
september 2018 by elftrash
five times nerdanel said yes by oshun
"Don't try to change the subject!" Fëanáro said. "I do completely understand why you might shy away from the idea, but I have thought about this a lot."
feanor/nerdanel  gen  feanor  nerdanel  maedhros  maglor  celegorm  caranthir  curufin  20-30K 
september 2018 by elftrash
The Undying by Angela
“I was wondering,” Gimli had said at the beginning of it. “Isn't it about time you get started on that boat of yours?”
20-30K  legolas/gimli 
september 2018 by elftrash
The Care and Feeding of Partly Human Children by ncfan
On the way back to Amon Ereb, Maedhros and Maglor carried not a jewel, but two small boys instead.
dysfunctionalfoundfamily  maglor  maedhros  elros  elrond  20-30K 
september 2018 by elftrash
The Sound Below Sound by dorinda
When the Grey Company escapes from the Paths of the Dead with an army of ghosts at their heels, Legolas believes that everyone who entered the Dark Door has emerged again unharmed.

He's wrong.

Some wounds cannot be seen.
legolas/gimli  20-30K 
september 2018 by elftrash
One Time Gimli Saved Legolas and Five Times Legolas Saved Him by Roselightfairy, TAFKAB
“You might have warned me dwarves were a noisy folk,” Legolas said, earning a cordial scowl from his companion.

“And you might have warned me before you put your hand precisely there,” Gimli scowled.
legolas/gimli  20-30K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Discussions upon Translations from the Elvish by bunn
Stories about history and transmission of story in Middle-earth focussing on Bilbo Baggins in later life; his role as a scholar and Elf-friend after his adventure, and the writing that he did in Rivendell: 'Translations from the Elvish'; a work of great scholarship, compiled with the help of the Elves of Rivendell, which later passed to Elanor Gamgee and from there to Gondor. Some of the stories from the Silmarillion and the History of Middle-earth series are here re-told in a more hobbitish form.
rec  gen  elrond  bilbo  frodo  sam  rivendell  feanor  20-30K 
september 2018 by elftrash
On the Cold Hill Side by marycrawford
In the end, Gimli thinks, Legolas will steal his heart and sail away with it, and even the wonders of the Glittering Caves are not enough consolation for that loss. But when Aragorn calls for Gimli’s help in dismantling the hidden traps of Orthanc, everything changes.
legolas/gimli  20-30K 
september 2018 by elftrash

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