elftrash + celegorm   48

At the End of All Things by lintamande
Tolkien once envisioned Middle-earth coming to an end in an apocalyptic final battle. Set in 2017 in Copenhagen and in Dallas and in Fargo, North Dakota, this is a story about Sauron, petroleum engineering, Morgoth, the surveillance state, the House of Fëanor, geopolitics, and Arda's final reckoning.

I didn't read this for ages because I thought it was an accursed modern AU, but it is in fact a Dagor Dagorlad fic. The reborn house of Hurin is delightful, and then you get to the Fëanorians and they are so terribly in character, by which I mean: terrible. And yet.
lalaith  turin  morwen  hurin  nienor  celegorm  curufin  maedhros  maglor  amrod  80K  wip 
november 2019 by elftrash
inheritance by zimra
Dior remembers what his father taught him.
dior  beren  celegorm  2-5K  gen  doriath 
october 2019 by elftrash
To Be Brave by thegreatpumpkin
Haleth's nephew Haldan stumbles into the path of Elves.
caranthir  curufin  celegorm  1-2K  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
To Begin by gloriousmonsters
Aredhel does not wander so far, and is there where Celegorm returns.
aredhel  celegorm  aredhel/celegorm  1-2K 
july 2019 by elftrash
What Might Have Been (Lost) by lise
On Aredhel and Maeglin's brief stop in Himlad, Celegorm sees the son that should have been his.
celegorm  aredhel  maeglin  1-2K  aredhel/celegorm 
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
and the beast never seen by lise
"...but Celegorm and Curufin vowed openly to slay Thingol and destroy his people, if they came victorious from war."

my note: being the sensible one must feel so strange to caranthir
celegorm  caranthir  gen 
june 2019 by elftrash
A Boy, A Girl, And A Dog: the Leithian Script by Philosopher at Large
The Tale of Tinuviel, dramatized script version. Originally by Philosopher at Large, acquired from rustbucket.net, now formatted and reposted here by me, notes and cast list intact.

My notes: I hated this so much, why am I linking it? I usually only pin things I might want to reread. partly because it was so long. recognise my hatereading accomplishment. that is time I will never get back that MIGHT have been spent on useful things. partly because the Beren/Luthien pickings are slim. partly because it is a Silmarillion fandom classic and it ought to be represented here, I suppose.

why did I hate it? everyone is awful. there is none of the magic of Tolkien. the writer is so extremely a self-conscious male ~intellectual~. none of the actually good parts of leithian appear: did you want Beren and Luthien falling in love? Thingol's ultimatum? Beren and Finrod and the Ten fighting Sauron or in the dungeons? Luthien saving Beren and casting the Tower down? ANY of the silmaril quest or lulling Morgoth or fighting thuringwethil or their costumes? any of their brief marriage the first time around? beren's sick silmaril burn to thingol? Beren fighting Carcaroth and dying?

NONE OF THAT IS IN HERE. This is just endless quarrelling conversations that the writer thinks are cleverer than they are where people talk about these events after they happen. it is hell. most of this fic occurs in a waiting room in the halls of Mandos and really. that's all you need to know. this fic is the equivalent of sitting in the waiting room somewhere. forever. while wanting to kill everyone else in the room because they're all unbearable.
beren  luthien  beren/luthien  finrod  celegorm  curufin  finduilas  amarie  orodreth  500+K 
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
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
Vignettes of Beleriand by anna_wing
Celegorm and Curufin consider military matters; Caranthir learns from bitter experience; Melian and Thingol reflect separately upon the disaster of the Silmaril; Finarfin, Finrod. Maedhros, Maglor and the Host of the Noldor, during the War of Wrath.
celegorm  curufin  caranthir  melian  thingol  finarfin  finrod  10-15K  gen 
january 2019 by elftrash
Fleeting by ncfan
Celegorm searches for Aredhel after she goes missing, and wonders.
celegorm  curufin  aredhel  gen  5-10K 
january 2019 by elftrash
Force My Hand by thegreatpumpkin
The worst timeline is the one where everyone lives.

The Second Kinslaying is avoided. The consequences are felt in every corner of Arda thereafter.
curufin  celegorm  maedhros  maglor  ambarussa  warnings  celegorm/curufin  5-10K 
january 2019 by elftrash
With Many Voices by arrogantemu
"Send me two characters, and I'll write 100 words from a Very Long Conversation between them."

A series of Legendarium drabbles, originally posted to Tumblr. Full list of character prompts in first chapter (Index).

My note: one made me cry. In 200 words. A lovely dagger through my heart.
feanor  finwe  galadriel  elrond  miriel  fingon  maedhros  finarfin  aredhel  celegorm  celebrimbor  gen  2-5K 
november 2018 by elftrash
mercy by dawn felagund
Celegorm fell first at Doriath and heard not the call of Mandos. He watches his two brothers fall in turn, and then his spirit finds two children in the forest, where he will realize his final purpose.
celegorm  2-5K  gen 
november 2018 by elftrash
Full Brother In Blood by oshun
Written to satisfy the following prompt: "Fingon and Turgon, younger, in Valinor. You hint about their relationship--or lack thereof--a lot, and I find myself thinking on this a lot when reading your stories. So I'd like to see a scene between them. It doesn't have to be serious or even revealing; just a hint of what there was between two brothers in Aman."
turgon  fingon  celegorm  maedhros  gen  2-5K 
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
Another Man's Cage by dawn felagund
The fandom classic, pre-Silmarils, House of Finwë familydrama novel. Probably the most influential Silmarillion fic of all time, in terms of setting up Finwean family drama. Unfortunately the updated version is at SWG (linked), and the version on Ao3 is the unedited original from c.2005, so it should be read on SWG. I really do love this but in my head it's a prequel to later Beleriand-era Fingon/Maedhros.
feanor  feanor/nerdanel  maedhros  maglor  celegorm  caranthir  fingon  300+K  rec  nerdanel 
november 2018 by elftrash
The Sovereign and the Priest by DawnFelagund
Long ago in Valinor, Finrod and Celegorm faced opposing expectations, one a symbol of Eldarin potential and the other abandoned to a life of leisure, and neither fully certain of his place among the Noldor. Now, after the Dagor Bragollach, their fates collide when Celegorm and Curufin, fleeing the destruction of their realm, take harbor in Nargothrond. As both work to mend the myriad hurts between their houses, each discovers a secret about the other and, most surprising of all, the desire that grows between them. But as each of their oaths begin to call, their growing love might not survive the inevitability of their fates.
30-40K  finrod/celegorm  rec  finrod  celegorm 
october 2018 by elftrash
A King's Hands by Lise
Where Celegorm goes, trouble follows. Which is one reason why Finrod isn't terribly pleased that he's coming on this hunting trip.
gen  finrod  celegorm  nargothrond  2-5K 
october 2018 by elftrash
layers of years and glass by lise
It was not that he wanted to follow her. It wasn't like that. Not really. It was just that there wasn't really anything else to do.
aredhel/celegorm  celegorm  2-5K 
september 2018 by elftrash
high as the flames will rise by lise
The quiet after the world ends. (After Alqualondë).
celegorm  curufin  gen  1-2K 
september 2018 by elftrash
what might have been (lost) by lise
On Aredhel and Maeglin's brief stop in Himlad, Celegorm sees the son that should have been his.
aredhel/celegorm  aredhel  celegorm  gen  1-2K 
september 2018 by elftrash
A Dangerous Pastime by quinngrey
In which the Nargothrond Disaster Trio have some sexy times.
nargothrond  curufin/finrod  celegorm/finrod  2-5K  curufin  finrod  celegorm 
september 2018 by elftrash
Whispering neighbors, left and right by crackinthecup
It is a night of festival in Nargothrond, but a certain pair of Fëanorions have no wish to wait until they are sequestered in their cousin's private chambers to immerse themselves in the evening's entertainment.

edit: archived here https://web.archive.org/web/20150731013145/http://archiveofourown.org/works/3933016
nargothrond  celegorm/curufin/finrod  celegorm  curufin  finrod  1-2K 
september 2018 by elftrash
out of bounds by thegreatpumpkin
Celegorm laughs at that, a dangerous sound. “Boundaries! Shall we talk about how every one of your trysting spots is carefully within the boundaries of my favorite hunting grounds?"
celegorm/curufin  curufin/finrod  nargothrond  2-5K  celegorm  curufin 
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
Here's to the Infinite Possible Ways to Love You by thegreatpumpkin
Celebrimbor considers, briefly, whether he might go and live on the Helcaraxë, which he has never seen but is given to understand is empty of people and full of bears. Maybe one of them might like to eat him. Maybe then he will never, ever have to think about his father asking his uncle to talk to him about "the way of things" in a tone that suggests he is clueless about them ever, ever again.
10-15K  celegorm/celebrimbor  nargothrond  celebrimbor  celegorm 
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
This Taste of Shadow by Mira_Jade
Massive collection of ficlets spanning the First to Third Ages, in thematic rather than chronological order. Canon-compliant; canon pairings, gen, family, etc. ENORMOUS.
400+K  gen  celeborn/galadriel  celebrian/elrond  fingon/maedhros  beren/luthien  melian/thingol  galadriel  elrond  elros  fingon  maedhros  maglor  celeborn  finarfin  haleth  caranthir  Caranthir/Haleth  celegorm  luthien  melian 
september 2018 by elftrash
The Halls of Mandos by bunn
Stories about the House of Fëanor and the House of Fingolfin in the Halls of Mandos after their deaths. (Prequel to Return To Aman).

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When the dim, inscrutable Maia came to Fingon in the Halls of Mandos, to ask if he would be prepared to speak with his cousin Maedhros, Fingon did, for a moment, hesitate.
gen  30-40K  fixit  feanor  feanor/nerdanel  nerdanel  celegorm  curufin  caranthir  maedhros 
september 2018 by elftrash
Taste your beating heart by LiveOakWithMoss
Celegorm meets the Huntsman of the Valar one final time in the forests of Beleriand.
celegorm  celegorm/orome  2-5K 
september 2018 by elftrash
What Of It by orphan_account
Curufin does not want for anything, Celegorm does not give it (and both of them lie).
celegorm/curufin  2-5K  curufin/finrod  nargothrond  curufin  celegorm 
september 2018 by elftrash
No prison, no shrine by LiveOakWithMoss
Surely, if Finrod takes the lead this time he will remain in control of the wild pair he takes to his bed.
celegorm/curufin  curufin/finrod  nargothrond  2-5K  celegorm/curufin/finrod  finrod  celegorm  curufin 
september 2018 by elftrash
Authentic vice by LiveOakWithMoss
Finrod is patient, until he isn’t. Finrod is gentle, until he isn’t.

Finrod deals with his frustrations in a healthy way – until he doesn’t.
finrod/celegorm  celegorm/curufin  celegorm/curufin/finrod  nargothrond  2-5K  finrod  celegorm  curufin 
september 2018 by elftrash
The Nargothrond Series by havisham
People making terrible decisions, sexual or otherwise, in the great city of Nargothrond.

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Later, he touched Finrod’s chest, lightly enough to startle. “You will not regret this,” he said.

That was his first lie.
nargothrond  15-20K  curufin/finrod  celebrimbor  curufin  orodreth  finrod  celegorm 
september 2018 by elftrash
Early to rise by LiveOakWithMoss
It is beyond Curufin how his cousin can be so chipper in the mornings.
nargothrond  celegorm  curufin  finrod  curufin/finrod  1-2K 
september 2018 by elftrash
radioactive by LiveOakWithMoss
Celegorm and Curufin in Nargothrond. Unhealthy everything.
celegorm/curufin  warnings  nargothrond  10-15K  curufin  celegorm 
september 2018 by elftrash

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