elftrash + curufin   58

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
would I were as steadfast by lise
You knew there was no other way it could end.
finrod  curufin  curufin/finrod  1-2K 
august 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
Experimentation by havisham
Finrod and Curufin do it for science.
1-2K  finrod  curufin/finrod  curufin 
july 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
triptych by havisham
Celebrimbor is haunted by his family.
celebrimbor  curufin  feanor  maedhros  1-2K  gen 
february 2019 by elftrash
Bright and Terrible by zopyrus
Not everyone at Losgar is thrilled about burning the fleet. The captain of one of Fëanor's ships questions her orders.
curufin  gen  1-2K 
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
On Edge by liveoakwithmoss
Me: it’s a great smut trope but
Me: for real if someone tried to edge me I’d probably kick them in the face
Lion: write it
finrod  curufin  curufin/finrod  nargothrond  2-5K 
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
Beyond The Western World by thearrogantemu
“Come into the light,” he said slowly.

“You don’t need it to see me.” The voice was so familiar, so unbearably familiar.

“Nonetheless.”

After a moment there was motion among the trees, and the firelight fell on the figure of a solitary man, his feet bare and his hair unbound, wrapped in plain grey. Finrod didn’t rise to greet him, but lifted his head and looked him up and down: the slender frame, the tension in his bearing, the features whose fineness bordered on delicacy.

“Curufinwë Atarinkë,” he said at last, giving each syllable of the name its full weight. “You look awful.”

Curufin and Finrod finally have it out, thousands of years after Nargothrond and their deaths.
finrod  curufin  gen  rec  10-15K 
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
I am no summer friend by liveoakwithmoss
Take counsel, sever from my lot your lot,
Dwell in your pleasant places, hoard your gold.
Curufin commands.
finrod  curufin  curufin/finrod  2-5K  nargothrond 
november 2018 by elftrash
Nor Love Nor Wisdom by elleth
After an Orc incursion leaves Finrod wounded, he finds himself in close quarters with Curufin, who is pursuing an agenda of his own.
curufin  curufin/finrod  finrod  nargothrond  5-10K 
november 2018 by elftrash
in joy and in tragedy by raisingcaiin
Perhaps Finrod was foolish to imagine that the actions of a single Noldo would be enough to counteract the Oath his cousins swore.

Though to hear others talk, there is no "perhaps" about it - he was definitely foolish.
finrod  curufin  beren  curufin/finrod  2-5K  nargothrond 
november 2018 by elftrash
Dancing in the Dark by grundy
History remembers Curufin as the villain. There are a few who think better of him.
curufin  galadriel  celeborn/galadriel  warnings  celeborn  40K  gildor 
november 2018 by elftrash
The deep breath before the plunge by grundy
On the eve of what will come to be called the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, Maeglin meets his mother's kin.
maeglin  fingon  turgon  curufin  5-10K 
october 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
each man kills the thing he loves by gloriousmonsters
Lord Finrod could not have very well turned away his two cousins when they had nowhere else to go. But Curufin has a fair few secrets, and their desperation may put Finrod in danger.

Victorian AU.
curufin/finrod  au  5-10K  curufin  finrod 
september 2018 by elftrash
And All Our Wounds Forgiven by Marchwriter
The Oath of Fëanor sleeps. The Enemy does not. And Finrod Felagund finds himself battling against the currents of fate and desire when two of the sons of Fëanor seek succor in his realm.
5-10K  nargothrond  curufin/finrod  curufin  finrod 
september 2018 by elftrash
choices by carmenta
"In that time Celebrimbor the son of Curufin repudiated the deeds of his father and remained in Nargothrond..."
celebrimbor  curufin  nargothrond  gen  2-5K 
september 2018 by elftrash
elegy, or twelve scenes about one thing by lise
He’d passed careful the moment he’d let them in. The moment he’d let Curufin’s sliver-smile catch his eye.

Finrod and Curufin don't make things work. At all.
curufin/finrod  nargothrond  2-5K  curufin  finrod 
september 2018 by elftrash
Follow The Leader by zaatar
It's Curufin's game, but Finrod plays to win.
curufin/finrod  nargothrond  curufin  finrod  1-2K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Going Down In Sight Of Land by Burning_Nightingale
His father once said that not even with the Sight could you See everything. Finrod didn't believe him then, because Arafinwe was Arafinwe, and whatever he looked for in the future he Saw.

Finrod dreams, Finrod Sees, but the future of his cousin is a impregnable cloud. A closed book. Rather like his cousin's face, in fact. Rather like his cousin's heart.

Wiser men than Finrod have been pulled into this trap before.
5-10K  curufin/finrod  nargothrond  curufin  finrod 
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
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
For there are ghosts in the air by LiveOakWithMoss
Friend, my enemy, I call you out.

In Nargothrond, Curufin does not sleep easy, despite – or because of – who sleeps beside him.
nargothrond  curufin/finrod  curufin  5-10K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Between These Carven Walls by Beleriandings
The walls of Nargothrond echo with whispers and plots as the sons of Fëanor begin to gather power, but Celebrimbor soon begins to realise that his feelings for its king run deeper than he had thought possible. When the quest for the Silmaril and the Oath of Fëanor clash, tensions threaten to boil over into violence. Mistrusted by Orodreth and doubting his father and all that he has ever been taught to believe, Celebrimbor must make a choice that will change the course of his life forever.
nargothrond  curufin/finrod  celebrimbor  celebrimbor/orodreth  30-40K  curufin  finrod 
september 2018 by elftrash
Two is company by LiveOakWithMoss
Turgon does not appreciate the guest Finrod has brought with him to Vinyamar; the guest does not appreciate that Turgon exists, period.
finrod/turgon  curufin/finrod  curufin/finrod/turgon  curufin  finrod  turgon  1-2K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Missed Connections by LiveOakWithMoss
The Lords of Nargothrond and Himlad exchange letters. And visits. And various bodily fluids. What they don’t do is coordinate. (Sequel to Correspondingly So).
2-5K  curufin/finrod  curufin  finrod 
september 2018 by elftrash
Correspondingly so by LiveOakWithMoss
The Lords of Nargothrond and Himlad exchange letters.
finrod  curufin  curufin/finrod  2-5K 
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
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
Power and Control by LiveOakWithMoss
Finrod prided himself on his even temper. He prided himself on his ability to be kind and diplomatic, even to those he disliked or distrusted. He knew he had the innate gift for making people feel welcome.

But when it came to Curufin – Finrod wanted to enrage him.
finrod  curufin  curufin/finrod  nargothrond  1-2K 
september 2018 by elftrash
bitter all utterly things sweet by LiveOakWithMoss
Curufin doesn't do affection. But he does do insults (and Finrod).
nargothrond  finrod  curufin  curufin/finrod  1-2K 
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
Quenta Narquelion by bunn
"...[Fëanor] died; but he had neither burial nor tomb, for so fiery was his spirit that as it sped his body fell to ash, and was borne away like smoke; and his likeness has never again appeared in Arda, neither has his spirit left the halls of Mandos."

What if his spirit has never left the halls of Mandos because it never went there in the first place?

Fëanor, dead, watches the First Age unfold, and his children endure. A detailed account of Maedhros and Maglor's time on the Eastern Front of the War of Wrath, with Elrond and Elros growing up.

series sequel: https://archiveofourown.org/series/1055339
feanor  maglor  maedhros  dysfunctionalfoundfamily  curufin  elros  elrond  nerdanel  gen  rec  100-150K 
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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