elftrash + legolas   36

a road from the garden by chrononautical
Bilbo Baggins has a brother. Worried about gossiping neighbors, his parents are very careful to hide Kili's nature. Long used to hiding his own nature, Bilbo accepts the same responsibility for his brother as he grows up. But hiding anything becomes impossible when dwarves come to the Shire.
bilbo  thorin  thorin/bilbo  kili  legolas  gimli  gandalf  200+K  wip 
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
Bound to You by angela
Legolas does not think the way other elves do. He does not do things the way other elves do. He does not want the things other elves want.

And as for Gimli - well, Legolas doesn't know what to think or do or want where Gimli is concerned.
legolas  gimli  legolas/gimli  5-10K 
october 2019 by elftrash
A Little Nudge Out The Door by jocelyn
Legolas's adventures and trials as he reaches the Warrior's Coming of Age. Begins around the time of "The Hobbit."

my note: written pre-hobbit movie, a legolas coming-of-age. honestly, this reads as a set-up to not only lotr, but an eventual legolas/gimli romance although there is no gimli in it. also, I think it works best if you read thranduil's helicopter parenting and desire not to let legolas out as if he, like thingol, has had a TERRIBLE VISION that a dwarf will one day marry his son. (obviously thingol was worried about men but the analogy holds).
200+K  gen  legolas 
september 2019 by elftrash
in contrast with the love by nsmorig
Legolas blinks up into the sunlight. "It has been some time since we were strangers," he says, as thought he is only just realising this. "Just this morning you called me your friend."

"I did, and I will not recant it unless given a good reason."

"Good," Legolas says, with a startling fierceness. "Good. And— you are my friend, too."

"Poor fool of an Elf, you've gone and done it," Gimli says, and it's light-hearted but he means it. "No getting rid of me now."
legolas  gimli  legolas/gimli  5-10K 
august 2019 by elftrash
Caught by the Light by muccamukk
A lot of unexpected things happened at the Council of Elrond, but not even the Wise could have predicted this.

Indeed, it takes Gimli the entire journey to Lothlórien to truly understand its meaning.

my note: not flawless but this pairing is short on fic and one is desperate
legolas  gimli  legolas/gimli  5-10K 
july 2019 by elftrash
Alterations by eledwen
Set in Minas Tirith, following the wedding of Aragorn and Arwen. A series of snapshots from one day, featuring the Fellowship and co-starring Faramir, the Twins, Elrond and Galadriel.
aragorn/arwen  aragorn  arwen  legolas  gimli  merry  sam  elladan  elrohir  10-15K 
july 2019 by elftrash
The King's Commission by larner
The King Elessar wishes to commission a memorial to the Pheriannath who helped win the War of the Ring. But how to do one of Frodo, who is no longer in Middle Earth?

My note: amazing how some of the young frodo backstory clearly comes from a neverending million word wip I followed in high school. It can't be found anywhere but by wayback now, but apparently it lives on.

This fic is about 200k too long. If it stopped after the Shire it would be good, but it NEVER STOPS and the sculptor's interest in Frodo gets creepy and there is Easterling politics and a deranged pedohile sculptor raping all his boy apprentices and burying them in the garden, and look, I love French ancien regime court etiquette more than most people, but I DO NOT BELIEVE that Arwen would have to give birth in front of a crowd, or that Aragorn would pause while she's crowning to lecture a midwife on hygiene. And yet up until the OC leaves the Shire this is a very good fic! It falls off SUCH a cliff.
aragorn  gimli  sam  merry  pippin  legolas  arwen  300+K  gen 
june 2019 by elftrash
Chronicles of the Forest King by kenaz
From Doriath to Mirkwood and beyond, tales of Thranduil, the Forest King.
thranduil  haldir  thranduil/haldir  legolas  oropher  10-15K 
june 2019 by elftrash
All That Is Gold by jael
Early autumn of the year 3018, Third Age. Legolas and Thranduil share a decanter of wine and some long-kept secrets.

My note: thranduilpology but enjoyable. pre-hobbit film, rather prescient.
legolas  thranduil  gen  5-10K 
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
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
Lord of Misrule by rhymer23
When King Elessar travels through Arnor in humble disguise, he discovers that some people consider themselves too important to enter into the spirit of the season.
aragorn  legolas  5-10K  gen 
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
No Other Hands by adina
The care of blades after the Battle of Helm's Deep.
legolas  gimli  legolas/gimli  1-2K 
june 2019 by elftrash
Back to the beginning by adina
Even immortal love must live in mortal bodies.
legolas  gimli  legolas/gimli  40K 
june 2019 by elftrash
Sons of Thunder by Ziggy
As the Grey Company cross the mountains and come to Pelargir and beyond, Elrohir can no longer contain his inexplicable enmity towards Legolas Thranduillion, and for Legolas, his oath to follow Aragorn in spite of everything, leads him perilously close to the Sea, and bait for the Nazgûl.

my note: Very of its time but on the still-enjoyable side of early 00s melodrama. Has a good plot and a great Legolas and Gimli friendship even if tragically blind to their love. Prequel and sequel(s) not recommended unless you're into past-the-line melodrama and Ringwraith-possessed Man-vampires.
elrohir  elrohir/legolas  legolas  gimli  300+K 
june 2019 by elftrash
A Road Bright And Swift by dorinda
Gimli, freshly-wakened, was lying with his head propped on one hand, his blanket at his waist. And he said, his voice morning-hoarse, "If my memory doesn't fail me, we'll be reaching the River Limlight soon. I'd dearly love a wash."

Legolas's heart seized and tightened. The Limlight was in the very north of the forest, and once across it, they would emerge from their easy wandering, cracking out of the chrysalis to the pain of the open air. No more Fangorn, no more careless peace, no more Gimli at dawn stretching his muscles limber and grumbling about the wear of a bootsole.

And all the future losses lined themselves up.
gimli  legolas  legolas/gimli  15-20K 
may 2019 by elftrash
Words unspoken by roselightfairy
Legolas and Gimli have secretly been in a relationship since a chance meeting in Mirkwood several years before, but don’t dare to let their families or companions know about it, for fear of being forced apart. After all this time, they’ve become very good actors – but maybe not good enough to last through a journey with seven companions who are quickly catching on – or their deepening fondness for one another.
legolas/gimli  legolas  gimli  5-10K 
may 2019 by elftrash
The Right Tree by roselightfairy and TAFKAB
After hearing the gulls on the shores of Pelargir, Legolas seeks comfort and solace-- and Gimli is only too happy to oblige him. But the failure to negotiate the terms of a one-night stand instead plunges Legolas into a veritable hell of unrequited love and longing. Will Gimli come to value the gift he was given-- before it’s too late?

author's note promised prolonged unhappiness with only a vaguely hopeful ending, but in all honestly this was enjoyable angst with an actually happy ending, so do not let the note dissuade
legolas  gimli  legolas/gimli  50K 
april 2019 by elftrash
Twilight by Melina
Nothing lasts forever, especially for an Elf. Legolas must face the emotional consequences of his ties to the world of Men.
legolas  gimli  aragorn  arwen  10-15K  gen 
march 2019 by elftrash
Clarity of Vision by mithen
In a Middle-Earth where Erebor never fell, a shadow remains in the heart of the Lonely Mountain. Bilbo Baggins finds himself drawn reluctantly into a quest that will lead him across the continent--from Bree to Lake Evendim to the icy North and beyond--with a party of five dwarves searching for an artifact that will cure the ailing King Thrór.

First fic is fine, sequel is much better. Entwives!
thorin/bilbo  200+K  thorin  bilbo  arwen  galadriel  aragorn  denethor  theoden  dis  legolas  gimli 
january 2019 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
Cast Away by kielle
As they prepare to set sail for the undying lands, Legolas and Gimli encounter a tragic remnant of an older age...
gimli  legolas  maglor  gen  2-5K 
december 2018 by elftrash
Idylls of the Queen - Vignettes of the Reign of Arwen and Aragorn by anna_wing
Short fics in no particular order, set after the events of "The Lord of the Rings", during the reign of Arwen and Aragorn. They do tell a more or less coherent story, taken as a whole.'

Loosely linked to other series Vignettes of the Blessed Realm, The Road Goes Ever On, and Vignettes of Beleriand.
gimli  legolas  arwen  faramir  gen  15-20K 
november 2018 by elftrash
Undying by tanarill
Elves were immortal, tied to the circles of Arda until the end of time and the Second Music. Only very few ever dared to love humans, whose quick-burning lives ended with a permanent separation - unless something extraordinary occurred. And only one ever dared love a dwarf.

Something extraordinary occurred.

My note: The Legolas in the Undying Lands casually fixing all the problems and feuds of Ages past and revitalising everything with Middle Earth knowledge story I never knew I always wanted. DEEPLY HELPS TO BE SILMARILLION-CONVERSANT. Or look up 'Celebrimbor', 'Narvi', 'First Kinslaying' on Tolkien Gateway.
legolas  legolas/gimli  fixit  celebrimbor  galadriel  ingwe  olwe  30-40K  rec  narvi 
november 2018 by elftrash
Renascence by kenaz
Legolas embarks on a journey in an attempt to stave off his sea-longing, and discovers that an unexpected companion can prove to be the best company.
legolas  elrohir  elrohir/legolas  10-15K 
november 2018 by elftrash
a song of seasons by kenaz
On the day Eldarion returns to Gondor, the air is hot and stolid. He stands before his father in the audience chamber trying without success to hide his discomfort and surreptitiously tugging at his collar.
aragorn  arwen  legolas  aragorn/arwen  2-5K 
november 2018 by elftrash
Let The Memories Be Good by lotrfan
"Gimli, I have an idea."

He couldn't remember when he had first heard the Elf say those words or at what time point hearing that phrase had first brought a twinge of misgiving.

It was long ago, of that he was sure.
gimli  legolas  arwen  aragorn  gen  5-10K 
november 2018 by elftrash
Traveling Bodies by lordnelson100
Bodies, sex, gender, culture, politics: everything is different between them, and nothing fits.

(I like it, Legolas thinks. How he looks, how he is. And it’s just too strange a thought to handle.)
legolas/gimli  rec  10-15K  legolas  gimli 
september 2018 by elftrash
A Candle for the Hollow City by lordnelson100
About the Nauglamír and the other side of the story. Of culture clash, betrayal, and lost art.

“Do you know, Gimli, I would be happy to hear about your people’s memory of the Great Necklace, and the terrible dispute that led to the sack of Doriath. It was a tragedy of deep import."

Gimli grew serious; he sat up and looked at Elrond for a long moment with grave, dark eyes. “Forgive me, Lord Elrond, but I don’t think you would. Be happy, I mean, when you heard our account of the thing."

My note: Silmarillion knowledge, or looking up 'Nauglamir', 'Thingol', 'Doriath' and 'Petty-dwarves' on Tolkien Gateway helps. This is a really interesting retelling of a foundational 'why elves and dwarves hate each other forever' Middle Earth historical event we only get in the Elvish perspective - now from the Dwarven side.
legolas  gimli  legolas/gimli  10-15K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Lords of Misrule by fabularasa
After all battles are over and all victories declared, Gimli and Legolas take a journey to Fangorn together.
legolas  legolas/gimli  10-15K  gimli 
september 2018 by elftrash
From One Age to Another by determamfidd
Upon their return to Eryn Lasgalen and Erebor respectively, Legolas and Gimli each have a new adornment. Their fathers would like an explanation.

(They're not going to like it.)
legolas/gimli  rec  10-15K  legolas  gimli 
september 2018 by elftrash
Sansûkh by determamfidd
The battle was over, and Thorin Oakenshield awoke, naked and shivering, in the Halls of his Ancestors. The novelty of being dead fades quickly, and watching over his companions soon fills him with grief and guilt. Oddly, a faint flicker of hope arises in the form of his youngest kinsman, a Dwarf of Durin's line with bright red hair.
legolas/gimli  thorin/bilbo  500+K  rec  legolas  gimli  thorin  bilbo  aragorn 
september 2018 by elftrash

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