elftrash + warnings   42

The Seas Incarnadine by TheLionInMyBed
Duty drove Maedhros from Valinor. For duty he forged his father's swords and swore his oath and fought for him upon the docks of Alqualondë. For duty he let him burn the ships and his brother with them. For duty he went to treat with Morgoth. For duty he endures.

It was never a choice.

He has to keep believing that.
maedhros  sauron  warnings  2-5K 
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
What Is and What Should Never Be by kenaz
Ar-Pharazôn had been right the first count: whether in shackles or in silks, Mairon was not to be trusted. He had been very wrong on the second: it was not she who had been easily guiled. On the third...well, she would soon know for herself.
numenor  tar-miriel  2-5K  warnings 
january 2019 by elftrash
Nan Elmoth by ncfan
Following on from Early Years in Beleriand.
warnings  aredhel  aredhel/eol  eol  maeglin  10-15K 
december 2018 by elftrash
Five Years in Menegroth by thegildedmagpie
Celebrimbor comes before Elu Thingol to formally repudiate his uncle's and father's crimes against Thingol's daughter Lúthien. Confronted with Curufin's repentant son, Thingol finds his own ways to avenge the insult.
warnings  celebrimbor  thingol  celebrimbor/thingol  melian  melian/thingol  doriath  70K 
december 2018 by elftrash
The Tempered Steel by Lyra
The story of Maedhros' captivity in Angband, his rescue and his recovery is in the Silmarillion treated in a few paragraphs. This is a fleshed-out account of the events that may have befallen between Maedhros' imprisonment and his return to his old life... as far as that is possible.

Classic h/c without being too edgy about Maedhros's capture/torture. Excellent comfort. Trembles on the brink of Fingon/Maedhros without quite falling.
maedhros  fingon  100-150K  warnings  rec 
november 2018 by elftrash
The Price of Vengeance universe by encairion
In order: The Revolutionary and the Usurper (170k), The Secret Language Brother (27k), The Price of Vengeance (540k), Earendil on the Purchasing of Whores (14k), The Price of Duty (170k), The Vanyar's Rebellion (17K), The Price of Memory (140k), Lost Children of the Sun (61k), The Price of Vengeance II (400k), and Heralds of the Dawn (130k and counting).

My note: hopelessly addictive, surprisingly interesting worldbuilding and race/colonialism work, but also very old school slytherfen (elftrashfen?) in that many Good Guys are now Bad, and vice versa, and everyone is gay, also there's way more incest than I bargained for, and I thought I was in for a ton (why would you make unrelated characters super related to make them bang?), and certain female characters are Shrill/Bad/Mad (but there are redemptive arcs for most of them paying off by now admittedly. STILL. YOU COME AT GALADRIEL YOU BEST NOT MISS). Would I rec this? No. Would I admit to someone who respected me that I'd read it? No. Did I lose a week to this and gasp like a fish on dry land when I ran out of story? I did.


It's like the Saving Connor of elftrash only longer and it drags much less. And instead of everything being child abuse and torture everything is incest.
feanor/fingolfin  fingon/maedhros  eol  lalwen  glorfindel  feanor  finarfin  maeglin  celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron  elrond  celebrian  celebrian/elrond  elrohir  elladan  erestor  erestor/lindir  gil-gilad  glorfindel/gil-galad  maglor  maglor/glorfindel  finrod  gildor  elenwe  warnings  1500000+K  finrod/curufin 
november 2018 by elftrash
Fallen by aliana
tags: Original Characters Gondorians Ioreth Bergil Faramir Éowyn Merry Brandybuck Elladan Gondor Minas Tirith Third Age Houses of Healing Minor Character(s) working stiffs Pre-modern proto-feminism women Bechdel Test Pass POV First Person Gondorian legal history Worldbuilding

It's one thing to survive the Siege of Minas Tirith, and quite another to imagine rebuilding one's city--and oneself. A coming-of-age story for Gondor's "greatest generation."
100-150K  gen  warnings  gondor 
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 Revolutionary and the Usurper by encairion
The tale of the boy who stood up to change the world, and the half-brother who wanted to stand at his side, but if he couldn’t have that, let him have everything else.

The tale of Fëanor and Fingolfin.

My note: I nearly threw my phone when it ended where it did but turns out there's a million plus words of sequels on faerie.net.
feanor/fingolfin  feanor/nerdanel  feanor  fingolfin  warnings  200+K 
october 2018 by elftrash
eyes kindled in the dark by fruitdesel
In Tol-in-Gaurhoth, Sauron tries to force information from Finrod by using his history with the House of Bëor against him.
finrod/beren  warnings  finrod 
september 2018 by elftrash
ill-gotten son by lise
A series of loosely (loosely!) interconnected oneshots exploring Maeglin: his history, his character, and his madness.
maeglin  gen  aredhel/eol  idril/tuor  gondolin  warnings  5-10K 
september 2018 by elftrash
In Pursuit of Perfection by Lise
"Celebrimbor was not corrupted in heart or faith, but had accepted Sauron as what he seemed to be." (Unfinished Tales)
celebrimbor/sauron  2-5K  warnings  celebrimbor 
september 2018 by elftrash
You Are Coming Down With Me by TheLionInMyBed
In which Elrond wants to understand his new parents and Elros wants them dead, Maglor wants a redemption arc and Maedhros wants everything to stop. Vignettes set throughout the life of Beleriand's least functional found family.
10-15K  dysfunctionalfoundfamily  elros  elrond  maglor  maedhros  warnings 
september 2018 by elftrash
Losing Battles by simaetha
This is what victory looks like.

"Tyelpe. It's been such a long time; I *am* glad to see you again."
2-5K  celebrimbor/sauron  warnings  celebrimbor 
september 2018 by elftrash
the quality of mercy by simaetha
Celebrimbor makes one last attempt to reach out to his friend.
celebrimbor/sauron  warnings  2-5K  celebrimbor 
september 2018 by elftrash
Neither Speak Nor Sing by darth fingon
Early in the First Age, Glorfindel arrives in Fingolfin's court at Eithel Sirion with one purpose in mind: to find his father.

Elves but extremely edgy. Fingon would never.

warnings  fingon/glorfindel  glorfindel  fingon  fingolfin  100-150K 
september 2018 by elftrash
A Maia Scorned by crackinthecup
"The proud, reckless line of Fëanor—ended, shredded to a piece of meat to droop from a spear, a macabre banner of war." The final confrontation between Celebrimbor and Annatar.
2-5K  celebrimbor/sauron  warnings  celebrimbor 
september 2018 by elftrash
conviction by simaetha
Annatar sets out to win Celebrimbor's trust.
celebrimbor/sauron  celebrimbor  warnings  2-5K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Nothing Gold Can Stay by TAFKAB
Deleted from Ao3: still accessible here here http://web.archive.org/web/20181224005835/https://archiveofourown.org/works/5791561?view_adult=true&view_full_work=true

AU to both book and movie canon: In the aftermath of the Battle of Five Armies, Thorin is King Under the Mountain, and Bilbo's sacrifice has achieved little. The dwarves of Erebor are wealthy beyond their wildest dreams, but they can't eat gold, and they desperately need food and medicine.

Proud Thranduil, still stung by the escape of Thorin's company and angered out of reason by Thorin's continued refusal to bargain, will not give aid for nothing. If Thorin will not give gems, Thranduil demands a harsh forfeit: that a young dwarf of Durin's line must be given to him as chattel in lieu of the escaped prisoners. The dwarf is to serve Thranduil's household for 77 years in exchange for what the dwarves require to survive.

Gimli son of Glóin volunteers himself for this duty. He is given to Legolas Thranduilion, an arrangement that pleases no one.

As Legolas and Gimli struggle with one another, Sauron rises in the east. He is all too ready take advantage of the prejudices that fester between the free peoples of Middle Earth, and seeks to find and reclaim the One Ring so he may put an end to a the newest unlikely threat to his power: the youthful heir of Elendil.
legolas/gimli  warnings  100-150K  wip 
september 2018 by elftrash
i will always fear to hope again by kalypsobean
The first of the rings created by Annatar was given to Celebrimbor, and he wore it always.
celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron  warnings  1-2K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Lain Low by pherede
"Mirkwood has fallen, and the Necromancer (they say) has found something he once lost, and orcs and darker things are crawling..."

The world labors under the growing might of Sauron, and as Erebor struggles to survive, Thorin is caught between his nephews' machinations, his political alliances and rivalries, and his new prisoner-- the fallen Elvenking Thranduil, whose beauty has been the subject of Thorin's twisted obsession for a century.
thranduil/thorin  warnings  100-150K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Breaking by pherede
Melkor vicariously despoils Maeglin through Sauron while Sauron eye-fucks Melkor.
sauron/morgoth  sauron/maeglin  maeglin  warnings  1-2K 
september 2018 by elftrash
thus with my lips have I denounced you, while my heart, bleeding within me, called you tender names by Ias
It’s almost laughable, in retrospect. That after everything, after all of this, Annatar can still surprise you.
celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron  warnings  2-5K 
september 2018 by elftrash
a path walked by cruelty and longing by Ias
Annatar reaches for something beyond his grasp, and Celebrimbor suffers the consequences.
warnings  celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron  2-5K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Working As Intended by simaetha
Annatar returns to Eregion, some ten years after Celebrimbor creates the Three.

"A century isn't so very long - not for you, and probably still less so for Annatar, who admits that he has a hard time working out how old he actually is in any sort of way you can translate into sensible understanding. But - well, you did miss him.

You're really very glad to have him back."
celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron  warnings  5-10K 
september 2018 by elftrash
But Exceedingly Fine by simaetha
Torture is not, in statistical terms, an effective method of interrogation.

"The useful thing about this," says Annatar, "is that it still works, even if you know what's happening."
celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron  5-10K  warnings 
september 2018 by elftrash
a fact or a weapon by simaetha
A truth should exist,
it should not be used like this.
celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron  warnings  5-10K 
september 2018 by elftrash
recursion by simaetha
“My Tyelperinquar,” he says, voice lingering on your name, rich and musical and satisfied. “Isn’t this better, my sweet?”

“Better?” you ask, smiling.
celebrimbor/sauron  celebrimbor  warnings  1-2K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Suggestive in movement, sight and sound by thegreatpumpkin
There was a line. On one side, the righteous and good: their honored forebears, tireless sentinels against the destruction of Morgoth and his protegé. On the other, the wicked: betrayers, deceivers, Kinslayers—and kin-lovers. They would not cross the line, but sometimes they walked on it like a tightrope.
warnings  elrohir/elladan  rivendell  10-15K  elrohir  elladan 
september 2018 by elftrash
I teach thee how by thegreatpumpkin
Like any younger sister, Arwen was adept at reading their guilty consciences. “What did you two do to Cirdan’s messenger? This morning he was so smitten I thought he was going to proposition Elrohir in front of everyone, and now he’s looking at you both like you put an arrow through his horse.”
elrohir/elladan  warnings  rivendell  10-15K  elrohir  elladan 
september 2018 by elftrash
In Service of the King by thegreatpumpkin
It started as a game; so many things do. Elladan and Elrohir play at being King and Herald, and Elladan dreams of bowing to his brother.
rivendell  elrohir/elladan  warnings  elrohir  elladan  5-10K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Next Best Thing by thegreatpumpkin
Prompt: It's totally normal for twin brothers to masturbate together, right? After all, they share everything, so why not this? But what happens when they can't masturbate without each other?
rivendell  elrohir/elladan  warnings  2-5K  elrohir  elladan 
september 2018 by elftrash
Of Like Kind by Sath
Sauron has long found as much utility in kindness as in cruelty.
warnings  maedhros/sauron  fingon/maedhros  10-15K  maedhros 
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
Unwilling by lordnelson100
They hate each other. They must have sex, to save their peoples.

Porn with a plot, enemies to friends, magic at work, canon-typical violence, it cannot last, curse your sudden but inevitable trope twist, hurt/comfort, angst, LOTR timelines are right out the window, Thorin & Fili & Kili are alive.
“You!” sneered Legolas. “Were you not the one shouting ‘Never trust an Elf!’ at the late parley? And yet you choose to show yourself in my tent upon such an errand?”

“Aye,” the Dwarf answered with a cold look, “For I will send none of my folk in my place, nor ask them to do what I would not submit to.”
warnings  legolas/gimli  5-10K 
september 2018 by elftrash
A Gleam Of White In The Dim Land by TheLionInMyBed
Afterwards the tale was told only by those that had loved her. It was translated, for her kinsman Elrond Half-elven, by Bilbo Baggins who brought his own Hobbitish misinterpretations of Noldorin custom to the text. So when the stories said that she was not wholly unwilling, while they were not wrong, they were rather missing the point.
aredhel  aredhel/eol  warnings  2-5K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Pantië by Emilyenrose
“It is not my body that imprisons me,” Maedhros said with a pointed look at the shackles around his wrists.

Sauron laughed. “You are quite mistaken. Take, for example, the – what is it your people call it? – the blossoming, I believe, is the local term; an interesting metaphor; the Sindar are of course very florally minded. It is most tiresome. Ah, I remember – opening.” He smirked. “Avoiding metaphor altogether, for of course it is an opening. There is the obvious if rather undignified physical action, of course, but what is strange to me is the effect that then has on the spirit – which opens, which yields. Therefore your body compels a subjection not merely to your own flesh but even to the flesh of another – and thus, of course, to the spirit of another. Now that is imprisonment, if you like!”
fingon/maedhros  rec  warnings  maedhros/sauron  sexpollen  15-20K  fingon  maedhros 
september 2018 by elftrash
the greater craftsman by Emilyenrose
“It astonishes me how completely you Elves have failed to understand what we are. And yet it should not. None knows better than I how low a metal went into your making.”

Maedhros in the great forge of Angband.
gen  warnings  2-5K 
september 2018 by elftrash

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