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A Road Bright and Swift by Dorinda
Lord of the Rings, Legolas/Gimli. The two travel back via Fangorn to their respective peoples: Gimli learns to swim, a parlous side quest is undertaken, and Legolas frets like a porpentine. // 15.6K, Legolas POV.
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.
fanfic  LotR  slash  pair:Gimli/Legolas  ref:postcanon  ref:camping  ref:pining  ref:angst  ref:H/C  ref:huddling-for-warmth  au:Dorinda  fandom:LotR 
may 2019 by zhena
Strange Stars by Jael (erynlasgalen1949)
LotR, Legolas/Various. "'Gondor has no harlots; Gondor needs no harlots.' But when Gondor needs a harlot, who will Aragorn call? Legolas journeys to Harad on an unusual diplomatic mission. How far will he go in the interests of peace?" // 34.6K. The Men of Gondor are insufficiently elegant, so Aragorn asks Legolas for help. He heads to the Southerner's court as part of a courtesan exchange, hoping to win some diplomatic points for Aragorn. Legolas sincerely believes elves should only fuck their lifemates, and worse, humans are disturbingly kinky, so this job presents a challenge. It's mildly plotty, not very fraught, kinda fun. (Locked fic; import fic, so the tags weren't written by the fic author.)
fanfic  LotR  slash  het  pair:Legolas/OMC  pair:Legolas/OFC  ref:postcanon  ref:undercover  ref:roleplay  ref:virginity  ref:sexworker  ref:first-time  ref:dubcon  au:jael  fandom:LotR 
january 2019 by zhena
Lords of Misrule by FabulaRasa
Lord of the Rings, Legolas/Gimli. "After all battles are over and all victories declared, Gimli and Legolas take a journey to Fangorn together." Something's bothering Legolas, and Gimli's going to figure it out. Eventually. // 11.5K, Gimli POV. Wow, porn! Same basic roadtrip fic as the others, but way smuttier than I'm used to for this pairing (= amusingly shocking :).
fanfic  LotR  slash  pair:Gimli/Legolas  ref:pining  ref:oblivious  ref:miscommunication  ref:bad-fucking-language  ref:first-time  via:Tafadhali  au:fabularasa  fandom:LotR 
march 2018 by zhena
A Candle for the Hollow City by lordnelson100
LotR, Gimli/Legolas, gen. "About the Nauglamír and the other side of the story. Of culture clash, betrayal, and lost art." Elrond asks to hear the Dwarf version of the First Age fallout over a cursed artifact. Gimli puts the request to his people, and they agree. // 14K. The frame story is a dinner party with Elrond, Thranduil, Gimli, and various hangers-on leading to the main story, a Dwarf-POV Silmarillion backstory fic, explaining why elves and dwarves hate each other lots. (L/G content = just rationale for the overall setup.)
There was a snort from the high end of the board, where Thranduil lounged back in his great chair and said, "And here we see that when a dwarf says I am not learned of a thing, he means, Oi! I have stored up a great deal of opinions about this, prepare to be argued with."
fanfic  LotR  gen  pair:Gimli/Legolas  ref:Silmarillion  ref:FirstAge  ref:backstory  ref:angst  via:as_lld_again  au:lordnelson100  fandom:LotR 
october 2017 by zhena
The Latest Dream I Ever Dreamed on the Cold Hill’s Side by acaramelmacchiato
The Hobbit, Bard/Thranduil. Bard, whose town was lately burnt down by a dragon, find himself oppressed by Thranduil's peculiar ideas of romance.
"Bard of Laketown! Here comes the beloved father of the Elves of the Northern Wood, Thranduil, Son of Oropher, King of the Woodland Realm and Master of the Eryn Lasgalen Appellation, Slayer of the Spawn of Ungoliant, who fought with Gil-Galad at Dagorlad! Stand back outside and open up within!"
So Bard got out of bed.
"Good morning," said Thranduil, who was standing inside almost as soon as the door was open, clad in gemstones and the white pelts of northern minks. "I thought we might go for a walk."
Bard looked at the straight lines of elves outside; pursuivants, officers and heralds of arms, followed by the royal guard’s halberdiers and cavalry.
"I need to find a shirt," he said.
* "This is why I sojourn here," https://archiveofourown.org/works/3212987 "The continued adventures of Bard and Thranduil, recently married-to-each-other nonsingle dads. Bard gets sued. Thranduil tries to help." // Dwarves are ruiners.
fanfic  Hobbit  slash  pair:Bard/Thranduil  ref:humor  ref:courting  ref:finance  ref:marriage  ref:miscommunication  au:acaramelmacchiato  fandom:LotR 
january 2017 by zhena
Promise by cimorene
LotR (books), Gimli/Legolas. In Lothlorien, Legolas comes to terms with what he wants. // Basically, Legolas decides on giving it up for Gimli, old skool style, a bit florid but pretty with some oblique smut.
fanfic  LotR  slash  pair:Gimli/Legolas  ref:bookfic  ref:pastiche  ref:molasses  ref:oldschool  via:proteinscollide  au:cimorene  fandom:LotR 
january 2016 by zhena
So Cloaked and So Crowned by determamfidd
LotR, Gimli/Legolas. "Legolas might not know what a Dwarf's beard and braids mean, but he does know Gimli. Gimli must trust in that when the rest is taken from him." After Gimli gets his ass handed to him in a sneak attack, Legolas makes it better. // Some violence/gore. No sexy tiems (implied only), but def. h/c by the truckload.
fanfic  LotR  slash  pair:Gimli/Legolas  ref:postcanon  ref:h/c  au:determamfidd  fandom:LotR 
november 2015 by zhena
A Weight of Pliant Wood by eyebrowofdoom
Lord of the Rings, Legolas/Ent. "It is less well known that trees are also partial to elves." On his trip to Fangorn with Gimli, Legolas makes a new acquaintance. // Hee. I read this way back when she posted in on LJ. I'd forgotten about it til just now. Uh, slash, sort of.
* "A Bird and a Beast," http://archiveofourown.org/works/274508, Legolas/Gimli. "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." // Sort of a sequel. Gimli POV, after Legolas hops out of the trees. Pastiche porn.
fanfic  LotR  slash  pair:Legolas/Ent  ref:postcanon  ref:pwp  ref:interspecies  ref:tentacles  ref:arboreal  ref:plantsex  au:eyebrowofdoom  fandom:LotR  pair:Gimli/Legolas  ref:pastiche 
november 2015 by zhena
The Apprentice by eyebrowofdoom
Hobbit, Thorin/OMC. "Thorin has taken work in a town of Men in a stony river valley, and must make do with local talent. He did not expect to be quite so popular." Thorin, who is short, hairy, gruff, and unimpressed with everyone, is incredibly competent with a hammer. Not a few find this attractive. He's only in it for the money, so the rest of it puzzles him a great deal. // "Bitter Smithing" tag. Thorin POV. I'd not read this before. It's super interesting and detailed and filled with detailed smithing and smut and the OCs are all really well done.
fanfic  Hobbit  slash  pair:ThorinOakenshield/OMC  ref:backstory  ref:first-time  ref:virginity  ref:competence  ref:interspecies  au:eyebrowofdoom  fandom:LotR 
november 2015 by zhena
Fools Barge In by sath
The Hobbit, Bard/Thranduil. Setup + sequel:
* "Taking Licenses," http://archiveofourown.org/works/3275807 "Bard is told that the only way he can renew his barge license is by having sex with Thranduil."
* "Unauthorized Caulk," http://archiveofourown.org/works/3370280 "Bard's shipping paperwork is never in order. Or, Bard and Thranduil keep coming up with ridiculous reasons to have sex with each other."
// "Bureaucracy" tag! That is, Alfrid's mistranslation informs Bard he must "take the mare’s part in the rearing stallion of trade" to receive a royal warrant for wine imports to Mirkwood; Bard is a law-abiding citizen. I'm sorry I'd not read these before; they're funny/adorable.
fanfic  Hobbit  slash  pair:Bard/Thranduil  ref:humor  ref:roleplay  au:sath  fandom:LotR  ref:miscommunication 
may 2015 by zhena
The Sound Below Sound by Dorinda
LotR, Legolas/Gimli. "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." // 36K. Gimli freaked the fuck out on the Paths, unnoticed by anyone; it totally upended his view of the world and himself. As Legolas (POV) puts everything he has into figuring out what's wrong with Gimli during their crazy-long ride to Pelargir, while ghosts dog their heels, he comes to a few realizations about elves, dwarves, and his relationship with Gimli. Pretty, but, wow, requires patience because it is the sloooowest of slo-mo romances.
fanfic  LotR  slash  pair:Gimli/Legolas  ref:missing-scene  ref:ptsd  ref:roadtrip  ref:angst  ref:miscommunication  ref:molasses  ref:pastiche  au:Dorinda  fandom:LotR 
july 2014 by zhena
On the Cold Hill Side by marycrawford
LotR, Gimli/Legolas. First Gimli and Legolas explore the Glittering Caves, then they head to Fangorn, where they team up to take on a feral tree. Gimli is pining hard for Legolas but believes he's headed seaward as soon as their side-trip is finished. Then Aragorn asks them to look into traps Sauruman left behind at Orthanc. // 25K, Gimli POV. This is plotty, engrossing, with industrial-level pining. No smut, but HEA. I liked it!
fanfic  LOTR  slash  pair:Gimli/Legolas  ref:postcanon  ref:plot  ref:pining  ref:miscommunication  ref:banter  ref:roadtrip  ref:bffs-to-lovers  via:scorpionvoices  au:marycrawford  fandom:LotR 
july 2014 by zhena
Knowledge and Light by Flamebyrd
LotR, AU, Legolas/Gimli (main). Legolas is the first of Greenwood elves to attend university, and although he is open to new experiences -- telephones, electricity, phonographs, automobiles, and democracy politics, among other modern wonders -- but he was utterly unprepared to find himself assigned to room with a dwarf, and an easily offended one at that. // 30K, Legolas POV throughout. A 1930s Middle-Earth AU featuring all the major characters in and around an Oxbrige-equivalent uni during the LotR and postcanon period/events. (I loled a bit when it came out that the other elves regard the Greenwood elves as their version of the Amish.) This was a pretty pleasant read. Smut free.
fanfic  LotR  slash  het  gen  pair:Gimli/Legolas  pair:Aragorn/Arwen  pair:Tauriel/Kili  pair:Faramir/Eowyn  AU  ref:college  ref:academia  ref:pining  ref:UST  ref:molasses  ref:miscommunication  au:Flamebyrd  fandom:LotR 
july 2014 by zhena
Many Aspects by GillianMiddleton
LotR, Frodo/Sam. Frodo continues to be ill on every anniversary of the Mordor, so Sam finally takes him back to Rivendell where a healer has come from Mirkwood with an unusual story, offering them a potential cure. // 68K, mpreg, lol. But it actually makes sense in context and functions as a fix-it of sorts. (Wish the author knew the diff. btwn lay and lie, and I don't know about Middle Earth's apparent rubber trees, but I reckon we can't have everything. P) Four parts. FFnet: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1964321/1/Many-Aspects
* "The Travelers," http://www.lexicon.net/gillianm/Traveler01.htm
Sequel. Sam and Frodo set up house, have a huge party, are menaced by elves, and see Bilbo and Gandalf off. 95K, in many parts. FFnet: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1964328/1/The-Travelers
fanfic  LotR  ref:mpreg  slash  pair:Frodo/Sam  ref:fixit  ref:curtainfic  ref:domestic  ref:elves  fandom:LotR  au:GillianMiddleton 
april 2013 by zhena
They Say of the Elves by Brancher
LotR, Gimli/Legolas. "You know what they say of the Elves, that they'll tumble you soon as look at you; seducers, coquettes, you'll wake with only a handful of leaves and a sweet taste in your mouth." Gimli waits for Legolas to make his move. And waits. And waits. // Aw. This is a sweetie, and this writer has a lovely way with words. It's right up there among my favorite fics. [original link is dead. AO3 instead]
fanfic  LotR  slash  pair:Gimli/Leoglas  ref:pining  ref:miscommunication  au:brancher  fandom:LotR 
february 2013 by zhena

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