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Msg# 4587

Genres: Drama, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:27:04 Topic ID# 4587
Love's Labours (71): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Arathorn/Gilraen
Gilraen and Aragorn hold a newborn Aragorn for the first time. Two
interlinked vignettes.

Religion (248): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Religion: from Latin re-ligare, "to bind again." Friendship is religion in
that sense. This short fic features a very young Halbarad and Aragorn as
they come to grips with a changing friendship and new identities.

Guilt (1046): Eokat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
An heir to the throne of Rohan is imminent. For its King this is a time of
reflection....and guilt

To Live Another Day (1052): Kasmi Kassim
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Dark themes, depression
Romance Partners: N/A
Standing alone among blood and ruins, a tormented Aragorn questions a dear
friend about the worth of living another day.

Grey and Pale Gold (54): Kielle
PG, Reason for Rating: death and dying
Romance Partners: n/a
Theodwyn is dying -- Theoden and Theodred ride to bring her
soon-to-be-orphaned children home to Edoras. A sweet/sad tale of Eomer and
Eowyn.

Gríma Goldentongue (625): Lackwit
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A defining moment in Edoras in 3013, for Gríma and Rohan, one year before
Théoden fell ill.

Ugly Beautiful (1343): MagicalRachel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
This is a very, very short Éowyn fic, set before Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas and
Gandalf reach Edoras to free the King from the whisperings of Wormtongue.
Not sure if it can be called a monologue or not.... I think it might be
though.

Beast of Burden (118): Werecat
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence and character death.
Romance Partners: N/A
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes; some of them not necessarily human.
Meet Summerstraw, a horse of Rohan.

Nine Lives (97): Werecat
PG, Reason for Rating: Some references to violence.
Romance Partners: n/a
Inspired from a passage in Tolkien's Unfinished Tales regarding the life of
Queen Beruthiel and her ten cats. According to this passage, Beruthiel was
like an evil witch and the cats were her minions. But we never really hear
her side of the story. Recommended to all cat lovers.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Drabble

Gloria Mundi (38): Altariel
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
A series of drabbles about history, and tales that grow in the telling.

The Prince of Golden Flowers (18): Avon
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Drabble. Remembering Glorfindel.

Leavetakings (138): Azalais
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A final parting between Aragorn and Legolas.

Destiny (208): Cheryl
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn informs Elrond that he will be leaving Imladris.

Civitas Mundi (56): Dwimordene
PG, Reason for Rating: Generally dark atmosphere
Romance Partners: none
A quintet of drabbles held together loosely by the theme of civil strife and
the view from the losing side. Such is the way of the world, where good will
is insufficient to accomplish its final end... Melkor, Manwë, Ornendil,
Miriel, Aranarth, Eärnur, a humble cobbler, and gratuitous philosophical
evocations.

Time in the Ditch (253): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"Weary of ditches? Yes of course. But they have their advantages." Or so
Gandalf had claimed.

Garden of Samwise, The (332): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Samwise reflects on how gardening is like life.

Leavetaking (16): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: NA
Drabble. Gilraen and Elrond, on parentage and partings.

Denial (871): MysteriousWays
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Gandalf falls. Frodo reacts.

Taur Ingem (629): Nancy Brooke
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
We all know Boromir stopped at Edoras on his way north to Rivendell, but
what could he have thought as he met the sudden age on the face of Theoden
King?

Lifeless (653): Oakenshield
PG-13, Reason for Rating: NB: Author rating = PG Attempted Suicide
Romance Partners: N/A
Glorfindel wants to know why, Erestor cannot tell him.

Packing for Crickhollow (1344): Rabidsamfan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Preparing to leave the Shire, Frodo must decide what to do with his precious
books.

Bittersweet (43): Vistula the Dunadan
PG, Reason for Rating: Eroticism
Romance Partners: Aragorn, Arwen
Drabble. Dreams on the way to destiny.

Simple Comfort (636): Vistula the Dunadan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam makes tea for the Fellowship

Price of Delay (782): viv
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Elu/Melian
Elu judges the effects of his decision to stay in Middle-earth.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Elves

Runaway Star (1256): Aerlinnel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: non-gory violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Amrod's POV at the Mouths of Sirion. When grief is unendurable...

This Silence (566): Ezra's Persian Kitty
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Past violence hinted at. Mild romantic content,
mild language.
Romance Partners: Erestor/Glorfindel
Two quiet evenings at home.

With Friends Like These (621): Jay of Lasgalen
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A series of misadventures chronicling the early, 'teenage' years of Elladan,
Elrohir and Legolas. Action, humour and angst.

Elven Song (66): Jocelyn
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence and character death
Romance Partners: n/a
A relic of the last King of Numenor's quest for immortality falls into the
hands of a man of Gondor, who embarks upon a reign of terror through
elvendom in Middle Earth in his own lust for eternal youth. When Legolas
falls victim in Minas Tirith, all Gondor and the elven realms are thrown
into chaos of grief and rage. The past and the present, the living and the
dead collide in a struggle that will test the bonds of blood and friendship
for all concerned--including Legolas himself.

Through Shadows Falling (990): Karri
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence
Romance Partners: n/a
In the ruin of the Doriath, brothers fall through shadow into light.

High Places (1086): Kielle
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Earendil/Elwing
The fall of Gondolin, as seen from a child's point of view.
Silmarillion-based.

Seven for a Secret (1090): Kielle
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Fëanor/Nerdanel
Who was to blame for the fall of the House of Feanor? Nerdanel has a
decidedly different opinion...

He Loses Us Both (873): Lilpippin
PG, Reason for Rating: The story deals with death and near death experiences
that can be haunting.
Romance Partners: n/a
The Half-Elven's are dealing with an ordeal in many different ways. With the
help of their advisor, Glorfindel, can they beat their grief, or will it
destroy the family.

Final Choice (1098): Meril
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Nimloth's last moments in Menegroth.

Take the Little Ones (163): Space Weavil
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Battle violence
Romance Partners: N/A
Erestor leads a group of young elves to a ruin, to see the result of a
decision he made long ago



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Fourth Age

Machine That Changed the World, The (80): Altariel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Hidden in a cellar in Minas Tirith, a new invention is about to make its
mark upon the world...

Natural History (112): annmarwalk
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir and his grandson Barahir enjoy quality time together in Ithilien.
Written for a challenge to produce a 111 word drabble including the number
111, fireworks, and wine.

Ashes and the Flame (677): Ariel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
There are two kinds of legacy.

In the Garden (1330): Bodkin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Those who have read Far Horizons might have some interest in the fate of
Minastan Terendulion. (This turned out not to follow the intended plan,
which was much more simplistic and in line with Thranduil's response.) There
are appearances from Elrond, Thranduil and Finarfin, but the focus is mainly
on Minastan.

The Sea Sings a Lullaby (87): Camilla Sandman
PG, Reason for Rating: Character death
Romance Partners: N/A
Gimli and Legolas have set sail, but the sea can be treacherous…

Reflections (1050): Eokat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
Eomer's thoughts of the past flow through his mind following a post-war
visit to Helm's Deep....but the future of Rohan is strong.

Not So Long a Time (815): Gravity
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for character death
Romance Partners: N/A
Eight years is not so long a time.

Paths for the Dead (758): James Walkswithwind
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Character death.
Romance Partners: N/A
After his death, one of the hobbits has a bit of trouble finding a place to
spend eternity.

Women's Work (430): JediShampoo
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, sexual innuendo
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
A five-years-married and very pregnant Éowyn gets upset after an encounter
with prostitutes.

Without His Lifelong Friend (836): Lindalëriel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry and Pippin are in Gondor for their final days.

A Took by Any Other Name (773): Lindelea
R, Reason for Rating: Per author's own description, at least one chapter (5)
has material of a graphic nature, also for violence and character death.
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin goes against all convention in the naming of his son. (Chapter 5 is
tenatively rated "R" due to the graphic nature of the material, related to
capture by Orcs. All other chapters are PG-13 or below.) Warnings: violence,
character death.

All That Glisters (914): Lindelea
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: Pippin/Diamond, OFC/OMC
In the year King Elessar rode North, to dwell for a time by Lake Evendim,
word of the Thain's treasure-hoard was heard beyond the Bounds of the Shire,
and trouble followed.

Kindred Spirits (1234): Melina
PG, Reason for Rating: Themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir finds that returning from war is not easy, but he finds help from an
unexpected quarter.

The Healer's Gambit (1235): Melina
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Adult themes and some violent imagery.
Romance Partners: n/a
After the war, Faramir is ready to move forward with his life, but past
griefs are not so easily set aside.

Estella's Opinion (1106): Ruby Nye
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Merry/Estella
After the Scouring of the Shire, Estella and Merry have differing opinions
of Men.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Gapfiller

Words Unsaid (55): Acacea
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
How not to say goodbye. Denethor on what he did not say to Faramir.

Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit (9): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Somewhere in the wilds of Eriador a company of Rangers will not be home for
Yule.

Realizations (771): amebrindra
R, Reason for Rating: Implied male/male sex
Romance Partners: Elladan/Elrohir
Elladan and Elrohir are separated for the first time with dire consequences
for both.

The Last Hour (465): Citrine
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
After The Last Debate, Merry and Pippin pass a little time before the Armies
of the West depart from Minas Tirith.

Winter Solstice (727): Fileg
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Elrond reflects as the Fellowship leaves Rivendell.

The Trial of Frodo Baggins (1273): Gentle Hobbit
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Angst.
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo believes he deserves to be judged for his failure to destroy the Ring.

Keeping Secrets (853): Hai Took
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
After the Ringwraiths attack Crickhollow, Fatty Bolger is brought to the
Master of Brandy Hall -- but he is not revealing all he knows.

The Colors of Passing (789): Larner
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Frodo Baggins considers the nature of colors as he faces choices.

Ghosts (1147): Sandy K
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Bag End is very lonely, especially at night. After Bilbo leaves the Shire,
Frodo remembers...



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Gondor

Swan Flight (84): AmandaK
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
There is not much that will frighten the Steward of Gondor. But when Boromir
attempts to reclaim a gift for Faramir from an unusual place, Denethor
tastes real fear.

Mourning Cloak (394): annmarwalk
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Denethor's chamberlain is ever mindful of the dignity of his master's
office.

Spring Planting (170): Branwyn
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
What hidden things are unearthed when the fields are ploughed in the spring?
A short tale of Lord Denethor and his young sons.

May Endure (680): Celandine Brandybuck
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Boromir watches Denethor and Faramir, and is confounded by what he sees.

Mering Market (238): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Denethor telling funny stories? Of course not. He doesn't tell funny
stories, he tells humorous anecdotes. (Why? Because it sounds more serious.)
Beware! Here lies humour... *Denethor's* humour. Features Denethor, Aragorn,
and Theoden.

Sea Longing (699): EdorasLass
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, character death
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
The governess of Boromir and Faramir, a woman from Dol Amroth, considers her
homesickness, and that of Finduilas. (Vignette)

Gathering the Pieces (291): Ellisande
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Seven snapshots from Finduilas' POV.

On Hither Shores (713): Ellisande
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, character death
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
What happens to mortals when they die? Do they just pass into shadows or can
they choose to linger?

Guarding Gondor (278): emn1936
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
It is not just through the strength of its armies that Gondor is kept safe
for there is more than one way to protect a kingdom.

Seven Scattered Scrolls (323): Raksha the Demon
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Rated PG-13 for mild to moderate sensuality in two
of the chapters.
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
Seven scenes, in the form of drabbles, vignettes and ficlets (100 words and
in multiples of 100 words, as counted by MS Works), from varied viewpoints,
through leavetaking, sorrow, to joy, in the life of Denethor's second son.
Chapter Two is co-authored by Tanaqui.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Gondor Drabble

Upon a Field of Gold (277): Dana
PG, Reason for Rating: angst, medical details
Romance Partners: N/A
Summary: Beyond the end of all things, yet before the beginning. Characters:
Merry, with others: Pippin, Aragorn, Gandalf, Gimli, Legolas, Frodo and Sam
Pairings: None Rating: PG Warnings: Hurt/comfort Author's Notes: A
collection of twenty-six drabbles. (added note) Set in Cormallen.

Mathesis (532): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
What is it like to look at the world through Denethor's eyes? An
illuminating view of the Steward's unique mind.

Ambush in Ithilien (204): Elena Tiriel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
During the disastrous Battle against the Wainriders at the Morannon in III
1944, King Ondoher of Gondor and both his sons Artamir and Faramir (who
sneaked away to join the battle in disguise) were slain. His sister-son
Minohtar also fell as he led the rearguard defense of the retreating army.
These events are on the mind of another Faramir in 3019 as he and his
Ithilien Rangers prepare to ambush Haradrim warriors marching to Mordor
along the same road.

The White City (21): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: NA
Drabble. Beregond, Bergil, and a choice.

In the Hands of the King (22): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: n/a
Drabble. Bergil asks about his father's conduct during the siege.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Incomplete

With Hope (501): AfterEver
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence
Romance Partners: n/a
"Then Aragorn, being now the Heir of Isildur, was taken with his mother to
dwell in the house of Elrond..." beginning in the year 2935, this is their
story -- and a continuation of "Last Hope", by the same author. Features
Elrond, Elladan, Elrohir, Glorfindel, Elf/Ranger OCs, and a view of an
elvish realm through human eyes, courtesy of Gilraen.

The Journey (1346): Batsojopo
R, Reason for Rating: adult themes, erotic content, violence
Romance Partners: Haldir/OFC #1, Rumil/OFC #2
With no memory of a possible alliance with Mirkwood, an elleth, lone
survivor of a devastating attack, is brought to Imladris. (Please not that
this story is movieverse.)

Instruments (425): Beethoven's 7th
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Rated PG-13 for violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Evil men have come to the shire. This tells the story of one Hobbit lass's
encounter with them, and later the elves of Rivendell. A hobbity story, with
action, happy parts, scary parts, Lotr Characters are not featured, but make
meaningful cameo appearances.

Deific Flame (672): Bejai
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
From the Second Age of Middle-earth to the Third, few of the elders of the
elves remain to guide the young. Still, relics of an ancient world exist,
for good and ill. Divine banes return in a blaze of revolution, betrayal,
war, balrog, death, and the cruel indifference of the Valar. Yet there may
be tempering strength in a refiner's fire. Featuring Galadriel, Celeborn,
and Amroth -- their son.

Reflections from the Paradise of Elves (1329): Bodkin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The collected ramblings of Legolas, Elladan and Elrohir as their lives
continue to change and develop in Valinor.

By the Light of Earendil's Star (173): Branwyn
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violence, gore
Romance Partners: n/a
After an ambush in Ithilien, young Faramir has little hope of rescue from
his captors or from his own despair. Faramir, Boromir, Denethor, OCs (men
and orcs).

A Spring of Joy (1320): daw the minstrel
PG, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: n/s
2951 TA. Smaug and three-quarters of the Orcs of the north are dead, and the
Wood-elves live in a fragile peace that Legolas struggles to preserve as
captain of the Home Guard.

Passages (623): Gaslight
PG-13, Reason for Rating: There are sporadic killings that happen throughout
the story. Also a couple scenes of sensuality.
Romance Partners: Boromir/f
WIP. 3009. Boromir brings Myrhil, the daughter of his old arms instructor,
to Minas Tirith where the Shadow has already begun to creep over Middle
Earth. Boromir-OFC. And Grima too!

A Healer's Tale (754): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin's story, from the viewpoint of one who knew him perhaps better than
he would have wished... (a companion story to "At the End of His Rope")

Thain (913): Lindelea
PG, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: N/A
Paladin Took was a farmer's son; his grandfather had left the Great Smials,
renouncing the life of the Great Smials Tooks, and the succession to the
Thainship. He was never meant to be Thain, no more than was Bucca of the
Marish...

The World Within (978): Minuialeth
R, Reason for Rating: some violence, scenes of sexual nature later on
Romance Partners: Erestor/f
How often do you see yourself for what you truly are? Perhaps, she never
tried to, perhaps she was not fate's loved child. She was human... A story
of the world we tend to ignore...The world within lost in the tempest of
fear, love, treason...

La Belle Dame Sans Merci (1291): sindohte
R, Reason for Rating: adult situations
Romance Partners: Sauron/OFC
Desire can take many forms. A revisionist interpretation of the exact nature
of the One Ring.

Thranduil's Trial (1160): Sivan Shemesh
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Angst, violence, character death, tissues are
probably needed
Romance Partners: N/A
Legolas was witness to his nana’s death and was sent to Rivendell at his
father’s request, but was unaware of Legolas’ secret.

Fear No Darkness (1200): Thundera Tiger
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Rivendell is playing host for some New Year's Eve activities while friends
gather to celebrate Sauron's fall, and familiar faces are arriving from
every direction. Unfortunately, not all of these familiar faces are invited,
and the celebrations are cut short when an old enemy from the ruin of Mordor
decides to jump in.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Mirkwood

Captain of the Guard (119): Arandil
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Mirkwood's prisons are considered impenetrable. Yet in the span of
seventy-five years, thirteen dwarves, a hobbit, and Gollum all escaped.
Couldn't the captain of the guard during these two incidents also have been
the elf to bear the news to Rivendell?

Glorious Summer (154): daw the minstrel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: OCs
Legolas is learning his role as a newly minted lieutenant, while, at home,
his brother Eilian is a newly minted husband.

Sacrifice Under Shadow (1319): daw the minstrel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas joins Mirkwood's most dangerous patrol, learns about a time in the
youth of his brother Eilian, and experiences a change in their relationship.

The Warrior (155): daw the minstrel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: None
Legolas joins a warrior patrol for the first time, coming to terms with his
body guard, his fellow warriors, and the reality of battle.

Interrupted Journeys: Part One - New Journeys (1309): elliska
PG-13, Reason for Rating: mild sexuality
Romance Partners: Thranduil/f
As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as
ones that defined the course of that journey. At the time, we rarely
recognize their significance, but at the end of the journey they become
clear. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil
Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages as
they contemplate their life together from the shores of Valinor. Part One:
New Journeys--set at the beginning of the Third Age, the story of
Thranduil's struggle to adapt to the many new relationships thrust upon him
as a new king--including the courtship of his wife.

Interrupted Journeys: Part Three - Journeys Begin (1311): elliska
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: Thranduil/f
As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as
ones that defined the course of that journey. At the time, we rarely
recognize their significance, but at the end of the journey they become
clear. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil
Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages as
they contemplate their life together from the shores of Valinor. Part Three:
Journeys Begin--New additions to Thranduil's family lead him to contemplate
innocence and loss.

Interrupted Journeys: Part Two - Journeys Perforce (1310): elliska
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: Thranduil/f
As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as
ones that defined the course of that journey. At the time, we rarely
recognize their significance, but at the end of the journey they become
clear. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil
Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages as
they contemplate their life together from the shores of Valinor. Part Two:
Journeys Perforce--Set between TA 950 and 1050, this story explores how
Thranduil came to the decision to move his people north. A decision that
tests the loyalty of many.

Along Came A Spider (622): Jay of Lasgalen
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Near death experience, violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Elladan and Elrohir arrive in Lasgalen for what should be an uneventful
visit, but Elrohir is bitten by a deadly spider. The story is set around the
year 2000 Third Age.

Blizzard! (1308): Nilmandra
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas makes new friends, some bad choices, learns to handle conflict, and
remembers why he loves his family one Mid-Winter's Day.

The Bow (161): Space Weavil
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Thranduil reflects upon a rare moment he shared with his father.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Poetry

Sing of Eowyn (259): elanor_of_aquitania
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Praise of Éowyn by a Rohirric poet at the court of Emyn Arnen.

Disobedience (1062): Ellisande
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
“But it seemed to men that she withered in the guarded city, as a flower of
the seaward vales set upon a barren rock. The shadow in the East filled her
with horror, and she turned her eyes ever South to the sea that she missed.”
- Denethor feels he is losing the person he loves most and is forced to face
helplessness...

Homecoming (1063): Ellisande
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Having betrayed the Light, Eol's son looks back. Memories, love, pain,
treason and foreshadowing. A Maeglin poem.

SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Poetry

Requiem (1064): Ellisande
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A nameless Rohirrim bard's lament for his home and his people torn apart by
war. Inspired by Tolkien's Lament for the Rohirrim.

Silent Memory (1065): Ellisande
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
Denethor's POV. Angst, doubt and foreshadowing. Two not-quite-Villanelles
for Finduilas.

The Slopes of Amon Gwareth (715): Ellisande
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"... and Tuor fought with Maeglin on the walls, and cast him far out, and
his body as it fell smote the rocky slopes of Amon Gwareth thrice ere it
pitched into the flames below." - Three Haiku

Thunder Sings (404): Ellisande
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
In a world full of lies and deceit, who is there to trust? A Queen's answer.
- A Berúthiel poem. -

Sam's Lament (1117): shirelinghpc
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Poem. Sam's lament at the Grey Havens.

Only Shapes to See (1125): Suzene Campos
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Poetry of the Dead Marshes; don't assume the dead aren't looking back up at
those staring into their graves. Warning: Free-verse poetry. Fear it!

Can You Hear Me? (1211): White Gull
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: None
Elanor wishes to send a message across the sea.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Post-Ring War

Lamentation (919): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry and Pippin grieve after Frodo sets sail from the Grey Havens.

Home Again (915): grey_wonderer
PG, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry and Pippin are finding that returning home isn't as easy as they hoped
it would be. The One Ring has been destroyed and they are back in the Shire,
but can they go on with their lives as before?

Putting Memories Away (826): Mariposa
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for some angst
Romance Partners: N/A
In Minas Tirith, Frodo presses Merry and Pippin to let him take notes on
what had happened after they were parted at Parth Galen. Later, when Frodo
has gone to bed, Pippin insists that Merry share the dark thoughts he had
kept hidden from Frodo.

Flutterby (876): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
A warm day in Ithilien leads to some unexpected problems.

Silence In The Night (812): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for post-battle descriptions of the dead and
wounded
Romance Partners: N/A
One night in Minas Tirith Merry has a terrible nightmare, and nothing is
working to bring him back to reason.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): The Shire

Racing with the Devil (707): Aratlithiel
PG, Reason for Rating: Dark themes
Romance Partners: N/A
One last dance.

Lullaby (1226): Citrine
PG-13, Reason for Rating: PG-13 for implied violence and general uneasiness
Romance Partners: N/A
Smeagol comes home to his Granny after a day on the river. ~~~~~~~

A Tale That Grew in the Telling (779): GamgeeFest
PG-13, Reason for Rating: angst, mention f death
Romance Partners: N/A
One night, Daisy-lass can't sleep, so Sam decides to tell her a bedtime
story, that becomes much more than either of them bargained for! A story of
friendship, loss and continuing on.

When One Door Closes... (308): GamgeeFest
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Character death.
Romance Partners: N/A
The moments surrounding the deaths of Frodo’s parents, and the birth of
Samwise.

Kali’s Rory (1224): GTA Otaku
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo recalls a tragic moment in his Cousin Merry's childhood.

Daisy's Wonderful Day (1196): Isil Elensar
PG, Reason for Rating: rated for mild violence and angst
Romance Partners: n/a
Daisy Fields of Longbottom has a wonderful day...

Protecting His Own (839): Kit5 (aka Pippinswolf)
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
When Otho tries to make trouble for Frodo after Bilb’s disappearance, Merry
uses his head to disabuse him of the notion.

Torn In Two (822): Mysterious Jedi
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for angsty thoughts
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam feels torn between his old master and his new family.

More Than Cousins (1034): pearltook1
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A tender story about the deep, abiding love between extraordinary friends.

Rosie's Year (795): Ruby Nye
R, Reason for Rating: Heterosexual and homosexual relationships, nonexplicit
implications of violence.
Romance Partners: Sam/Rosie/Frodo
Rosie Cotton's year, and more, while Frodo and Sam are away.

Parting Gifts (1212): White Gull
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: None
The Shire receives an unusual visitor.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): War of the Ring

Smoke And Fire (805): Anso the Hobbit
PG, Reason for Rating: For descriptions of battle
Romance Partners: N/A
As the Rohirrim charge Merry sees Minas Tirith burning and besieged, and
suddenly realises that Pippin is inside the City.

Watch Every Shadow (920): Anso the Hobbit
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for frightening descriptions
Romance Partners: N/A
What did happen that night in Bree when Merry took a walk? Drama/angst,
Hobbits, LotR

Caught Between a Hammer and an Anvil (814): BookHobbit
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for violence
Romance Partners: N/A
The fighting and escape from the Mines of Moria, told from Pippin's
perspective. An expansion of the film scenes.

Safe in My Arms (907): Elendiari22
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin's desperate search for Merry in Minas Tirith, and what happened
after, as seen by Pippin.

The King's Justice (4): maranya14
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir finds out the whole truth about Denethor's death, and must come to
terms with the price paid by others for his own life.

Stay Here With Me (1173): Marigold
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for the angst
Romance Partners: n/a
When Merry arrives in Ithilien after the Battle of the Black Gate he is
greeted with some heavy news and faces his worst nightmare. An angsty little
story, with a hint of filmverse.

Whispers of the Dark (974): MysteriousWays
PG, Reason for Rating: occasional creepiness, suggestions of evil.
Romance Partners: N/A
A dark look at a possibility of how the ring toyed with Frodo's mind
eventually convincing Frodo to claim the ring for himself. Plenty of
delicious angst for those of you who can't get enough.

Out of Doubt (494): Nessime
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
A brief vignette that looks at what might have been going through Éomer's
thoughts as the Rohirrim made what was almost certain to be a last stand on
the Pelennor Fields.

Despair (1328): Niphrandl
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Angst.
Romance Partners: N/A
This story takes place after Gandalf confronts the Balrog on the Bridge of
Khazad-dûm and before the fellowship reaches Lothlorien. It is told from
Frodo's POV initially.

Counting (1162): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A rainy day in Minas Tirith brings about aches and pains to a still healing
Pippin.

Cover Him with Violets (347): Regina
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: none
Ioreth and Merry mourn a young Rider of Rohan who has died far from home
after fighting at the Pelennor.