Shadows of the Past

Author: Celandine Brandybuck

Nominator: Marta

2005 Award Category: Races/Places: Elves: Lothlorien

Story Type: Vignette  ✧  Length: N/A

Rating: PG  ✧  Reason for Rating: adult themes

Summary: In Lothlorien, Gimli hears Haldir and Legolas converse about many things: trees, Dwarves, secrets kept and told. How can the dead be best honored? AU in some respects, primarily bookverse but influenced by the film.

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Reviewed by: elliska  ✧  Score: 3

I usually enjpy stories exploring how Legolas and Gimli think of one another and this was no exception. I liked Legolas's conversation with Haldir and the little details in it. And I liked Gimli's overhearing it and his final thoughts. Good story.

Reviewed by: Marta  ✧  Score: 3

How odd to think of Gimli and Haldir having any sort of connection or likeness. But you manage it here, and tell us a little more about both of us. There was also some nice musing on being separated from ones you love in dangerous times. Well done, Cel.