Author: RennWench

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Romance: Featuring Haldir - First Place

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: PG-13  ✧  Reason for Rating: implied death

Summary: POV piece about the aftermath of Haldir's death at Helms Deep.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar  ✧  Score: N/A

Ack! Yes I cried again, like I do every time I read it. I'm sad, I do feel sorry for her, and her unrequited love, but I was also a bit angry with her for not telling Haldir sooner. I mean, who knows what they have had before Haldir died? Though...I guess it did end up for the best.

Reviewed by: Alexcat  ✧  Score: N/A

Sad, heartbreaking, poetic. I like this story for it lyrical flow and sparseness of words. It doesn't need a lot of words to convey such strong emotion.

Reviewed by: Mirasaui  ✧  Score: N/A

This was heart-wrenchingly sad, beautiful, poetic and oh so moving. RennWench has a way with words that I can only envy. Her descriptions of grief and the painful way our minds dwell on "never again will" is done so well. The story is a sad lament of death, grief and love unrequited. It could have ended dramatically after the ashes of the funeral pyre had cooled, but it does not. Even though Haldir and his childhood friend find happiness in the end, the paths they travel to reach that end are heart-breaking. When RennWench says "find Kleenex" in the author's notes, believe me, do not read this one without it!

Reviewed by: Viv  ✧  Score: N/A

This line gave me the shivers: "The bedding kept your scent for weeks." What a powerul image: simple but something anyone who has ever had and lost can understand.