The Last Word

Author: Alassante

Nominator: Robinka

2009 Award Category: Genres: Ficlets: Elven Lands

Story Type: Story  ✧  Length: Ficlet

Rating: Teen  ✧  Reason for Rating: implied incest, implied slash

Summary: Boys will be boys and the middle Feanorian brothers take it a step too far. Written for ALEC's (A Long Awaited Contest) September challenge - 'Don't Tell Me, I Don't Want To Know

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Reviewed by: Robinka  ✧  Score: 4

This story might be only a "wink" at the audience, a brief glimpse at the family dynamics presented in a very humorous way, but I do believe it is just right in character for the brothers. And I love the twist -- when the absent Maedhros turns the tables on his younger brothers :) I wish I could have seen their faces after Maglor's last word. Funny and very entertaining!

Reviewed by: Elleth  ✧  Score: 3

I hadn't been aware that [poor humor] could be so enjoyable. At any rate, reading this made me chuckle a lot more than I would have expected given the subject manner, especially at Maglor's outburst and the characterization of Curufin, which just rings so true put into a humor fic. I can just imagine Maglor's look at the end as well - brilliant. Thanks for sharing this one.

Reviewed by: Klose  ✧  Score: 3

LOL! This is a great family scene, with the 3 middle sons Feanaro of causing mischief to the consternation of the two older ones. I love the idea of Curufin, Celegorm and Caranthir starting rumours about Maedhros and Fingon. The twins' entrance made me chuckle, and I loved how Maedhros managed to his exert his oldest-son-authority without even being there!

Reviewed by: Marta  ✧  Score: 2

LOL! This just goes to show that even if the brothers are great elf-lords some things about families just don't change. Nice work, Alassante.

Reviewed by: Larner  ✧  Score: 2

Well, he DID warn them! Not precisely the end they'd foreseen, perhaps. Nice giggles here!