Adar & Ion: Can I Keep Him?

Author: Sivan Shemesh

Nominator: rosethorn59

2011 Award Category: Cross-Cultural: General

Story Type: Story  ✧  Length: Short Story

Rating: General  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: As title. Written for Teitho theme "Finder's Keeper".

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Reviewed by: rosethorn59  ✧  Score: 9

This is such a cute story. Legolas is so sweet as a little boy who finds a baby Aragorn and wants to make him his own little one, as his own baby and little brother. He doesn't understand the impossibility of the situation, Legolas is impatient about it, but Thranduil is very patient with Legolas. I could just see Thranduil being the one to have to take care of the child, with little Legolas helping, and just enjoying the whole situation. And of course they both fall for the little Aragorn. What happened to his family? To his mother? An emergency? Is Aragorn about two years old? That would explain that. Hopefully Thranduil can find the mother and perhaps help Legolas to learn a few lessions at the same time as the child's mother would be so thrilled to get her child back; not knowing where he was or what had happened to him. Thranduil knew that the more time that passed, the harder it would be on Legolas to give him up to someone else. And I think that having lost the baby, even though he found him again, probably made Thranduil realize all the more the need to find his mother. I think he eventually will. This was such a good story. I really enjoyed it!

Reviewed by: Adonnen Estenniel  ✧  Score: 1

A sweet, childhood tale.