Yet Another Thing That Never Happened to Daeron Greyvale

Author: dancingkatz

Nominator: Alassante

2009 Award Category: Genres: Alternate Universe: Gondor

Story Type: Story  ✧  Length: Ficlet

Rating: Teen  ✧  Reason for Rating: Rating due to harsh treatment (emotional) of main character and character death.

Summary: An AU of my Through Daeron's Eyes fic-verse (based on the idea of Five Things that Din't Happen to..."). Boromir doesn't go to Imladris and Daeron isn't a member of the Tower Guard. Hankie warning!

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Reviewed by: rhyselle  ✧  Score: 4

The Five Things That Never Happened fanfiction meme has produced some amazingly powerful AU stories... among which this one really hit me hard. By changing a single event in the character's past, Dancingkatz's OC, Daeron Greyvale's life is turned into a tragedy. It isn't Boromir who goes on the Quest to find Imladris, but Daeron's father. It's terribly sad, but so well written that I really don't mind having to have the tissue box close at hand. I do recommend that other readers do likewise!

Reviewed by: Linaewen  ✧  Score: 4

This is such a sad tale, of a son who wanted to be of use and help to his father, but was not allowed to go with him on his journey. The ending is one I feared even as I began to read it -- how grievous to part on angry terms and never to be able to change that! I very much appreciate the brief appearance of Boromir as the bearer of bad news, as well as the one who understandingly comforts. Thank you for a short but unforgettable tale!

Reviewed by: Larner  ✧  Score: 3

A sad thing that you don't have more reviews for this, for it is a good tale, well told, of too common a situation--the son who through no fault of his own receives little respect from his father while doing all he can to prove himself. A tragic might-have-been, this one--one in which we see a microcosm of the lack of communication reflected in the Citadel.