2009 Award Category: Races: Elves: Featuring Glorfindel or Erestor
Story Type: Story ✧ Length: Short Story
Rating: Mature ✧ Reason for Rating: Explicit m/m sexuality.
Summary: In Imladris, Erestor gives comfort to his beloved after Elrond is reminded of his grief. "The unthankful heart...discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find in every hour, some heavenly blessings."
Reviewed by: Erviniae ✧ Score: 9
What can I say about this story? Hmnn, let me see... A Thankful Heart is a story that is very comforting; like curling up with a good book, in your favorite chair and being wrapped within a favorite blanket: the book in one hand and a cup of warm hot chocolate in the other. Your faithful pet comes by and curls at your feet, making the scene complete! That is what this story does for me. Erestor is so unselfish and completing nurturing to his lord and lover, Elrond. He doesn't care whether their love is shouted atop the highest mountain or kept within the privacy of their four walls because it is real within their hearts and that is all that matters to him. Elrond feels guilty and worries that he is not showing the same comfort to Erestor as he is shown. Worries over family and acceptance cloud his mind, even as his heart already is consumed by the passion of the fiery warmth of his new lover, Erestor. To me, this story exudes warmth and love and feels comfortable and real. I highly recomend anyone to read this for one will not be disappointed in it's sweet prose. So, without a doubt, I have deeply enjoyed this heartwarming story of the love between too long time friends.
Reviewed by: Erfan Starled ✧ Score: 4
This is a story Ive read before. On rereading Ive again enjoyed the atmosphere of it: the friendship between the two elves, and physically, too (light and scent and touch are important to the story and are important in life, as well.) Particularly, in a personal relationship, the intimate, love, pleasure and comfort for lifes stresses can be wonderfully intertwined. This happens in the story: it is what I like about it.