Author: Ainaechoiriel

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Drama: Post-War of the Ring

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: PG  ✧  Reason for Rating: dying characters, no actual death portrayed

Summary: Merry and Pippin, approaching the end of their lives, have a request to make of Legolas.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar  ✧  Score: N/A

I'm sure others have said it, but this one brought me to tears. There are lots of stories about Legolas after Aragorn dies, but they seem to skip how he would have had to deal with the deaths of all the other members of the Fellowship.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

Simple and sweet. I don't think I truly understood this fic the first time I read it, but reading it again for these awards, I've come to appreciate it much more. This is a beautiful gesture on the part of a very perceptive Pippin and Merry, and between the two of them, they've ensured that Legolas will at least make it to the Undying Lands. The scene between the three of them is terrific, but what moved me most was Arwen's simple understanding and compassion. She and Legolas say very little, but then, what are either titles or words between them? Great story!

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

And here's another on Merry and Pippin very near the end of their days. This time, it is Legolas whom we follow through the process of confronting the inevitable, which of course strikes him differently being elvish and not subject to death by time alone. Arwen's brief and "unqueenly" cameo at the end was very welcome, and very appropriate and bittersweet, since with time, she will experience bereavement as well that will strike her to the core. It's to be hoped that Legolas will be there for her, even as she was there for him after that conversation with Merry and Pippin.