Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Silver and Gold

Author: Elena Tiriel
Nominator: sulriel
2005 Award Category: Genres: Romance: Drabble - Second Place

Story Type: Drabble : Length: Drabble Series
Rating: G -- Reason for Rating: n/a
Summary: "... there is no record of the day when at last [Celeborn] sought the Grey Havens, and with him went the last living memory of the Elder Days in Middle-earth." (The Fellowship of the Ring, "Note on the Shire Records")

Reviewed by: elliska -- Score: 5

This is so emotional and provocative and poetic. It is one of my all time favorite drabbles. I love how you show the many sides of Celeborn--he was so much more than 'Galadriel's consort' as he came across in the movies--and you do a wonderful job showing that here. You also do an incredible job showing how their separation tore them both up. But my favorite part is the parallel between the last lines in each drabble--the reference to the gold band and how in the end that finger begins the healing. This one literally brings tears to my eyes. So well done!

Reviewed by: Leaward -- Score: 3

Akk, *clutches heart* Lovely, Elena! Both for Galadriel's description of what Celeborn was to everyone else compared to how he could be with her, and Celeborn's description of seeing Galadriel as glacial magnificence of Taniquetil where he saw the fires of Orodruin. What a magnificence insight. Beautifully done.

Reviewed by: sulriel -- Score: 2

A beautiful double drabble about one of Middle-earth's most beloved couples. Will they or won't they? This gives a satisfactory 'final answer' to that seemingly eternal question.

Reviewed by: Bodkin -- Score: 2

Ahh. So few words. So much emotion. So much power - like opposite poles, they attract. I love these two drabbles - they seem to sum up the effect Celeborn and Galadriel have on each other.

Reviewed by: nerwen_calaelen -- Score: 1

An very interestig and moving drabble. I like the characterisation of Celeborn.

Reviewed by: picara -- Score: 1

What a wonderful way to point out all of Celeborn's roles! The Wise, ruler, ada, husband! Very well done! Very touching!