Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Longing

Author: Dwimordene

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Races: Elves: Drabble - Second Place

Story Type: Fixed-Length Ficlet : Length: unknown
Rating: G -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Legolas's thoughts based on the quote from the FotR: "But the Elves of this land were of a race strange to us of the silvan folk, and the trees and the grass do not now remember them. Only I hear the stones lament them: deep they delved us, fair they wrought us, high they builded us; but they are gone. They are gone. They sought the Havens long ago." (This is one of four drabbles entered in the MEFAs that was written on the same theme.)


Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel -- Score: N/A

Sad and moving drabble, but moving for the stones as much as for Legolas. We don't just hear him tell us what they say, but hear it for ourselves through him.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar -- Score: N/A

I never thought of rocks having emotions, but yes, an elf could sense them.

Reviewed by: Marta -- Score: N/A

When I read this drabble I picked up on something I'd never noticed before from this scene: it's the stones that speak to Legolas. I mean, obviously... but stones are usually associated with dwarves, and living things (especially trees) with elves. You picked up on this, whether you meant to or not. Perhaps the fact that Legolas was able to connect with the rocks indicates a different insight than is common among elves, which helped him connect with Gimli? I don't know. Regardless, it's a very nice drabble.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger -- Score: N/A

Wonderful moment of realization for Legolas, who listens to the stones and reflects that they can only grow if others will it to be so. Interesting bit of foreboding for one who is probably a very independently-minded elf. It's compounded by the fact that he cannot help but only give news.

Reviewed by: Christine -- Score: N/A

This drabble helped me to see this scene in a much better light. It was clear, concise and very well written. Made me feel like I was standing there as Legolas was hearing those stones as they cried out.

Reviewed by: Mirasaui -- Score: N/A

"Remake us! Are you not their kinsman?" But he has no craft, and only news to give." Although all of the Drabbles conveyed similar emotion and angst, I thought this one extremely well-written and to the point. I tried to pull a line from each that particularly caught my attention, and this one stuck in my mind for days.