Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Farewell

Author: Elana
Nominator: Elana
2005 Award Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Vignette

Story Type: Vignette : Length: Ficlet
Rating: G -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Legolas and Gimli sail West. Double drabble.


Reviewed by: Marta -- Score: 5

Lots of stories out there explain Legolas's stay in Middle-earth after hearing the sea's call through the relationships Legolas had with mortals still living, most notably Aragorn. This takes it a step further by considering the call of Middle-earth itself, which I think would also have been a key struggle. And the thought that the waves sang of a new creation at the end was very neat. Because a new thing was happening, and using Ulmo (as the vala most involved in Middle-earth) to announce that was very fitting.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger -- Score: 3

Given his heritage, I always felt there was probably more keeping Legolas in Middle-earth than just his mortal friends. This is a good exploration of that, and I love the moment of choice, when he hears both the trees and the Sea. Leave it to Gimli to provide the final impetus for departare. Great imagery, and the emotions were drawn out well.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene -- Score: 2

I liked the notion that Legolas, on the very verge of sailing, is still caught between trees and sea. Gimli's understanding, his utter sympathy and patience, are beautifully portrayed in this short space of words.

Reviewed by: nerwen_calaelen -- Score: 1

A nice and interesting view of these two characters.