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Author: Forodwaith
Nominator: Marta
2005 Award Category: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Drabble

Story Type: Drabble : Length: N/A
Rating: G -- Reason for Rating: n/a
Summary: Arwen is tempted by the Ring.

Reviewed by: Marta -- Score: 6

Another lovely piece exploring a character being tempted by the Ring besides the ones we see in canon. You know, someone wise once said that character is how we behave when we think no one is watching us. Forodwaith doesn't explicitly say that Arwen and Frodo are alone (who has room, in just a hundred words), but when I read this one I imagine that they were. If we assume Arwen was trained in the healing arts (which this drabble implies) I think they might have had some moments alone. And the fact that she passed on the opportunity to take away HIS jewellery makes the giving of the Evenstar at the end of Return of the King (book) even more poignant.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger -- Score: 4

I've always wondered who transferred the Ring from Frodo's pocket to a necklace around his neck. This was a great answer to that, as well as a wonderful way of showing that Boromir, Gandalf, and Galadriel were not the only ones to be tempted by the Ring. The temptation itself was handled very well, and Arwen's wisdom was certainly evident in her refusal. Good characterization.

Reviewed by: Rhapsody -- Score: 3

What a great exploration of what might have happened to Arwen if she indeed would have taken the ring. This is a very thoughtprovoking material, I can imagine how a fellow author can be inspired by your amazing drabble. A great job Forodwaith!

Reviewed by: nerwen_calaelen -- Score: 2

Intreresting in that it is plausable for this scene to have happened and that it does make sense. Arwen's reaction seems to fit with her character but also add a level of depth and strength to most view of her.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene -- Score: 2

Our Arwen advocate is in fine form with this drabble. It's not a gap I would've found, but seeing Arwen's temptation—the welling up of pride and reminder of the power that runs in her veins—is very nicely done.

Reviewed by: Dreamflower -- Score: 1

I love seeing unexpected characters tempted by the Ring, if only briefly. This one of Arwen is completely believable.