Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Naming Places

Author: Elen Kortirion
Nominator: Elen Kortirion
2007 Award Category: Genres: Romance: Drabble

Story Type: Fixed-Length Ficlet : Length: True Drabble
Rating: Teen -- Reason for Rating: Impiled slash
Summary: drabble - 100 words A language lesson, whereThéodred teaches Boromir some essential words of Rohirric

Reviewed by: annmarwalk -- Score: 10

This has always been one of my very favorite Boromir/Théodred stories. Set very early in their relationship, we glimpse sly Théodred plotting the exact method of Boromir's seduction. (The imagery of his guards, chuckling to themselves in the background, is an amusing touch – they know their prince all too well). An imaginative and uninhibited lover, Theodred takes advantage of a teachable moment to give Boromir a language lesson he will recall breathlessly for years to come. For his part, Boromir seems uncharacteristically hesitant, almost shy; perhaps the somewhat straightlaced Son of Gondor is startled when he realizes exactly what the golden prince is ready and willing to teach. His [wavering voice] betrays his fear that this might be too good to be true! The focus of the drabble is almost entirely on Théodred: it's fascinating to see his mood change quickly from playfully lecherous to reverent to almost worshipful by the time he reaches the final word. In the space of just a few moments his world view has shifted, as he begins to realize that his relationship with Boromir will be more than just a passing flirtation. It's a tantalizing tale, stopping just at the perfect spot to allow our imaginations to soar.

Reviewed by: EdorasLass -- Score: 5

Mmmmmm, I do love the Theodred-Boromir dynamic, and this drabble is an absolute gem. I like how Theodred's men are making no doubt rude remarks, how Theodred just grins and pays them no mind, and how Boromir doesn't even notice. And oh, what a language lesson! I feel certain that even the most difficult student would pay close attention, with such a tutor - although of course the actual words might be forgotten amidst the later distractions. Very sensual, and although I myself am guilty as anyone in going with the inherent angst of this pair, I do feel that these two should more often be portrayed as playful and taking great joy in each other's presence.

Reviewed by: Marta -- Score: 2

Oh, yummy! This was delightfully sensual, and very nice slices of life for my OTP. Good work, I really enjoyed this.

Reviewed by: Gandalfs apprentice -- Score: 1

A classic example of how it's more effective and erotic to NOT name the parts.