Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

The Turning Wheel

Author: Elen Kortirion
Nominator: Elen Kortirion
2008 Award Category: Genres: Romance: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets

Story Type: Fixed-Length Ficlet : Length: Fixed-Length Ficlet Series
Rating: Teen -- Reason for Rating: non-explicit slash
Summary: set of four true drabbles It is the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, and in the house of Lord Elrond two men cannot sleep.

Reviewed by: annmarwalk -- Score: 6

A deliciously yearny drabble series! I love the Boromir/Theodred ones, of course, especially the first one, with the intimations of their long-term relationship, the sense of warmth and familiarity, the knowledge of just what touch is needed. That memory, of course, makes the second all the more melancholy with poor Boromir tracing the path of Theodred's hand, and finding little comfort from his own. *tear* The last two drabbles in the series, introducing Aragorn, with his loneliness and longing for company, add a bittersweet tang. Not just a man's touch, a warrior's comforting touch, but companionship of the mind and soul, as well as of the body, which I hope he and Boromir were able to share, for a time. Lovely and sad (in a very satisfying way.)

Reviewed by: Isabeau of Greenlea -- Score: 3

A beautifully written drabble series that describes the beginning of a possible relationship between Aragorn and Boromir. Both men have had partners before and memories of them. Both men recognize the worth of their previous partners and the new one they are contemplating. That the drabbles culminate at the turning of the year is most appropriate.

Reviewed by: nancylea -- Score: 1

comfort, a favored theme to many.