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New! The Ranger & The Shieldmaiden by Elora, Hanasian

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This tale first began as a prequel concept for our Black Company of Arnor portfollo (drawing on characters featured in that work but well prior to the Legacy period of time).

Having already written, elsewhere, the Legacy tale (a mammoth sprawling and unrurly creature to say the least), we wanted to explore the early days of the Black Company, drawing together younger iterations of characters and clarifying how this intersects with original characters such as Naiore Dannan.

We also wanted to explore various themes, such as:

Importantly, we have taken some liberties with cannon concerning Cardolan. In this tale, Cardolan is not entirely defunct. Inspiration is drawn from the fact that a brooch mentioned in Fellowship as drawn from the barrows (which were the graves of the noble and royal line of Cardolan) - "Fair was she that wore this on her shoulder". This resulted in the notion that a small group of Cardolan survivors endure, hidden from Sauron and their Arnorian rivals (remember, the relationship of Cardolan with Arthedain and Rhuadaur was fractious to say the least). This small group would be suspicious, paranoid, fearful as Elrond lent succour to Arthedain whilst Sauron's plague left Cardolan a nation of ruins and graves.

What emerged is this tale of the final traumatic stages of the War of the Ring and what followed, centred around two original characters: Berendil, a Ranger of Cardolan, and Freja, a Shieldmaiden of Rohan.

It is a tale that includes major character deaths and there is sexual content as well, so readers are given fair disclosure of that.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, As a Group: Rohirrim
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 3. violence, 6. adult themes, 7. sexual content , 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 15    |    Word count: 49224    |    Read Count: 68
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/21/17    |    Published: 11/19/17
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New! The Heavenly Arch by Himring

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Celebrimbor and Narvi, working on the Gates of Moria, take a break and study the western sky.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Dwarf: Narvi, Elf: Celebrimbor
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Friendship
Places: Eregion/Hollin
Times: 2-Second Age
Warnings: None
Series: Celebrimbor & Narvi
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 100    |    Read Count: 52
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/19/17    |    Published: 11/19/17
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New! The Kin-Strife of Gondor ~ The Reign of King Castamir by Hanasian, Elora

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Of all of Gondor's long history, no chapter is as tragic or as brutal as the Kin-Strife. The Kin Strife effectively started with the death of King Valacar in the year 1432 of the Third Age and ended some 16 years later. Castamir, claiming his pure Numenorean bloodline and a descendant of the Royal line, overthrew Eldacar, the rightful heir of the throne of Gondor, but who was of mixed Gondorian and Rhovanion blood.

This tale is but one of many, and tells of some of the people who got caught up in the dark and brutal civil war in Gondor. and,begins with Castamir claiming the crown of Gondor from the defeated King Eldacar.

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This is a Gondorian tale co-written by me (Hanasian) and my wife (Elora).
Unless stated otherwise in the chapter notes, the Prologue and the odd-numbered chapters were written by Hanasian, and the even-numbered chapters were written by Elora. I would also like to thank my wife Elora for her editing and taking the rough edges from my writing.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, History of Middle-earth, Unfinished Tales
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance-het, Tragedy
Places: Gondor, Gondor: Dol Amroth, Gondor: Ithilien, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Gondor: Osgiliath, Gondor: Pelargir, Gondor: the Pelennor, Harad, Rhovannien, The Anduin, Umbar
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: 1. use of profane or obscene language, 3. violence, 6. adult themes, 7. sexual content , 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 10    |    Word count: 29197    |    Read Count: 85
Completed: No    |    Updated: 11/18/17    |    Published: 11/14/17
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New! Bell's Table by elwen of the hidden valley

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Scenes from life on Bagshot Row in the period from Frodo's arrival to Bilbo's departure.

This is a reworking of a previously published tale.  Some of the chapters remain the same but have switched order, some have been tweaked and some are wholly new.  Just tales from hobbit life in the Shire.  Hobbiton's answer to The Waltons.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc, Hobbit: Gamgee: Bell (Goodchild), Hobbit: Gamgee: Halfred, Hobbit: Gamgee: Hamfast "the Gaffer", Hobbit: Gamgee: Marigold, Hobbit: Gamgee: May, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Family, General, Hurt/Comfort
Places: The Shire, The Shire: Bag End, The Shire: Brandy Hall, The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 25    |    Word count: 68395    |    Read Count: 2012
Completed: No    |    Updated: 11/15/17    |    Published: 07/11/17
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New! Of Rangers and Cats by Linda Hoyland

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A few scenes of Rangers and cats.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Bree-lander: Barliman Butterbur, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad, Original Female Character
Genres: Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, General, Humor, Romance-het
Places: Bree, Arnor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 5. mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 2630    |    Read Count: 212
Completed: No    |    Updated: 11/12/17    |    Published: 09/30/17
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Tittlepin by elwen of the hidden valley

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Tales from Estel's childhood in Imladris

Categories: Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, Elf: Erestor, Elf: Glorfindel, Elf: Lindir, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Half-Elven: Elrond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Gilraen
Genres: Childhood, General
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 27    |    Word count: 67750    |    Read Count: 2401
Completed: No    |    Updated: 11/10/17    |    Published: 07/31/17
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reed by the living pool by The Wavesinger

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The River-woman's daughter and the Great Willow, over the years.

Written for bunn for Innumerable Stars 2017.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Other: Goldberry, Other: Old Man Willow
Genres: General
Places: The Old Forest
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1112    |    Read Count: 79
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/09/17    |    Published: 11/09/17
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An Honourable End by Elora

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This is a tale of the East Fold, as Rhun's incursions into Rohan intensify - bleeding off the strength of Rohan during the War of the Ring.

Before the East Fold was the East Fold, it had been considered by the Easterlings to be their land. Dispossessed, this fuels particular enimity towards the interlopers - the Rohirrim.

The Rohirrim, meanwhile, see themselves as superior to the Easterlings.

Thus, this tale is told with a post-colonial frame of reference...seeking to capture the implicit biases of the characters.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: Rohan: Eastfold
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: Shieldmaiden of Rohan
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1218    |    Read Count: 26
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/07/17    |    Published: 11/07/17
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Illgotten Gains by Elora, Hanasian

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The tale of how Freja Fireborn, Shieldmaiden of Rohan, first met Videgavia of Dale

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Rohirrim, As a Group: Ruffians
Genres: Action/Adventure
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 1. use of profane or obscene language, 2. mild violence, 4. sexual content implied
Series: Shieldmaiden of Rohan
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1079    |    Read Count: 96
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/07/17    |    Published: 11/07/17
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The green book of Tuckborough by Chiara Cadrich

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How a wizard boxed the Old Took's ears and have him meet my mother, by Belladonna Took.

Gerontius Took, a saucy and irreverent young hobbit, is taken out of the Shire to be taught what a decent life is all about...

 A tribute to Tolkien, revisiting his exercices in style: an altercation on a Shire porch, hobbits, giants, dunedain, goblins, elves, ents, trolls, eagles, a visit to Imladris, skin-changers, an epic story about duty and fate, riddles,… and a ring!

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain
Genres: Epic
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 20    |    Word count: 159536    |    Read Count: 494
Completed: No    |    Updated: 10/29/17    |    Published: 11/16/14
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The Witnesses by Himring

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Aragorn is told about his ancestors by those who saw them with their own eyes.

Categories: The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Elf: Glorfindel, Half-Elven: Elrond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Family
Places: Beleriand, Gondolin
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 265    |    Read Count: 120
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/29/17    |    Published: 10/29/17
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On the Edge of Mirkwood by Zdenka

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How Radagast first earned Beorn's good opinion as "not a bad fellow, as wizards go."

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Other: Beorn, Other: Radagast the Brown/Aiwendil
Genres: Gapfiller, General, Short story
Places: Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1928    |    Read Count: 132
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/22/17    |    Published: 10/22/17
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Circle of Faith by Linda Hoyland

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A request from Ambassador Tahir has unexpected consequences for Aragorn.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Haradrim, Gondorian: Eldarion, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Childhood, Drama, Family, Friendship
Places: Gondor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 4    |    Word count: 6801    |    Read Count: 672
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/20/17    |    Published: 04/15/17
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Alone Under the Stars by Silver Trails

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A year after Celebrían was attacked by Orcs, Elrohir tries to deal with the pain of her absence.

This is my entry to the 2017 October Challenge: Stars.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir
Genres: None
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 768    |    Read Count: 127
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/16/17    |    Published: 10/16/17
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Drabbledom by elwen of the hidden valley

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I use the strict interpretation of a drabble . . . being a work of exactly 100 words.  Having said that, mine cover everything from the Sil. to ROTK and every emotion from fluff to high angst.  So dip in and read a few, then come back and read a few more.

Categories: Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), As a Group: Dwarves, As a Group: Edain, As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Hobbits
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 29    |    Word count: 16072    |    Read Count: 1954
Completed: No    |    Updated: 10/10/17    |    Published: 07/22/17
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Summer on the Withywindle by Zdenka

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Goldberry plays a prank on a duck. (Double drabble.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Other: Goldberry
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, General, Vignette
Places: The Old Forest
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 200    |    Read Count: 154
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/09/17    |    Published: 10/09/17
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The Trespasser by Linda Hoyland

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A herb mistress has a fateful encounter with a stranger.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Ioreth, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Female Character
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, General, Short story
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 3    |    Word count: 7195    |    Read Count: 687
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/30/17    |    Published: 01/03/17
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Another Tale of Tol Eressea by Himring

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In the uplands of Tol Eressea, there is a place devoted to memories of Middle-earth.

Categories: History of Middle-earth, The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Elves, Elf: Eärwen, Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Maglor, Half-Elven: Elrond, Half-Elven: Eärendil the Mariner
Genres: Family
Places: Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 820    |    Read Count: 192
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/30/17    |    Published: 09/30/17
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Recollections of the Dunedain Rangers by Hanasian

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The Dunedain Rangers were mysterious and secretive folk who lived in the wilds of the lost Kingdom of Arnor. They were for the most part well educated in the ways of their fathers and the Edain of old, and learned much from the Noldor who dwelt in Imladris.

Thirty Rangers answered the call to ride south to aid their Chieftain in the War, riding under the command of Halbarad. These are their stories...

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, History of Middle-earth, Unfinished Tales
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, As a Group: Rohirrim, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad, Rohirrim: Éomer, Rohirrim: Éowyn, Rohirrim: Erkenbrand, Rohirrim: Háma, Rohirrim: Théoden
Genres: Action/Adventure, Epic, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance-het, Saga, Stream-of-conciousness
Places: Amon Sûl/Weathertop, Arnor, Arthedain, Eriador, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Gondor: Pelargir, Gondor: the Pelennor, Paths of the Dead, Rohan: Dunharrow, Rohan: Westfold, Tharbad, The Anduin
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 1. use of profane or obscene language, 3. violence, 4. sexual content implied, 6. adult themes, 7. sexual content , 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 5126    |    Read Count: 143
Completed: No    |    Updated: 09/29/17    |    Published: 09/05/17
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Serving Gondor by Larner

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A woman from southern Lebennin enters the White City, having been dispossessed of her home and livelihood by her brother.  Can she find succor within the White City?  Can she find justice?

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Dwarves, As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Hobbits, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Gondorian: Bergil son of Beregond, Gondorian: Elboron, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Lothíriel of Dol Amroth, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Hobbit: Bolger: Fredegar "Fatty", Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Diamond (of Long Cleeve), Hobbit: Took: Pearl, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Rohirrim: Éomer, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Poetry
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 3. violence, 4. sexual content implied
Series: None
Chapters: 5    |    Word count: 34147    |    Read Count: 149
Completed: No    |    Updated: 09/24/17    |    Published: 09/12/17
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Forever Young by Keiliss

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Shortly before the White Ship sails, Círdan finds he and Glorfindel have more in common than he ever imagined.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Círdan, Elf: Glorfindel
Genres: Character study, Friendship
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4107    |    Read Count: 226
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/11/17    |    Published: 09/11/17
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Snippets by elwen of the hidden valley

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Short pieces on various topics and in various settings and times.  They would clutter up the site posted individually so they will find a home here.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), As a Group: Hobbits
Genres: Anthology
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 47    |    Word count: 37028    |    Read Count: 5317
Completed: No    |    Updated: 09/10/17    |    Published: 02/19/17
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The Road From Dunharrow by Zdenka

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When Éowyn was a child, she once sought out the Dead of the Dwimorberg.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Rohirrim: Éowyn, Rohirrim: Théoden
Genres: Childhood, Drama, General, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: Rohan: Dunharrow
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1873    |    Read Count: 224
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/05/17    |    Published: 09/05/17
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A Tolkien Dream Come True by Linaewen

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A personal narrative telling the story of a trip to hear a lecture on The Hobbit and how it was a dream come true.

Categories: The History of The Hobbit, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Essay (non-fiction)
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2984    |    Read Count: 249
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/22/17    |    Published: 08/22/17
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Swift Horse and White Tree by Zdenka

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Three drabbles featuring Éowyn and Faramir. Written for the Multifandom Drabble Exchange 2017.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Rohirrim: Éomund, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Alternate Universe, Childhood, Drabble or Drabble series, Family, General, Romance-het
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Rohan: Eastfold
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 3    |    Word count: 300    |    Read Count: 434
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/17    |    Published: 07/16/17
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