Eucatastrophe: The Return by Dreamflower

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[Two missing chapters have been added: Chapter 2 and Chapter 5, and the final three chapters posted.] A newly revised version of the story written for Marigold's Challenges in 2007. In this AU, Frodo has returned from the West and embarks on a new and less perilous adventure. (Some new material is included in the Prologue.)


Table of Contents

1. Prologue by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (1953 words)

 (This prologue incorporates material not found in the original posting. It contains the two Prologues found here under "Eucatastrophe: The True Beginning", and a drabble written for B2MeM 2007, "G: Like a Gasping Galadriel" and two brand new drabbles written especially for this Prologue. Those three drabbles explain the foundation of this AU)

2. Chapter 1 by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (3481 words)

Each part of this story was written as a part of a separate challenge, and I had to incorporate the challenge elements given to me for that month.

(This chapter written for Marigold's Challenge #36)


Author's Notes: My elements are--a third anniversary, Aragorn, second breakfast, and the hobbit archers at Fornost. 
Summary: A return home and a new and less perilous adventure awaits Frodo…
Disclaimer: Middle-earth and all its peoples belong to the Tolkien Estate. I own none of them. Some of them, however, seem to own me.

 

 

3. Chapter 2 by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2048 words)

(This chapter written for Marigold's Challenge #37)
 
AUTHOR'S NOTES: (1) My starter sentence: What am I going to do with you?" (2) This story takes place in my "Eucatastrophe" universe; in that universe, the Three Elven Rings did not fade, but were freed to full power by the destruction of the One, Saruman was killed by Quickbeam during the storming of Isengard, and the journey to Elvenhome is now a two-way trip, allowing those who have gone to return to Middle-earth, if they so choose…
SUMMARY: A return home, and a new and less perilous adventure awaits Frodo…
DISCLAIMER: Middle-earth and all its peoples belong to the Tolkien Estate. I own none of them. Some of them, however, seem to own me.
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4. Chapter 3 by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2599 words)

( Chapters 3 through 6 were written for Marigold's Challenge #38)

   
AUTHOR'S NOTES: (1) The Challenge was to include Chapter XII - Flight to the Ford, and my three elements are a glove, a bar of soap and a bag of stones.  It also had to include an unusual and unfamiliar tradition.  Chapter 3 includes the latter element.

This part of the story was beta’d by Llinos and Marigold
SUMMARY: A return home, and a new and less perilous adventure awaits Frodo…
DISCLAIMER: Middle-earth and all its peoples belong to the Tolkien Estate. I own none of them. Some of them, however, seem to own me.
 

5. Chapter 4 by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (3356 words)

 

(Chapters 3-6 written for Marigold's Challenge #38)

AUTHOR'S NOTES: (1) Challenge elements in this part are a glove and a bar of soap.  
Part four was beta’d by Llinos and Marigold.
SUMMARY: A return home, and a new and less perilous adventure awaits Frodo…
DISCLAIMER: Middle-earth and all its peoples belong to the Tolkien Estate. I own none of them. Some of them, however, seem to own me.
PREVIOUSLY: Frodo, Merry and Pippin arrived in Bree, in the company of the Rangers, Mellor and Eradan.

6. Chapter 5 by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2916 words)

 (Challenge element in this part: a bag of stones.) 

7. Chapter 6 by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (3295 words)

8. Chapter 7 by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (4456 words)

(The element was a quotation from a book I was assigned to incorporate into the chapter.)

(A/N: You may have read a portion of this chapter in one of my other stories, "Eleventy-one: Too Short a Time". It was actually written first for this story, but was later incorporated into the other story as a part of my own version of Bilbo's backstory. For more information on the Elvish phrase used, see my ending Author's Notes for this chapter.)

9. Chapter 8 by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2141 words)

10. Chapter 9 by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2219 words)

11. Chapter 10 by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (3120 words)


AUTHOR'S NOTES: (1) The assignment was to show Rosamunda Bolger having an argument or a fight with one or more, of four assigned characters. I picked Fredegar and Eglantine.
SUMMARY: A return home, and a new and less perilous adventure awaits Frodo…
 Middle-earth and all its peoples belong to the Tolkien Estate. I own none of them. Some of them, however, seem to own me.
 

12. Chapter 11 by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (1784 words)

(All remaining chapters were written for Marigold's Challenge #42.)
AUTHOR'S NOTES: (1) My elements for this challenge were: a creative endeavor, a shade tree, Berilac, and a King's messenger.

 

13. Chapter 12 by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2510 words)

(All remaining chapters were written for Marigold's Challenge #42.)


AUTHOR'S NOTES: (1) My elements for this chapter were: a creative endeavor, a shade tree, Berilac, and a King's messenger.
SUMMARY: A return home, and a new and less perilous adventure awaits Frodo…
DISCLAIMER: Middle-earth and all its peoples belong to the Tolkien Estate. I own none of them. Some of them, however, seem to own me.

14. Chapter 13 by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2444 words)

15. Chapter 14 by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2093 words)

16. Epilogue by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (494 words)

17. Author's Notes: Merry and Estella's Marriage Lines by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (483 words)

Here are the Marriage Lines for Merry and Estella so painstakingly prepared by Frodo.


Story Information

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), As a Group: Ruffians, Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Gildor Inglorion, Elf: Glorfindel, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Hobbit: Bolger: Fredegar "Fatty", Hobbit: Bolger: Odovacar, Hobbit: Bolger: Rosamunda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Berilac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit, Hobbit: Took: Paladin II (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Pearl, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Artwork: calligraphy, Family, Friendship
Places: Bree, Rivendell/Imladris, The Grey Havens/Mithlond, The Shire, The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 17    |    Word count: 41392    |    Read Count: 7710
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/01/15    |    Published: 07/22/12