Penname: Larner [Contact]
Real name: Bonnie L. Sherrell
Member Since: 05/14/09
Membership status: Administrator

Biography:

I was born 'neath a tropical sun, but have lived most of my life in the cloudy Pacific Northwest. I've been teaching most of my life--since I was five, actually--and have spent most of that time working with folks with various disabilities. And I've spent most of my life with books in hand, and preferably myths, legends, and fantasy. I encountered Tolkien in 1963-4, and became obsessed early. My obsession rekindled with the release of PJ's Fellowship, I found TheOneRing.net, and began reading fanfic. Then I read Lindelea's "A Small and Passing Thing," and had to answer it! So began my career as a fanfiction author.


I have never gotten into instant messaging, so don't bother trying. You can usually get hold of me via email, however. So far I've avoided most social boards other than LiveJournal. My work schedule is weird, so I'm rarely home when folks try to get in touch with me.


I follow the West Memphis Three case, am the widow of a blinded veteran, my Roses are White, my favorite other writers are too many to name, I collect books, I'm trained as a special education teacher with a primary interest in blindness, and also am trained as an instructor for Orientation and Mobility as well as being a braillist. So, if you find a blind character or two or individuals with other disabilities lurking about in my stories, know that it IS deliberate--it IS deliberate!


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Once by Larner

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Counted word poetry exploring Frodo's possible feelings as he left Middle Earth.

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Angst, Character study, Gapfiller, Poetry
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 244    |    Read Count: 577
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/13/13    |    Published: 11/13/13
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Raiding by Larner

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In which we learn how the former "Rascal of Buckland" earned his title!

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Berilac
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Family, Fluff, Friendship, Gapfiller, Humor, Short story
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1808    |    Read Count: 906
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/13/13    |    Published: 11/13/13
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The Kobold's Pay by Larner

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Merry had not considered the hardships created by scrumping on many of the smallholders in the Marish until Frodo enlightened him on the subject.  But how to put right the damage he has done?

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Rorimac
Genres: Character study, Coming of Age, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: The Shire, The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 74. 2013 October Challenge: One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3831    |    Read Count: 756
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/13/13    |    Published: 11/13/13
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The Refuge from the Storm by Larner

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When young Bergil's horse runs frightened by a storm, only Roheryn will follow after, leaving the King to find shelter for the two of them.

Categories: The Silmarillion, Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, Gondorian: Bergil son of Beregond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Angst, Character study, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Short story
Places: Gondor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 74. 2013 October Challenge: One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4074    |    Read Count: 692
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/05/13    |    Published: 11/05/13
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The Editor by Larner

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Fredegar Bolger cannot bring himself to disbelieve what he beloved cousin has written.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Bolger: Fredegar "Fatty"
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Short story, Vignette
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1036    |    Read Count: 967
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/05/13    |    Published: 11/05/13
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The Ringbearer and the Door Warden by Larner

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When Frodo arrives unexpectedly at Brandy Hall only weeks before his fifty-third birthday with no warning, and with both Master and Mistress as well as their son away from Buckland at the moment, it is left to the door warden to greet their kinsman and to find out why he's visiting at the moment.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4167    |    Read Count: 731
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/05/13    |    Published: 11/05/13
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A Gift from Afar by Larner

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During the year Sam, Rosie, and Elanor spend in Gondor, the other children of Sam and Rosie have a most unusual minder.  And on the Birthday they entertain still another unusual child minder and her charges.

A crossover between LoTR, Mary Poppins, and Nanny McPhee.  A sequel of sorts to Why Mums and Dads Leave Home</i> and <i>The Ring-day Fete</i>.

Categories: Crossovers, Challenge Stories, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Berilac, Hobbit: Gamgee: Bilbo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Daisy (Sam's child), Hobbit: Gamgee: Elanor, Hobbit: Gamgee: Hamfast (the younger), Hobbit: Gamgee: Merry, Hobbit: Gamgee: Pippin, Hobbit: Gamgee: Primrose, Hobbit: Gamgee: Robin, Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (Cotton), Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (the younger), Hobbit: Gamgee: Ruby, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Gamgee: Tolman (Sam's son), Hobbit: Gardner: Frodo Gamgee
Genres: Alternate Universe, Childhood, Family, Fluff, Friendship, Gapfiller, Short story
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 73. 2013 September Challenge: Special Occasions
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3674    |    Read Count: 865
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/18/13    |    Published: 09/18/13
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The Right Decision Affirmed by Larner

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As they walk up through the White City after the Coronation of the Lord King Aragorn Elessar, the King wishes to thank his new Steward for the kindness he showed to Frodo and Sam in Ithilien.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller, Short story, Vignette
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1126    |    Read Count: 1307
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/18/13    |    Published: 09/18/13
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The Not-so-Simple Samwise Gamgee by Larner

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His name translates to Half-wise.  But is Samwise Gamgee anywhere as simple as his name implies?

Categories: History of Middle-earth, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Hobbits, As a Group: Ruffians, Bree-lander: Barliman Butterbur, Elf: Gildor Inglorion, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Hobbit: Bolger: Fredegar "Fatty", Other: Bill the Pony, Other: Tom Bombadil
Genres: Essay (non-fiction)
Places: Mordor: Mount Doom /Orodruin, Eriador, Gondor: Ithilien, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Mordor, Mordor: Cirith Ungol, The Grey Havens/Mithlond, The Shire, The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 72. 2013 August Challenge: Non-Fiction
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5880    |    Read Count: 1231
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/08/13    |    Published: 09/08/13
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It Was a Dark and Stormy Night ... by Larner

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On a dark and stormy night, Adamanta Goodbody Brandybuck, wife to Merimac Brandybuck, has a disturbing talk with her husband's beloved cousin at the Whitfoot house in Michel Delving.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Angst, Character study, Family, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: The Shire: Michel Delving
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 7537    |    Read Count: 226
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/27/13    |    Published: 08/27/13
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Guarding from Afar by Larner

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In March of 1419, S.R., Lotho's Big Men had a few very--interesting--encounters.  It appears that the Shire has two very exceptional defenders from afar!

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, As a Group: Ruffians, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc, Hobbit: Cotton: Carl "Nibs", Hobbit: Cotton: Tolman "Old Tom", Hobbit: Cotton: Tolman "Young Tom", Hobbit: Cotton: Wilcome "Jolly", Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (Cotton), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Family, Gapfiller, Horror, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 6844    |    Read Count: 248
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/23/13    |    Published: 08/23/13
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The Time of Probing by Larner

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It was several days after their arrival in Rivendell before Elrond was able to remove the shard from Frodo's shoulder.  Those days as experienced from Sam's point of view.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), As a Group: Elves, Elf: Glorfindel, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Other: Asfaloth, Other: Bill the Pony, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Other: Shadowfax
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 16    |    Word count: 34476    |    Read Count: 1335
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/23/13    |    Published: 07/03/13
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Light on the Way by Larner

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Regarding the passing of the King Elessar Telcontar. Rated for character death and the treatment of bodies.

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Hobbits, Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Glorfindel, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Gondorian: Barahir, Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Gondorian: Eldarion, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (Cotton), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Gardener: Holfast, Hobbit: Took: Faramir (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Númenórean: Elros, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Romance-het
Places: Lothlórien, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 14    |    Word count: 29766    |    Read Count: 1085
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/08/13    |    Published: 08/01/13
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She Watches by Larner

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She is amazed that he would return here, to the Shire, to her....

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (Cotton), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Family, Gapfiller, Romance-het, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 322    |    Read Count: 662
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/03/13    |    Published: 08/03/13
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Light Thought Lost by Larner

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Four individuals find themselves considering the appearance of the Ringbearer.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Male Character, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Other: Gwaihir, Other: Landroval
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Short story, Vignette
Places: Gondor: Ithilien, Mordor, Mordor: Cirith Ungol
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3192    |    Read Count: 257
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/03/13    |    Published: 08/03/13
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Unbelief by Larner

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On his first visit to Minas Tirith since Mordor fell, young Margil cannot believe his cousins' tales of meeting Halflings and the Ringbearer.  But Valdarion son of Valdamir has an ally in the Ernil i Pheriannath, and Margil's unbelief will be shaken....  Sequel to "Iridescence."

Categories: Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), As a Group: Gondorians
Genres: Character study, Coming of Age, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Short story
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 12043    |    Read Count: 681
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/03/13    |    Published: 08/03/13
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Rededication by Larner

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As he prepares a room for his son, Sam remembers....

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Angst, Character study, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 71. 2013 July Challenge: Fixed-Length Ficlets "Time in a Bottle"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 336    |    Read Count: 928
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/17/13    |    Published: 07/17/13
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Questions on the Smiths by Larner

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As Estel studies history, his foster father finds reason to question the future.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Half-Elven: Elrond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Angst, Character study, Childhood, Family, Gapfiller, General, Short story, Vignette
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 70. 2013 June Challenge: The Jewels of June
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1323    |    Read Count: 939
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/27/13    |    Published: 06/27/13
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Cook Needed by Larner

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While staying in the Halls of Mandos Sam Gamgee receives an unusual request....  Crossover.

Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Alternate Universe, Humor
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 623    |    Read Count: 1546
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/06/13    |    Published: 06/06/13
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High on the Hill by Larner

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The Gaffer has a question for Frodo Baggins.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Hamfast "the Gaffer"
Genres: Angst, Character study, Family, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Friendship, Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 172    |    Read Count: 1050
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/06/13    |    Published: 06/06/13
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First Impressions by Larner

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Legolas has reason to recall for the King's children the first impressions he had of their father.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Gondorian: Eldarion, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Character study, Family, Fluff, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1211    |    Read Count: 1157
Completed: No    |    Updated: 06/06/13    |    Published: 06/06/13
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A Battle of Wolves by Larner

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The sons of Thranduil watch the most unusual battle they've ever seen.  An HP/LOTR crossover.

Categories: Crossovers
Characters: As a Group: Elves, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Angst, Character study, Drama, Horror, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1923    |    Read Count: 278
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/30/13    |    Published: 05/30/13
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Probing by Larner

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There are some questions that prove too personal to pursue.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Character study, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Romance-het, Vignette
Places: Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 171    |    Read Count: 706
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/27/13    |    Published: 05/27/13
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The New Master of the Hill by Larner

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There is a new Master of the Hill.  A might-have-been story.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Alternate Universe, Angst, Character study, Drama, Horror, Tragedy, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 3. violence, 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 505    |    Read Count: 258
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/27/13    |    Published: 05/27/13
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Coming of Age by Larner

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When he first learns his true lineage, Aragorn son of Arathorn finds himself feeling overwhelmed until he has a second discussion about his place in the world with the Captain of Elrond's forces of defense.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Glorfindel, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Angst, Character study, Coming of Age, Friendship, Gapfiller, Short story
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1338    |    Read Count: 966
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/12/13    |    Published: 05/12/13
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