March 17th, 2012


Dancing with the Daffodils

B2MeM Challenge - Carolling- Let’s take the road before us; First lines My father and mother should have stayed in the village where they met and where I was born; canon couples- Arathorn/Gilraen.
Format: ficlet

Genre: Romance
Rating: PG

Warnings: none

Characters: Arathorn/ Gilraen, Ivowen/

Pairings: Arathorn/ Gilraen, Ivowen/ Dírhael

Summary: Gilraen receives a proposal

These characters all belong to the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. This story was written for pleasure and not for financial gain.

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The Brothers' Farewell

B2MeM Challenge - The Steward and his sons- brothers
Format: double drabble

Genre: General
Rating: PG

Warnings: none

Characters: Boromir, Faramir

Pairings: none

Summary: Boromir sets off for Rivendell

These characters all belong to the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. This story was written for pleasure and not for financial gain.

The morning sunlight shone brightly across the stable yard as the two brothers prepared to make their farewells.

“I wish you had let me take this errand, Boromir. Gondor can ill spare you at present.”

“It is fitting that I should go, Faramir. I am the elder and hardier. Take care of father and our beloved land until I return.”

Boromir had his foot in the stirrup ready to mount, but he could not go, not yet. Gesturing to a groom to hold the horse, he walked back to where Faramir stood and pulled his brother into a close embrace.

Faramir hugged him tightly. “The stars shine upon your path, my brother, until you return home safely.”

“Take care, little brother. I will return before you have time to miss me.”

A final embrace, then Boromir leapt on his horse and urged the animal forward. When he had gone a little way, he turned round and waved.

Faramir stood watching long after his brother had disappeared over the horizon. A dark cloud appeared, blotting out the sun.

They had been separated many times and had faced many perils, but never before had Faramir’s heart been so full of foreboding.

Ginger Boys

Blood in the Snow

B2MeM Challenge Roles and names of Aragorn1- lover; weather- snow;Emotions- cruelty; Injuries and other ailments - torture. Love in M-e - torn between his oath and his love. Song lyrics - blessings are not just for the ones that kneel- luckily.

Format: short story

Genre: hurt/comfort, romance

Rating: PG13

Warnings: mention of torture and injuries

Characters: Aragorn,Halbarad, OMC, Elrond, Arwen

Pairings: Aragorn/Arwen

Summary: Aragorn fights to save a young Ranger's  life.

These characters all belong to the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. This story was written for pleasure and not for financial gain.

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Ginger Boys


Author: Linda Hoyland
Rating:  G
Theme: Spring/green
Elements:  Emerald
Summary: Aragorn enjoys a few moments of reflection at Cormallen
Word Count: 577
These characters all belong to the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. This story was written for pleasure and not for financial gain

Away from his guards and the bustle of the camp, Aragorn walked, at a slower pace than was his custom, through the glades of Cormallen. The soft, fresh leaves of beech, culumalda and linden were at their fairest, bright emerald- hued and moist with early morning dewdrops. Water from a sparkling stream rippled over a bed of stones. Had ever a spring morning been so beautiful?

This was the spring that he had not thought he would live to see. He had briefly escaped from the camp and his now ever present guards, for he knew he needed this short time walking alone to reflect and to renew his strength. So much had happened, so much had changed.
Aragorn glanced down at the brooch he wore upon his breast and on a sudden impulse, unpinned it, and cradled it in his palm. He had cherished Galadriel’s precious gift from the moment he had received it. The gift had brought the hope that his heart’s desire would be realised. Its power had helped him revive Faramir, Lady Éowyn, the Hobbits, and countless others. Yet he had not until today enjoyed a moment of leisure to really look upon it.

He turned the eagle shaped brooch over in his hand. How apt for one who had once been known as the “eagle of the star”! It was the stone, though, that caught the eye. At first glance, it might be taken to be an emerald, but no emerald could so capture the clear light of sunlight shining through spring leaves.

Aragorn knew this stone had come to Galadriel as a token that the Valar had not forsaken Middle-earth, a gem with the power to heal and renew. Soon, he would be crowned, and as King, would labour to rebuild what the Dark Lord had destroyed. He was both Elessar and Envinyatar. His labours were far from over, they were just beginning, but now his heart was full of hope and joy. No longer was he a weary and oft despised Ranger, but the King of Men, thanks to the courage and endurance of Frodo and Sam. Today he would awaken them and give them the honour that was their due.

He smiled as he thought of his plans. He would slip away so that they would awaken with Gandalf beside them. He would surprise them with his new estate. He had asked Faramir to send the finest of Gondor’s minstrels to sing their praises. Sam especially would enjoy that. Then there would be a feast fit for Hobbits to enjoy!

Aragorn held up the brooch so that the sunlight sparkled and scattered on the facets of the gem, casting a shower of emeralds on the path. Then he carefully re-pinned the brooch upon his cloak.

The King of the Western Lands stood for a moment, with his eyes closed, relishing the sun on his face and the gentle breeze filled with the fresh scents of springtime, caressing his face and playing with his hair. Birds sang sweetly from high in the treetops, calling to their mates.

He opened his eyes again and drank in the beauty around him; emerald leaves and grass, trees laden with blossom, the unshadowed blue sky, the abundance of daffodils and lilies. Butterflies and damselflies fluttered amongst the blossoms. It were as if Lady Yavanna herself had walked amongst these glades and blessed them.

His heart full of thankfulness, Aragorn prepared to honour the Hobbits.