Fiction by Little Jewel-(T)

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Latest update posted:

Feb. 28, 2017
    Learning to Smile, Chapter 14

Feb. 27, 2017
    "Bonds of Friendship". Short story number 30 under "Leaves".

Feb. 22, 2017
    Learning to Smile, Chapter 13

Feb. 13, 2017
    Learning to Smile, Chapter 12

Feb. 1, 2017
    Learning to Smile, Chapter 11

Little Jewel is the writer/creator of three series: A Hundred Green LeavesThe Lasgalen Chronicles, and the Learning of Life Chronicles, partly based on Siobhan and Cassia's Mellon Chronicles. She comes to us from Ireland and is under twenty. She joined with the short story, "Fire".

I read Lord of the Rings when I was about thirteen and then the Hobbit. I saw the movies (Peter Jackson) a while after I had finished the books. Of course by that stage I had developed a very strong love for Tolkien’s works. I still do.

I was fifteen when I first ever thought of writing my own story based in Middle-earth.  I wrote my first story, The Lost Jewel of Mirkwood, that year, although I never had the courage share it with anyone. The original story has now been re-written and the plot developed and changed to make it better and more enjoyable to read. I hope people will enjoy the stories that my imagination has conjured up.

The stories are in chronological order in which they happened in both series. The main AU in both series is that Gilraen dies early leaving Aragorn depending on Elrond who adopts him, as stated in Tolkien’s works.

A number of stories contain some violence, and are therefore not suitable for young readers.
Ratings and warnings as follows: G is suitable for anyone, PG has some warning, PG-13 is only for age 13 and up, R is a stronger warning.

The two story-verses do not overlap each other. Each series is a separate series.

The Lasgalen Chronicles are mostly about Mirkwood and the characters associated with the elven realm. In this series, Elvéwen, the Queen, leaves for the Undying Lands when Legolas is around the equivalent of a sixteen to nineteen year old human.  
I use human age equivalents when describing the ages of the elves when they were younger. Legolas and Aragorn met in T.A 2953 when the ranger was 22.  This applies to both of the series.

There is very little history given about Mirkwood/Greenwood or about Thranduil, his father, Oropher or his family in LotR.  Some of the information that is given occasionally seems to contradict itself. Therefore with great thanks to Siobhan and Cassia, the creators of the wonderful Mellon Chronicles, I have been given permission to use their version of Mirkwood, its ways, customs and politics, as well as some of the characters from the Mellon Chronicles.
Please do not flame me for using the Mellon Chronicles characters, I have asked and obtained permission to use them.

A disclaimer will be included with each story, crediting Siobhan and Cassia with the wonderful characters that belong to them. Author’s Notes and Summaries will accompany each story.

Tolkien Language Notes are at the bottom of this page, as some Elvish is used without explanation, as certain words are quite commonly used in these series.

Betaing by Eryniel Alassë
Editing by Valar Guild editor Varda-(Valar) up to chapter 5 of Learning to Smile..
OC = Original Character
MC = Mellon Chronicles by Siobhan-(T) and Cassia-(T).


A Hundred Green Leaves

"A leaf falls from the mighty tree, the wind, gently guiding it down to the ground, where it lands among other leaves, each with a story to tell."

1. Fire
Thranduil at Esgaroth, musing on fire as the town burns.
Short story.
Sept. 14, 2016 emailed

2. Pet
Little Legolas brings home a pet. Why?
(OC permissions completed)
little Legolas, Thranduil. Randomir OC MC
Sept. 19, 2016 emailed.  Updated Sept. 27, 2016.

3.  Transportation
          The Three Hunters
Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas.
LotR: TT
Sept. 19, 2016 emailed. Updated Sept. 27, 2016.

4. Plants
Thranduil and wife
Thranduil. Elvéwen OC
Sept. 19, 2016 emailed. Updated Sept. 27, 2016.

5. Threats
Legolas tell his sister goodbye.
Legolas. Fëawen, OC
Oct. 14, 2016

6. Water
Fëawen OC in a moment by the water.
Oct. 14, 2016

7.  Wind
A storm forces Legolas' patrol to stop chasing orcs.
Legolas. Ranien and Trelon (OC's from the Mellon Chronices.)
Oct. 14, 2016

8. Hobby
At Rivendell, Legolas and Aragorn disagree on the merits of a certain hobby.
Aragorn, Legolas
Oct. 14, 2016

9.  Tradition
At Mirkwood, Fëawen is awakened to join in a traditon.
"Feawen grew up away from Mirkwood. She was raised by different elves and Thranduil did not find her until she was almost an adult."
Legolas, Thranduil. Fëawen OC,
Oct. 14, 2016

10.  Earth
At the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, Aragorn is cheered by Gimli and Legolas.
Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas
Oct. 14, 2016

11. Breaking the Habit
At Mirkwood, Legolas and Aragorn have words about Aragorn's habit.
Aragorn, Legolas
Oct. 14, 2016 emailed. Oct. 16, 2016 posted.

12. Betrayal
Horse problem.
Adolescent Legolas. Tuilinn (horse OC). Ranien and Trelan (OC MC).
Oct. 14, 2016 emailed. Oct. 16, 2016 posted.

13. Rebellion
Thranduil must deal with little Legolas's boredom with lessons.
Legolas, Thranduil. Numion OC
Oct. 14, 2016 emailed. Oct. 16, 2016 posted.

14. What Happens Now?
Treed by orcs. Aragorn, Legolas, OC
Aragorn, Legolas. Aerinel (OC)
Oct. 14, 2016 emailed. Oct. 16, 2016 posted.

15. Retaliation
Fëawen retaliates.
Legolas.  Fëawen OC, Trelan OC MC. Mention of Ranien OC MC.
Oct. 14, 2016 emailed. Oct. 16, 2016 posted.

16. Count Down
Little Aerinel and angry Elladan.
Elladan. Aerinel OC
Oct. 14, 2016 emailed. Posted Oct. 16, 2016

17. Celebrations
Thranduil conducts the ceremony for graduating warrior training, including Legolas'
Legolas, Thranduil
Oct. 14, 2016 emailed.. Oct. 16, 2016 posted.

18. Count Up
Climbing Weathertop.
Aragorn, Legolas. Aerinel OC
Oct. 14, 2016 emailed. Oct. 18, 2016 posted.

19. The Lion and the Mouse
Game of lion and mouse at Minas Tirith.
Eldarion, Legolas. Fëawen OC.
Oct. 14, 2016 emailed. Posted Oct. 18, 2016

20. Gems and Jewels
Fëawen questions whether Thranduil requires payment for everything.
Thranduil. Fëawen OC.
Oct. 14, 2016 emailed. Posted Oct. 19, 2016

21. Stealing
Someone is stealing from Thranduil.
little Legolas, Thranduil. Elvéwen OC
Oct. 14, 2016 emailed. Posted Oct. 19, 2016

22. New Race
Aragorn and Aerinel show Legolas what ice-skating is.
Aragorn, Legolas. Aerinel OC
Oct. 14, 2016 emailed. Posted Oct. 19, 2016

23. Run and Run and Run
Legolas. OC
Oct. 14, 2016 emailed. Posted Oct. 19, 2016.

24. Filling in the Gaps
Legolas finds an oddity in his warriors' reports.
Legolas. Fëawen, OC, Raniean OC MC, Trelan OC MC
Oct. 14, 2016 emailed. Posted Oct. 19, 2016

25. Documentation
Thranduil is supposed to sign a deal with a plump human from Dale.
Thranduil. Numion OC, Celemir OC
Oct. 14, 2016 emailed. Posted Oct. 19, 2016

26. Metal
The twins spar in front of little Aragorn.
5-year old Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir.
Oct. 14, 2016 emailed. Posted Oct. 19, 2016

27. Connecting the Dots
Fëawen is grumpy.
Legolas. Fëawen OC
Oct. 14, 2016 emailed. Posted Oct. 19, 2016

28. Waybread
Aragorn tries to get Halbarad to try lembas (waybread of the elves).
Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Halbarad.
Oct. 14, 2016 emailed. Posted Oct. 20, 2016

29. Wayward
It takes Aragorn, Elladan, and Elrohir to give a tiny child a bath.
Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir Aerenel OC
Oct. 14, 2016 emailed. Posted Oct. 19, 2016

30. Bonds of Friendship
    Set early on in the Fourth Age.
    "While walking with Aragorn through the forest of Ithilien, Legolas realises that there is something bothering his friend. Can he help Aragorn to understand that somethings cannot be explained and must be felt with the heart? "
    Aragorn, Legolas, Arwen, Eldarion, Gimli, Éowyn, Faramir, Elboron.
    "True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing. Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends."
    To my dear ‘old’ friend: 
If one day you feel like crying,
call me.
I can’t promise to make you laugh,
but I am willing to cry with you.
    Feb. 26, 2017 emailed. Posted Feb. 27, 2017

Lasgalen Chronicles

In progress.


Learning of Life Chronicles

In progress.

Learning to Smile:

    Chapter 1 > 2 > 3 > 4 > 5 > 6 > 7 > 8 > 9 > 10 > 11 > 12 > 13 > 14 > next in progress

Varda ceased editing at ch. 5, only doing webwork, because it would change too much.

Rating:PG 13? Warning, child abuse, violence, death. (I'm not sure what the ratings are for Valar Guild.)

Time Frame: The story takes place in T.A  2992, 26 years before the start of the War of the Ring. Aragorn finds Aerinel in the middle of winter (January). Aerinel is seven years old, Aragorn is 60. Aragorn leaves with Gandalf around March and returns three months later in June with Legolas.  The story ends in the summer of T.A 2992. Aragorn is 61 and Aerinel is 8. 
The epilogue is set in T.A 3000. 

Summary: On a cold winter's night, Aragorn, along with the other rangers stumble upon a burnt out village, destroyed by orcs. In one of the ruined buildings, Aragorn discovers a lone survivor: a small child. Deathly ill and starving from being trapped for a long period of time, Aragorn takes the child back to Rivendell, hoping Lord Elrond can save her. But there is more to this child than meets the eye.

Dates: T.A-
87-Legolas born
130-Elladan and Elrohir born 
2931-Aragorn born, March 1st
2989-Aerinel born, March 21st 

Characters: Aragorn, Elrond, Elladan, Elrohir, Glorfindel, Legolas. OC: Aerinel.



Language Notes (Sindarin):

Ada = Dad/Daddy

Adan, Edaín = Man singular (Mankind), Men plural (Mankind) (Silmarillion Index of Names, see Atani)  -Varda

Adar = Father

adûn = west, westward. Used here in the sense of Westerner.

anno = yield

ion-nin = My son

iell nin = my daughter

Lasgalen = another name for Mirkwood

mellon = friend

mellyn = friends

Nana =Mum/Mummy/Mommy

Nanath = Mother

penneth = young one

Ú-vaur gosto. Losto, hên. = There is no need to fear. Sleep, child.

Losto vae, penneth; le mae dirnen hí. = Rest/Sleep well, young one; you are well guarded here.