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Aug. 22, 2012
Darkness and Dawn" formatted. All stories in the Mellon Chronicles
series should now be completed.
and Siobhan are the creators of a series of Aragorn and Legolas
friendship stories, called The Mellon
Chronicles. Cassia made
photomanips and video trailers to go with the stories. A great many
writers enjoyed the series so much that they like to write and create
art inside that
filled-in history, and continue to do so, and we hope post someof these
stories as well.
The main AU in this series, an intentional one, is
that Gilraen dies
early, increasing Aragorn's dependence on Elrond who adopted him in
Tolkien's works, and on the twins as his sole family. Only the rangers
and travels to human areas teach him about being human. Growing up with
elves causes Aragorn's humility and extremely high abilities, much as
would have occurred even with Gilraen.
"There is very little history given about
Mirkwood/Greenwood or about Thranduil and his father Oropher in
LOTR. Some of the information that is given occasionally seems
to contradict itself. Taking this all into account Siobhan and I
have chosen which parts we will use and which parts we will
ignore. The Mirkwood of this story is largely of our creation, as
are its customs, ways and politics, so if you see things differently,
that’s fine, know that it’s just our artistic take on things and we’re
not trying to say it’s canon fact, of course it isn’t.
Also, please note that we have once again opted to
use the more familiar Mirkwood name, instead of Greenwood as it would
actually have been called at this point in Middle Earth history.
Likewise, we are ignoring the fact that at the time this story [Tears
Like Rain] takes place the wood-elves would technically have
dwelling far further south in Mirkwood, in the area later occupied by
Dol Guldur, nearer to Lórien. Please forgive us these
small liberties and do not flame us for them."
A number of stories are quite violent, and are
therefore not suitable for the young. Ratings and warnings will be
provided here. Ratings are given as for American movies. G is suitable
for anyone, PG has some warning, PG-13 is only for age 13 and up, R is
a stronger warning. NC-17 is only for age 17 and up, and is not on the
Valar Guild site. X is the most extreme warning, and not found on this
site. Neither of the last two ratings are found in the Mellon
Chronicles. The ratings are by the authors.
Cassia and Siobhan have moved to Tolkien fan fiction
after writing in the Star
Wars fandom. Their Mellon Chronicles site is currently not
taking new fiction. The Valar Guild is proud to begin the work
of preserving this fine series, with their permission.
The thirty-four stories are listed chronologically
according to their storyline, with links once the posting is available.
These have the author's summaries. Most of the comments are taken
directly from the authors, and "I" usually means Cassia, the usual
spokesperson for the pair. (We love you too, Siobhan!) All stories are
complete, and will be posted.
Story List with no
summary or comments, in the same order, rating and authors only.
Tolkien Language notes are
at the bottom of this page, as some Elvish is used without explanation,
as these words are so common in this series.
Editing/Betaing by Valar Guild editors:
Varda-(Valar) is the editor unless another is credited. Gilraen-(V)
started as a pre-editor for one story on May 1, 2008.
Like Rain by
Cassia and Siobhan R (Book format.)
R rating: Warning: Child abuse, violence, death
Mirkwood has suffered tragic losses in the Last
Great Alliance, including her King. With the very survival of the
kingdom at stake, Thranduil finds himself at deadly odds with his older
brother Doriflen. When young Legolas becomes a pawn in his uncle's
ruthless power games, the lies, deception and betrayal risk destroying
more than just the young prince's life.
Chapters (called "Parts" by the authors):
Section 1: 1
Section 2: 11
of Darkness by Cassia R (Book format.)
(First story written for MC, setting up problems for our heroes later.)
This story contains acts of violence, torture and
one instance of implied rape. Nothing is handled in a graphic manner,
but if the idea of it bothers you at all,
PLEASE DO NOT READ THIS STORY!
Somewhere near the beginning of the Third Age.
Legolas is about 100 years old (which is young yet for an elf. I don’t
really know how elf ages run, but I see him as being equivalent to
somewhere between 16-19 years old by human standards).
This story takes place in the beginning of the Third
Age not many hundreds of years after the Last Great Alliance of Men and
Elves. At this time the Silvan realm of Mirkwood was known as Greenwood
the Great because the creeping darkness of Sauron, under the guise of
the Necromancer, had not yet spread its foul stain upon that region.
Because Greenwood/Mirkwood is best remembered by its
later name that it held near the end of the Third Age and at the time
of the great War of the Ring, it shall hereafter be referred to as
Mirkwood, even though at the time this story took place it would have
still been known as Greenwood the Great.
prince Legolas is sent as an envoy to a neighboring kingdom,
things quickly go from bad to worse when treachery rears its ugly head.
There are dangerous and deadly things going on in the seemingly
innocent realm of Dorolyn and it is up to Legolas and a mysterious
stranger to sort things out before an evil more dark than they could
begin to imagine is unleashed upon an unsuspecting land.
Legolas, Thranduil, Elrond.
11, 2006 on this site.
by Siobhan G (Book format.)
Young Aragorn has a nightmare and Elrond comforts
him. Aragorn discovers that elves sleep with their eyes open.
This story was inspired by Cassia and her wonderful
wonderings about elves. She discovered that elves sleep with their eyes
open and we wondered what that would be like the first time Aragorn
found that out. So this story is gratefully dedicated to Cassia, who
inspires me to write. Without her there would be no stories to tell.
Aragorn, Elrond, Elladan, Elrohir
March 2006 on this site.
Love by Siobhan with tiny touches by
Cassia. G/PG child angst (Book
Hurt by the taunts of his young friends, little
Aragorn runs away and hides in the forest after breaking his arm,
convinced that being adopted means his elven father doesn't really want
him. Elrond and his sons must find the youngest member of their family
and set things straight.
Aragorn, Elrond, Elladan, Elrohir
March 8, 2006 on this site.
Alone by Cassia
touches by Siobhan. PG-13 (Book
Aragorn is 13.
"When 13-year-old Estel is injured, the twins and
Elrond remember some other difficult times in their own respective
youths and a special gift is given across generations, reminding us
that none of us are ever truly alone."
"Some of the situations relating to Elrond’s past
are taken from the accounts given in the Silmarillion, greatly detailed
and embellished by moí. :o) Information in the SIL
is very scetchy and it’s easy to fill in the gaps with all sorts of
supposition and ‘what if’, which is what I have done. Please
don’t roast me if you don’t like the changes and interpretations I’ve
put on things. They are just my point of view.
"Also, I really don’t mean to vilify the sons of
Fëanor, (although a few of them were absolute JERKS) especially
since Maedhros and Maglor were actually the more decent ones of them
all so hopefully no one will get too upset by my (very brief)
interpretation of them in chapter two."
Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Elros, Elwing,
March 29, 2006 on this site.
Meetings by Siobhan, in collaboration with
PG-13 for some violence (Book
"Aragorn and Legolas meet for the first time.
Aragorn is in his early
twenties and nearly gets killed when he ignores his adopted father's
good advice. Legolas finds him, but must fight the demons of his past
in order to help the young human."
of Heart, Change of Mind by Siobhan and Cassia. PG or
PG-13, for minor violence and tense situations. (Book format.)
"Aragorn and Legolas are beginning to become
friends, but not everyone in Mirkwood looks kindly on this, or upon
they young human ranger. When Legolas' life is threatened, Aragorn is
the one person available who knows how to save him, but will the others
listen to him before it is too late? "
Aragorn, Legolas, Thranduil
March 22, 2006 on this site.
by Cassia and
Siobhan. PG-13 for violence and tense situations (Book format.)
"When Aragorn is accused of murder, he and Legolas
risk everything, including their lives, to discover the truth. But just
how much will justice end up costing?"
Aragorn, Legolas, Thranduil
March 22, 2006 on this site.
by Cassia and Siobhan. PG-13 (Book
"Sequel to Exile. Legolas and Aragorn
venture into the Mines of Moria to
help Balin, only to get more than they bargained for. Meanwhile,
Mirkwood is falling into darkness. Her only hope ends up resting in the
hands of the two people she has scorned, and Legolas & Aragorn will
risk more than their lives to save her."
"Part of this story is slightly un-canon because we
place the events of the dwarves’ attempted return to Moria some years
prior to when I think it would actually have happened if one tries to
follow a strict Tolkien time-line. For the sake of the story it could
not be helped. Please consider this a use of artistic license and do
not feel inclined to roast, boil or squash us into jelly over this
inaccuracy. :o) Thanks!"
Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Legolas, Thranduil
March 23, 2006 on this site. Formatting completed April 25, 2006.
Make Me Home by Siobhan, with tiny touches by Cassia
poem. G (Book format.)
"Vignette. A young Aragorn is injured while out
with the rangers.
With the more seriously wounded demanding all the immediate attention,
Elladan and Elrohir make sure their little brother is not forgotten."
"Pre-LOTR. Set sometime in the general time
frame of First
Meetings through Return. Aragorn is in his very early twenties."
Aragorn has been with the Rangers for three months.
Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Glorfindel,
March 28, 2006 on this site.
Identity by Cassia and Siobhan.
PG-13 (Book format.)
A dark elf with a burning hatred for men is
terrorizing the countryside around Rivendell. Unfortunately, that elf
bears a striking resemblance to Prince Legolas. An innocent visit from
Mirkwood to Rivendell lands Legolas in more trouble than he bargained
for, but he is not the only one, because when the dark elf's deadly
designs become focused on Aragorn, everyone is in danger.
Aragorn, Legolas. Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond.
Part 1: 1
April 5, 2006 on this site. Formatting
completed May 2, 2006.
Trouble by Cassia and Siobhan. PG-13 (Block format.)
No art made at this time.
"A disastrous run-in with some villagers leaves
Aragorn and Legolas trapped and in a bad way. To keep despair and
claustrophobia at bay, Aragorn coaxes Legolas into telling him a story
about the elf prince's past when Legolas spent some time in his
father's dungeons. Legolas relates why his mother left for the havens
and Aragorn finds out that there are still a few things about his
friend he did not know. Meanwhile, time for them is running short."
"The story takes place in two time lines. One
timeline is set about two years after Mistaken Identity and the other
is about 30-50 years after Captive of Darkness. "
Aragorn, Legolas. Elladan, Elrohir.
Dec. 3, 2007 completed on this site.
by Cassia and Siobhan. PG-13 for violence and tense
situations. (Book format.)
"A devastating earthquake rocks Rivendell and the
surrounding areas, leaving chaos and heartbreak in its wake. With
Elrond on the brink of death, Aragorn runs away, convinced that he is
responsible. Legolas must try to find him before the disaster can claim
his life as well. Angry townspeople, a flooding river and the forces of
nature conspire against them all, leaving no one unscathed. The waters
are rising, Rivendell is about to be washed away, and the one person
who could save her lies dying..."
Aragorn, Legolas. Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Gandalf,
May 5, 2006 on this site.
Breath by Cassia and Siobhan. PG-13 for violence and tense
situations (Book format.)
"When tragedy strikes, the last thing Legolas
wants to do is leave
Rivendell and his friends... but when he does, what will he encounter?
And will Aragorn be able to save him from it before the elf prince
loses more than just his life?"
Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Legolas
June 9, 2006 on this site.
by Siobhan with tiny touches of Cassia. Art and poem by Cassia.
G. (Book format.)
"Aragorn gets sick and Legolas, coming from a race
that does not know illness, tries to understand
what that must be like"
Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Legolas. Mention
June 13, 2006 on this site.
Seventh Stone by Cassia and Siobhan. PG-13 (Book format.)
"When Aragorn and Legolas come into the possession
of an ancient map that tell where one of the lost Palantiri is hidden
they end up in more trouble than they bargained for, as it seems that
everyone wants to get their hands on the stone, no matter the cost. But
a more sinister force is at work than even the elf and the ranger
"You may or may not concur with some points of this
story since it ties forward to the LOTR in some pretty distinct ways
and deals with some things that directly affect that story. Of
course we don’t insist this is how it actually happened, but it makes
for a good story so we claim artistic license. :o) You
don’t have to agree, but hopefully you will enjoy!"
Aragorn, Legolas, Balin, Ori, Gandalf, Gwaihir,
On this site June 21, 2006.
by Cassia and Siobhan. R for graphic violence. (Book format.)
"After a long absence, Legolas is finally
returning home to Mirkwood.
But what will he and Aragorn find when they get there? Trouble more
severe than either of them could have ever guessed is stirring in the
Wood-elves realm and treachery beyond imagining. The resulting struggle
may be more than either the elf or the ranger can handle... and if they
can't, then not only they, but all of Mirkwood is doomed."
Aragorn, Legolas, Thranduil
Posted on this site June 28, 2006.
No Good Rotten Day by Siobhan with inspiration from Cassia.
G. Illustrated by Siobhan. (Book
"Legolas has a very bad morning and drags his friend
Aragorn into it."
"Siobhan wrote this story for me when I was having
an extremely bad day. She brought a smile to my face and chased away
the storm clouds, reminding me that even elves could probably have days
where nothing goes right. :o) Thank you Mellon-nîn, for always
being there for me."
Aragorn, Legolas, Thranduil
Posted on this site June 28, 2006, edited
and formatted July 9, 2006.
Stars of Harad by Cassia & Siobhan. PG-13
"When Aragorn falls in love with Arwen, it seems
that he has done the one thing that could ever divide he and his elven
family. Certain that his home is his no longer, Aragorn leaves with the
rangers, attempting to forget the heartache of all he has lost... What
he did not count on was losing his memory and forgetting everything.
"Now, to find him, Legolas must join the very men
who have captured and enslaved his friend, he must be one of them...
and he must pay the dreadful penalty when their confidence is broken.
"But if Aragorn cannot remember, cannot trust the
elf he no longer knows... will it all have been in vain?"
Aragorn, Arwen, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond,
Posted on this site Dec. 6, 2006.
Eye by Siobhan with tiny touches by Cassia. PG. Not
illustrated. (Block format.)
"Aragorn lost his memory in Harad. It
returned, but not all of it returned at once. The healing mind is
a funny thing. So when he finds himself somewhere strange, in an
unthinkable situation, what is he supposed to think? Where is
he? What’s happening? How can he set it right?"
"This little story was actually the result of a
dream, and is supposed to echo that odd, surreal quality that dreams
tend to possess, so don’t worry if it doesn’t make a lot of sense right
away... just keep reading. :) "
Aragorn, Legolas, Death, Namo.
Posted here Oct. 11, 2007.
Visions by Cassia & Siobhan. PG-13 (Block format.)
"Aragorn is having disturbing dreams about his
friend Legolas. When he sees the prince's death in the Mirror of
Galadriel he sets out to try to change the future. Yet it seems that
the fates, a ring of horse thieves and a deadly venom are determined to
conspire against Legolas before his friend can even reach him. Even
with Elrond's help, will Aragorn be able to keep his visions from
sometimes is necessary we may take a few years liberty with some of the
events in these stories. For example, Aragorn’s right about
thirty so technically Théoden would be around 13 and heaven only
knows old Éomund would be, but both of them appear or are
mentioned as being a little older in this story. 18 at least, so
nobody have a heart attack over the few discrepancies like that
please. Thanks. "
Aragorn's foresight ability begins to show, and he
tries to prevent
Legolas' death. Elrond knows that he will not see much of Aragorn any
longer and travels with him. Aragorn becomes "Thorongil".
Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Eomund,
by Cassia & Siobhan. PG-13 (Block
"Fifteen years is a long time... a long time in
which Aragorn and Legolas have not seen one another. When Legolas is
accused of being a traitor to Gondor there are some who would like
Aragorn to think that things have changed more than he realizes.
Embroiled in a strange mesh of deception and intrigue Legolas' one
chance may rest with his old friend... but will Denethor's dislike of
Aragorn turn the elf into a pawn in more than one game? And can any of
them figure out how they are really being betrayed before Legolas and
Gondor both pay the price?"
"We are writing this on book information alone mostly, since the parts
of the movie that will deal with Gondor and Denethor are not out yet,
so it may or may not conflict with the movie-verse universe when they
come out, but at least, we feel, it works with the book.
"The Gondorians in this story, such as Alcarin, have
no relation to any persons of the same names in the LOTR decipher
trading card games. LOL it seems that we just all got our names
from the same place. :o)
Also, please note that we know *nothing* about
military ranking and all that, so it’s very probably the at many times
we totally messed up the chain of command, but it is highly unlikely
that Gondor’s army followed the same ranking system that ours does
anyway, and since Tolkien never saw fit to tell us exactly how it did
work (or if he did I completely glossed over it and don’t even
remember) we have created our own ranking system for them that goes as
(top is the highest position and bottom is the
--Captain (sort of like Generals)
--Commander (Commander is often used simply to
denote someone who is above someone else as well though)
"Obviously, there are probably other ranks, but none
that are necessary for this story.
"Oh, and we gave Denethor green eyes for no
particularly good reason except that we couldn’t find a color in the
book and the movie isn’t out yet. :o) Forgive us if we
messed up. (LOL yes, considering who created him he probably had
GREY eyes, but you know, that gets so boring after a while...)
Also other details in the appendixes regarding some of the events in
this story may or may not have been changed or tweaked slightly for the
purposes of the plot. Please accept the changes, as always, as
artistic license on our part and do not flame us for them. Thank
"Please note and HEAR YE ALL: I am going to explain
this once and hope it makes sense ever after. Aragorn is a man of
many names, including Estel, Strider and Aragorn, he has now added
Aragorn, Boromir (ch 10), Denethor, Ecthelion II,
from Mordor by Cassia & Siobhan. PG-13 (Block format.)
"Legolas has been sold into slavery in Mordor, but
after everything he has been through, his wounded spirit no longer has
the strength to endure.
By venturing into the heart of Sauron's realm, Aragorn puts at risk the
thus far carefully guarded and deadly secret of his identity. But if
Aragorn does not find Legolas soon, the prince will die; one way or
another. Yet even when he is found... can the two friends, alone
against all of Mordor, ever manage to escape the death trap of the dark
"You can note that although we had Legolas being
carted around on ships, they were all on rivers and the only times he
may have even been remotely near enough to the sea for there to have
been any gulls or anything else, he was too drugged to even know what
was happening. We tried very hard to make sure that bit stayed
Aragorn, Legolas. Elrond (briefly)
of Angmar by Cassia & Siobhan. PG-13 (Block format.)
"Aragorn and Legolas wanted only to rest and heal
after their harrowing experiences in the south. But fate has other
plans. Evil has always haunted the Barrow-downs near the Shire, but now
strange things have begun happening and many are saying that the wights
have awoken to haunt the countryside. Aragorn and Legolas, along with
Aragorn's brothers and fellow rangers, must ascertain the truth of what
is going on, but will what they find be more than they can deal with?"
"We use two different forms of the elvish word for
‘brother’ in this story. Muindor
which simply means brother, and Gwador
which implies a sworn-associates as-close-as-brothers kind of
relationship not bound by actual familial ties."
Aragorn, Legolas. Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Bilbo,
Gandalf, Halbarad, Rangers.
of Dread by Cassia & Siobhan. PG-13 (Block format.)
"Rivendell has always been a place of peace. When
that tranquility is threatened it leads to a cascade of events that
seek to destroy Aragorn's adopted family. Two mysterious figures from
the past become suddenly important and in a bizarre turn of events,
Aragorn and Legolas find themselves faced with trying to save not only
the future of Rivendell, but Mirkwood as well... if they can save
Aragorn, Legolas. Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond,
Darkness and Dawn by Cassia & Siobhan. PG-13 (Block format.)
Pre-LotR, after "Siege of Dread".
"Thus far, Aragorn and Legolas have managed to
repeatedly cross the path of an ancient evil and escape with little
notice taken... but that luck has just run out. The Witch King is very
curious about the beings who have twice evaded and thwarted him. He
wants to know who they are... especially the human. When he is
deliberately poisoned, Aragorn's only hope of survival is to follow the
Wraith's summons to Angmar, where lies the antidote. To stay with him
now, Legolas must choose to walk willingly into the arms of the
darkness that has once enslaved, and once broken his spirit. Imprisoned
by a brutal host, the flame of the ranger's hope begins to dim, even as
Legolas struggles to keep it alive."
Additional Notes and Disclaimers:
We’ll try to keep this section short this time, I
promise. I’ll just give you a few little disclaimers I want to
get out of the way up front. *smile*
are not herbalists.
We use many references to herbs and primitive or
natural medicines in this story. While a few are real, most are
completely fictional. Do not try these things at home, they
probably don’t work! LOL
are not Volcanologists.
We do some things in this story with magma and
volcanic activity that we are not entirely sure is completely
possible. We did look it up and got some interesting answers from
a gentleman who *is* a Volcanologist, but take it all with a grain of
salt anyway and realize when one is dealing with evil, undead spirits
and body-less eyes, there is hopefully room for a few other phenomena.
are not sane...
OOPS!!! *quickly hits delete key* how did THAT
get in there?... *smile*
Aragorn, Legolas, Witch-king. Small parts for
Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Thranduil.
Started putting up on this site Nov. 2007.
Never Cold in Your Shadow by
Siobhan & Cassia. G (Block format.)
"Vignette. Aragorn and Legolas discuss destiny
and why Aragorn let the elf beat him in a sparring match."
Includes an original poem by Cassia.
"There isn’t a plot to this story; it’s merely a
vignette – a short conversation between two friends. This little
piece was the result of a discussion between Siobhan and Cassia about
why it seems that Aragorn sometimes shuns the limelight in our stories
and in LOTR before the forming of the Fellowship. This is just a
little bit of our take on his character. If you have a different
view of him, that’s absolutely fine, please don’t flame us for ours.
"And a Tiny Note from Me (Siobhan):
Thank you my friend for being
this type of friend for me."
LotR in the Third Age: (Begins at
Bilbo and Frodo's
Birthday Party. Ends when Elrond leaves Middle-earth.)
Follows by: Cassia. G (Block
"A day in a rather confusing market place goes a
little bit askew for the elf and ranger. Humor. Vignette."
Valar Guild editor
for this story: Gilraen-(V).
Cave Story Trio: (Block
It had to be Caves by
had to be Stairs by Siobhan. G
and Up Again: The Elves' and Ranger's
Holiday by Katie. G
"To escape royal duties and wedding preparations,
Aragorn, Legolas and
Arwen go on a little side-trip in Gondor. Humor. Vignettes."
Posted here Oct. 24, 2008.
Cassia's note on It had to be Caves:
"This story is the result of a little trip that Siobhan, Katie and I
took to La Jolla (pronounced La HOY-a) when I was out visiting them in
California. We saw a cave you could go into... and well, we
couldn’t pass it up. Since we each have a different character we
favor (Sio – Aragorn, Katie – Arwen, me – Legolas) we decided it would
be fun to each write a little ficlet about the three of them, based off
of our experience in the cave. So here is my contribution to that
little challenge/promise. Some things in this fic are based off
of us, but some are completely made up to keep true to the characters
I’m writing about (ie: I don’t dislike caves, I think they’re cool –
Legolas, not so much LOL)."
Siobhan's note on It had to be Stairs:
"This story is the result of a little trip that Cassia, Katie and I
took to La Jolla (pronounced La HOY-a) when Cassia came out to
visit. This is my contribution to the fic challenge that we came
up with originally when we were out shopping. Some things in this
fic are based off of us, but some are completely made up to keep true
to the characters I’m writing about."
Katie's note on Down and Up Again:
"Arwen, Aragorn, and Legolas’ plans for a summer
day take a turn…into a cave. This is my part of Cassia, Sio, and my
challenge after visiting a cave in La Jolla, CA while they were down
here in San Diego for the comic con. Hopefully a fun little
story, for a fun little
trip! I’d like to thank Cassia and Sio for inspiring this
story. The week they spent down here was one of the most fun
times of my lives
and I will cherish that always."
Jitters by Siobhan for Cassia. G (Block format.)
"Legolas visits Aragorn before his coronation
ceremony." Gimli also plays a part.
Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli.
Posted here Dec. 3, 2007.
the Beginning by Cassia. G (Block
"Vignette. My slightly extended and appended version
of part of the Coronation scene near the end of ROTK. Decidedly Aragorn
& Legolas centric."
Fourth Age (After Elrond leaves
Number Eight by Cassia & Siobhan. PG-13. Includes art and
poetry by Cassia, and lyrics by Saliva. (Block format.)
Post RotK: 4th Age, some years after RotK
"Legolas is taken from Ithilien by slavers and
forced to become an arena fighter. King Elessar, wrapped up in peace
negotiations with Harad, doesn't even know he's missing. In a dark and
brutal world Legolas finds one small spot of hope when he befriends a
little human slave child. But nothing is what it seems..."
Authors' Note: "The first half of this story
is decidedly Legolas-centric since most of it was written by
Cassia. Aragorn *will* be in it eventually, so just hang in there
and trust us.
There is something a little different about this story that I had
better mention up front. You will notice that most of the tale
takes place in one location, namely, Cell Number Eight. We
thought it was an interesting challenge to try to write a story almost
entirely from one location, as if you too were in the cell and were
only privy to what happened within those four small walls.
Therefore, a good deal of things have to come by way of memories and
flashbacks at times, so hopefully you won’t find that too confusing or
anything. The way the story ended up working out, it actually
ends up taking place mainly in *two* locations, as the second half of
the story takes place from a different location, but I will let you
find out about that when we get there. Don’t worry if you don’t
understand what’s going on, or how Legolas got where he is right away,
you’re not supposed to, the layers of this story will be peeled back
and revealed slowly over the course of the fic, so just wait and see
how it unfolds.
"// and italics
off most flashbacks. //Like this.//"
Posted here May 14, 2009.
How to Smile by: Cassia & Siobhan. PG-13 (Block format.)
"Aragorn takes Legolas to Rivendell hoping that the
warmth of friends and memories can help the prince balance the
sea-longing that's tearing him apart. While they gather with family and
friends they share stories of the past and try to figure out the
future. But can you only appreciate what you had when it's gone?"
Authors' Note: "This story is slightly AU on
several points from several different things. It’s a little AU
from the ROTK-EE on a few small issues since a lot of it was written
before the extended edition came out. Nothing major, but just
little things like we let Aragorn keep the Evenstar even though in the
EE it apparently shattered. But after all, in Arwen’s vision,
Dari was wearing it around his neck, soo... we figure it wasn’t really
a big deal and could be taken symbolically with a little stretch of the
"It’s indirectly AU in spirit from the appendixes to
the ROTK book because it falls in line with the premise of our
alternate ending to LOTR: “And So the End”
"And finally it’s actually also a little AU from
“And So the End” because at this point Legolas does *not* realize yet
that Aragorn will be able to go over the sea as well. “And So the
End” will eventually be updated and revised to fit with this story,
since we have changed our vision of these events slightly since way
back when that story was written".
"On some issues we follow movie-verse and on some
issues we follow book-verse. They are too numerous to list here,
so if you have a question about it, just write and ask. :o)
For reference, on the original site Ch. 13 is
listed on the authors' site as part12 and has no title. Ch. 14 was
listed as 13.
This was the last story written by the Cassia and
Siobhan team. More stories follow this one to keep them chronological.
Treasure by Cassia & Siobhan. PG-13
"A generation apart, two adventures become one.
"While wintering in Mirkwood, Aragorn is taken
captive by a bounty hunter with a mysterious objective, leaving
Legolas, Elrond, Elladan and Elrohir in a desperate struggle to save
the young human before it is too late.
"80 years later, Aragorn is King of Gondor, but the
shadows of the past do not lie quietly and he, Legolas and Gimli find
themselves in their own frightening quest to save Aragorn's young son
Eldarion from someone who wants to see the King dead. Past, present and
future converge in a swirling blizzard of events when Legolas makes the
ultimate sacrifice for his best friend and a father's worst nightmare
comes true... twice."
Aragorn, Arwen, Elladan, Eldarion, Elrohir, Elrond,
So The End by Siobhan with tiny touches by Cassia. G. (Block format.)
AU. No Character Death.
"We all know how the fellowship ends... or do we?
Legolas takes Aragorn to see the ship he and Gimli have built to leave
for the havens... but he's got a happy secret that Aragorn is about to
discover, something the King had thought impossible.
"For anyone who has ever cried their eyes out over
the way the appendices ended the fellowship. :o) "
Ada = Dad, Daddy
Adar = Father
anno = yield
hervenn-nín = my husband
ion-nín = my son
Lasgalen = sometimes used as the
name of the wood-elf realm in Mirkwood
Maethor = warrior training
meleth-nín = my Love
Mellon = friend
Mellyn = friends (plural of mellon)
Nana = Mom, Mamma
Naneth = Mother
Saelon = mentor, here used as
the Maethor mentor
Vede = Uncle (made by authors)
Other websites where the authors'
work may be found:
created by Cassia and Siobhan
Fanfiction.net: Cassia (a
few of the MC stories). Link moved.
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