After finishing The Fellowship of the Ring audiobook I was in the mood for the LotR fanfic! This is pretty short for now, since I only read enough to satisfy my craving, but I am sure I will be updating with more fics and pairings in the future! :)
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updated July 18, 2021
Word Count: 2,691
Summary: Tension rises as the Fellowship travels down the Anduin.
God this was so unbelievably hot and fit perfectly in canon.
Title: Isildur's Heir
Word Count: 5,063
Content/Warnings: first time, bottom!aragorn, internalized homophobia
Summary: The lords of Gondor encounter one another on the night before the Council meets in Rivendell.
This was lovely and hot and bittersweet.
Title: Distant Dawn
Word Count: 3,512
Content/Warnings: incest, sibling incest, suicidal thoughts, homophobia
Summary: Denethor decrees that Faramir is to wed, but Faramir has a secret so shameful he dare not even tell Boromir. Especially Boromir.
Lovely fic that starts with lots of angsting on Faramir's part, and then a super hot and sweet portrayal of their relationship.
Title: Winter Dream
Authors: cruisedirector & ashinae
Word Count: 3,523
Content/Warnings: incest, sibling incest, shared bed
Summary: Faramir crawls into his brother's bed, protesting the cold in his room.
Shared bed is a favorite trope of mine and I think it works great here with these two. Super hot with a guilty Boromir and a forward Faramir.
Title: A Bird and a Beast
Word Count: 1,879
Content/Warnings: interspecies, bottom!legolas, outdoor!sex
Summary: A carved puzzle, left to rattle in a bag, may solve itself. Another version of what happened upon the return of Legolas and Gimli to Fangorn.
Beautiful fic that takes place in Fangorn and perfectly captures the sleepy, dreamy quality of the woods.
Title: Flirt with Knives
Word Count: 2,512
Content/Warnings: established relationship, interspecies, bottom!legolas, implied switching
Summary: Legolas and Gimli fight over which of them is to be the bride on their wedding day.
Wonderful sexy fic! Loved the idea of the courting bouts and the fighting and the sex was perfect and playful.
♥ ♥ Title: Sansûkh (and porny outtake, Snowmelt
Pairing: Gimli/Legolas, Bilbo/Thorin, background canonical pairings
Rating: Teen (main fic), Explicit (coda)
Word Count: 577,844 (coda: 8,863)
Notes: major character death (canon), sloooow burn
Summary: The battle was over, and Thorin Oakenshield awoke, naked and shivering, in the Halls of his Ancestors. The novelty of being dead fades quickly, and watching over his companions soon fills him with grief and guilt. Oddly, a faint flicker of hope arises in the form of his youngest kinsman, a Dwarf of Durin’s line with bright red hair.
(Follows the story of the War of the Ring).
(Bagginshield, Gimli/Legolas) In which recovery takes time, the dead members of the Company take to watching Gimli as though he’s a soap opera, the living struggle with being left behind, Legolas is confused, Khuzdul is abused, and Thorin is four feet and ten inches of guilt and anger.
I have been reading this fic for over seven years, which is VERY unusual for me as I basically never read WIPs, but it is one of the most beautifully written things I’ve ever read, and I'm both thrilled and a bit sad that the fic is finally complete! It essentially starts with Thorin's canonical death at the end of the Hobbit and continues on through the end of the the events in the Lord of the Rings. The fic does a truly astounding job of blending all of the Tolkien works/appendices with the movie canon to create an utterly compelling retelling. The main fic itself is Teen-rated, with Bilbo/Thorin and Gimli/Legolas as the primary pairings, though there is another 90k worth of codas/outakes in the Sansûkh: The Appendices series, including the Explicit Gigolasfic I linked above! The characterizations are fucking fantastic and the dwarves are especially wonderful. I honestly cannot do this fic justice trying to explain how much I adore it. We get to see both the quest/fellowship of the ring and what was happening in Erebor during LoTR, we get to meet so many dwarves (I’m especially happy about all the kick-ass female dwarves!), we get to see Legolas and Gimli and their antagonism and how it evolves into friendship and then more and it’s so achingly beautiful and believable. We see Thorin struggling with his guilt over the gold-sickness, his heart-ache at realizing Bilbo was his One far too late, his resolve to protect Gimli and Frodo at all costs. There is a large cast here and every single man, dwarf, hobbit, and elf jumps right off the screen. The research that went into this is just staggering. It’s honest to god perfection. One of, if not the best fanfics I've ever read. This entry was originally posted here on Dreamwidth. Please comment there using OpenID