Is a second chance at life always favourable? Harry does not really think so. But what can he do, anyway? It helps that he is beyond the ordinary sorts anywhere he ends up… does it not?
How would a Secondborn young adult who never had a childhood cope, if he was sent into an unrecogniseable world as someone not more than a baby, and a Firstborn no less?
And how would the various people meeting or knowing him react to his presence there, a child who was not really a child, more than one-and-a-half millennia since the Firstborn were last blessed with the birth of an offspring?
Warnings: Spoilers for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. And the story has not yet been beta-read.
Nominated in the MEFAwards 2010.
I think some warnings about this particular fiction would not be amiss:
1. The theme is cliché at first glance, I realised while writing. But trust me, it is not so. That said, this is not a story in which Harry joins the Fellowship of the Ring, has a romantic relationship with an Elf/Man/Dwarf/whoever else (slashy or no), or fights in the War of the Rings. I am exploring the idea of a second chance of childhood for him; but yes, the plotline may be spattered with violence and dare every once in a while. After all, even the Sorting Hat admits that Harry has the traits of all the Houses in Hogwarts. Nothing short of disaster would result from that, in all senses of the word.
2. The fiction will be rather short in terms of the number of chapters. I would like to think that the word count for each chapter is short too, but some people might still consider 3,000 words long… Well, this warning is rather tentative, at least for the word count part. I cannot expand the story much, even if I want to or there are plot bunnies hopping around in my head to help stretch it. I am conscious about the other neglected stories after all, you know. :sheepish:
3. I am not a native speaker of English. I am visually-impaired too, which makes me depend on the use of screen reader. That makes this story prone to mistakes – more often awkward than not. So, please, people, if you see grammatical, contextual and spelling mistakes, please inform me and I will try to fix them as soon as possible. I would like to think myself capable in writing English, but there is just so much a non-native speaker could achieve. Homophones, formatting and colour-coding are always a pain to tackle too, seeing that I can’t do the usual spell-checking. (The screen reader would not read the underlined/coloured text.)
Should I put a disclaimer for this story? Dunno. It sounds a bit ridiculous, seeing that the site is clearly for fan fictions. But anyway, I had better said that the idea of Elfling! Harry is not my own. The details are mine, though; so please, be fair and tell me if you would like to borrow some.
Hmm. I hope I am not driving you away with the things I spouted out. All the same, I hope you will enjoy the ride. This is my second try of a crossover between Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, but my first in the sub-genre. Your encouragement, opinions, and criticisms would be highly appreciated.
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This chapter is dedicated to KyMahalei, who wrote an excellant story about Wood-Elves. Thank you also for yamiyugi23 for helping me brainstorm ideas for this chapter.
An advance warning: Undulating emotions play all throughout the chapter. (The fic wanted to be written that way . . . . I had no say in the matter. :rueful:) I am hopeless with writing about hobbits too, so please help me? And this chapter is fresh from the oven too, so please pardon the mistakes you might find, and please just critique away if you would.
Genres: Character study, Childhood
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Chapters: 14    |    Word count: 50768    |    Read Count: 9973
Completed: No    |    Updated: 03/25/12    |    Published: 02/10/11