Fourth Age Frolics by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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Written for Advent 2014, the "Fourth Age Frolics" series deals with the grown children of Aragorn and Arwen, along with their spouses and children, in my-verse. 

Part One: The Mystery of the Missing Pastries (drabble-ish bits, chapters 1-7) 

The daughters of Lord Karim and Princess Celebriel, nieces to Crown Prince Eldarion and Crown Princess Jalila, have a mystery to solve as this series gets under way...

Part Two: Let The Sun Shine In (ficlet-sized chapters)

Celebriel and her sister-in-law have amends to make. Perhaps their cultures aren't so very different after all...

Story Notes:

In my-verse, both Celebriel, Aragorn/Arwen's firstborn child, and Eldarion, their heir and second child, have grown up to marry spouses from Harad. Karim, Celebriel's husband, was Aragorn and Arwen's foster-son (although at the time, Celebriel was being fostered by Faramir and Eowyn - that's another story, though) so her story is not unlike that of her own father, LOL! Eldarion's marriage to Jalila is dealt with here for the first time. Jalila is based on the Jalila belonging to my friend Susana, but I have not used Susana's backstory for her - Jalila here is the first daughter of the Malik of Harad, which I view (as Larner does) as very similar to Egypt.

Table of Contents

1. Chapter 1: Do You Want To Build A Snow-Elf? by Kaylee Arafinwiel [Reviews - 0] (154 words)

Written for the prompt "Snow", this chapter is a drabble-and-a-half. Chapters have gotten generally longer as the stories went on, lol!

2. Chapter 2: Morning Mystery by Kaylee Arafinwiel [Reviews - 0] (207 words)

Written to the prompt "Pastry", this chapter is a true double drabble.

3. Chapter 3: Pursuing Answers by Kaylee Arafinwiel [Reviews - 0] (255 words)

225 words. Written for the prompt "Chocolate."

4. Chapter 4: Another Clue by Kaylee Arafinwiel [Reviews - 0] (154 words)

Drabble and a half, written for the prompt "Sock". 

5. Chapter 5: I Never Said It Was Poison by Kaylee Arafinwiel [Reviews - 0] (200 words)

Written for the prompt "Kitten", another double drabble. "I Never Said It Was Poison" is a trope name from TV Tropes, referencing when someone being questioned knows rather more than they should have, were they completely innocent of a crime.

6. Chapter 6: Silver-hair and Desert Rose by Kaylee Arafinwiel [Reviews - 0] (300 words)

Triple drabble. This chapter focuses on Celebriel ("silver-crowned") and introduces Jalila, Eldarion's wife.

7. Chapter 7: Mystery Solved by Kaylee Arafinwiel [Reviews - 0] (306 words)

This 300 word chapter, written for "Argument", brings the Pastry Incident to a close, but there's still more to come! :) A joyous holiday season to all my friends (old, new and those I've yet to make), and I hope you continue to read and enjoy!

8. Chapter 8: Meeting In The Kitchen by Kaylee Arafinwiel [Reviews - 0] (503 words)

500 words, written for prompt "Laughter". Celebriel and the children take some time to relax in the kitchens, but have a surprising visitor...

9. Chapter 9: Healing the Breach by Kaylee Arafinwiel [Reviews - 1] (599 words)

At 600 words, this falls squarely into "ficlet" territory.

 The "Sun Lord and Lady" concept came to me as a result of Linda Hoyland's"Moon God and Goddess" references in Tahir/Adiva fics. Jalila is here termed "Daughter of Harad" in an analogy to the British term "Princess Royal".

More of Karim's backstory comes out, too.

Due to Larner, I see Harad as being heavily influenced by Egyptian culture and the names of the gods reflect that. Bast, or Ubaste, for instance, was viewed by the Egyptians not only as a cat but also a sun goddess, in the form of a living flame - the very form, we are told by Tolkien, that Arien clad herself in."

Story Information

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain
Genres: Childhood
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 9    |    Word count: 2678    |    Read Count: 6702
Completed: No    |    Updated: 12/11/14    |    Published: 12/11/14