Penname: Larner [Contact]
Real name: Bonnie L. Sherrell
Member Since: 05/14/09
Membership status: Administrator

Biography:

I was born 'neath a tropical sun, but have lived most of my life in the cloudy Pacific Northwest. I've been teaching most of my life--since I was five, actually--and have spent most of that time working with folks with various disabilities. And I've spent most of my life with books in hand, and preferably myths, legends, and fantasy. I encountered Tolkien in 1963-4, and became obsessed early. My obsession rekindled with the release of PJ's Fellowship, I found TheOneRing.net, and began reading fanfic. Then I read Lindelea's "A Small and Passing Thing," and had to answer it! So began my career as a fanfiction author.


I have never gotten into instant messaging, so don't bother trying. You can usually get hold of me via email, however. So far I've avoided most social boards other than LiveJournal. My work schedule is weird, so I'm rarely home when folks try to get in touch with me.


I follow the West Memphis Three case, am the widow of a blinded veteran, my Roses are White, my favorite other writers are too many to name, I collect books, I'm trained as a special education teacher with a primary interest in blindness, and also am trained as an instructor for Orientation and Mobility as well as being a braillist. So, if you find a blind character or two or individuals with other disabilities lurking about in my stories, know that it IS deliberate--it IS deliberate!


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Serving Gondor by Larner

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A woman from southern Lebennin enters the White City, having been dispossessed of her home and livelihood by her brother.  Can she find succor within the White City?  Can she find justice?

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Dwarves, As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Hobbits, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Gondorian: Bergil son of Beregond, Gondorian: Elboron, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Lothíriel of Dol Amroth, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Hobbit: Bolger: Fredegar "Fatty", Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Diamond (of Long Cleeve), Hobbit: Took: Pearl, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Rohirrim: Éomer, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Poetry
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 3. violence, 4. sexual content implied
Series: None
Chapters: 5    |    Word count: 34147    |    Read Count: 149
Completed: No    |    Updated: 09/24/17    |    Published: 09/12/17
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Surprised by Larner

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Having thought to test the Ringbearer's resolve only to find she herself was tested, Galadriel realizes still another has also been tested for the role he is intended to play.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Gapfiller, Short story
Places: Lothlórien
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1605    |    Read Count: 242
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/22/17    |    Published: 06/22/17
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Equal Courtesies by Larner

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Young Tom Cotton learns that things appear to have changed between Sam and his Master since they returned from Outside.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Cotton: Tolman "Young Tom", Hobbit: Gamgee: Marigold, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Character study, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1119    |    Read Count: 223
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/14/17    |    Published: 04/14/17
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On the Role of the Yule Dwarf by Larner

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Aragorn, only recently returned to the Dunedain, learns of one newer Yule tradition that disturbs him, at first.  After all, why would the tallest Man available be asked to play a Dwarf?  With a nod to John Rhys Davies at more than six feet playing a five-foot Dwarf!

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Character study, Comedy, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Humor, Short story
Places: Eriador, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5025    |    Read Count: 284
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/08/17    |    Published: 02/08/17
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The Tribute of the Insects by Larner

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Even the insects of Gondor appear to wish to offer tribute to the new King and Queen!

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), As a Group: Gondorians, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Character study, Fluff, Friendship, Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: Gondor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 2017 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1837    |    Read Count: 289
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/08/17    |    Published: 02/08/17
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Enter the Ranger by Larner

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Another, different look at how Aragorn might have returned to the Northern Dunedain.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Half-Elven: Elrond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Dírhael, Northern Dúnedain: Gilraen, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad, Northern Dúnedain: Ivorwen
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Character study, Coming of Age, Drama, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Annúminas, Bree, Rivendell/Imladris, The Old Forest, Amon Sûl/Weathertop, Arnor, Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 3. violence, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 17    |    Word count: 69439    |    Read Count: 1208
Completed: No    |    Updated: 02/08/17    |    Published: 06/11/14
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A Dragon for Dora's Yule by Larner

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Illness and bad weather make it necessary for Fosco and Ruby Baggins to stay with Bungo and Belladonna for Yule this year.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Belladonna (Took), Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Bungo, Hobbit: Baggins: Dora, Hobbit: Baggins: Drogo, Hobbit: Baggins: Dudo
Genres: Family, General
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: 2016 December Challenge: Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 7688    |    Read Count: 227
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/15/17    |    Published: 01/15/17
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Memories of Cleansing by Larner

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Frodo remembers the healing he's known on Tol Eressea.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: General
Places: Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 2016 November Challenge: Gratitude
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 196    |    Read Count: 333
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/03/16    |    Published: 12/03/16
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Insult and Injuries by Larner

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A captain of Gondor learns that perhaps it is best to be careful in what says to and about Hobbits.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), As a Group: Gondorians, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Character study, Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller, Humor, Short story
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 6491    |    Read Count: 416
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/30/16    |    Published: 09/30/16
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Miscalculation by Larner

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Perhaps It had failed to plan appropriately!

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gollum/Sméagol
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Gapfiller, Horror, Humor, Short story
Places: Bree, Mordor: Mount Doom /Orodruin, The Old Forest, Amon Sûl/Weathertop
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1061    |    Read Count: 70
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/30/16    |    Published: 09/30/16
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Seeking to Ease Discomfort by Larner

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On the night before Frodo Baggins left Bag End for the final time, he and Sam had one last conversation sparked by the residual pain from the Morgul wound.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Elanor, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Character study, Drama, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Short story, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1792    |    Read Count: 354
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/06/16    |    Published: 09/06/16
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On Leadership Within Middle-earth and the Benefits of the Fellowship of the Ring by Larner

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An examination on how leadership was commonly demonstrated within Tolkien's world, and how those who were members of the Fellowship became leaders within the newly minted Fourth Age of the Sun.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, As a Group: Dwarves, As a Group: Edain, As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Hobbits, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, As a Group: Rohirrim
Genres: Character study, Essay (non-fiction)
Places: Arnor, Gondor, The Shire
Times: 0-Pre-First Age, 1-First Age, 2-Second Age, 3-Third Age, 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4935    |    Read Count: 409
Completed: No    |    Updated: 09/06/16    |    Published: 09/06/16
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The Return to the Light of Day by Larner

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Frodo finds someone unexpected as they release those held imprisoned in Lotho's Lockholes. 

A fixed-length ficlet: 313 words.

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Boffin: Griffo, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Lobelia
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Filk, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Michel Delving
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 340    |    Read Count: 494
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/02/16    |    Published: 08/02/16
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A Nun in the Closet by Larner

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Pippin is not the only one being naughty that day.  A Not Gonna Happen story.

Categories: Crossovers, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Alternate Universe, Character study, Childhood, Comedy, Family, Fluff, Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1985    |    Read Count: 398
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/06/16    |    Published: 07/06/16
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Second Chances by Larner

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A place for drabbles written for the 2016 Back to Middle Earth challenges.  Reusing the prompts from the 2009 B2MEM challenges.

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: As a Group: Dwarves, As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Ents, As a Group: Hobbits, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Annúminas, Undying Lands
Times: 0-Pre-First Age, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 5. mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 31    |    Word count: 3682    |    Read Count: 643
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/22/16    |    Published: 03/02/16
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Heirs in Waiting by Larner

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The particular situation that led Bilbo Baggins to make a momentous decision.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Lobelia, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Otho, Hobbit: Took: Lalia (Clayhanger), Hobbit: Took: Reginard
Genres: Angst, Character study, Family, Gapfiller, Short story
Places: The Shire: Great Smials
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1864    |    Read Count: 451
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/22/16    |    Published: 06/22/16
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Time on One's Hands by Larner

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A riddle poem.  Someone guards a letter!

Categories: The Hobbit
Characters: None
Genres: Fluff, Gapfiller, Poetry
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 174    |    Read Count: 348
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/22/16    |    Published: 06/22/16
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Coerced by Larner

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A lawyer of the Shire finds himself in conversation with the deputy Mayor.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Haradrim
Genres: Character study, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Michel Delving
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1517    |    Read Count: 600
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/13/16    |    Published: 04/13/16
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Don't Linger, Sweet Brother by Larner

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Many wish for Frodo to accept the Queen's gift.  A poem.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Elves, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Vala: Manwë
Genres: Angst, Poetry
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 575    |    Read Count: 531
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/26/16    |    Published: 02/26/16
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Vocabulary Lessons by Larner

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The young lord from Lower Lamedon was perhaps too proud, and could not understand why his demands to meet with Lords Perhael and Iorhael led him to what appeared to be a gardener and a clerk....

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Character study, Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Short story
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 9190    |    Read Count: 548
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/26/16    |    Published: 02/26/16
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Awakenings by Larner

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Memories of awakening throughout his life.

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Angst, Character study, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, Gondor: Ithilien, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, The Grey Havens/Mithlond, The Shire, Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1149    |    Read Count: 105
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/26/16    |    Published: 02/26/16
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Conspirator's Yule by Larner

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During the first Yule Holidays after Frodo left the Shire, those who had formed the Conspiracy met at Brandy Hall.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Boffin: Folco, Hobbit: Bolger: Fredegar "Fatty", Hobbit: Brandybuck: Berilac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Melilot, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merimac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc
Genres: Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 8457    |    Read Count: 448
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/26/16    |    Published: 02/26/16
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The Bearing of Burdens by Larner

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Faramir and Samwise Gamgee have a private talk within the Citadel of Minas Tirith.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4940    |    Read Count: 510
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/22/16    |    Published: 02/22/16
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Tall Men with Stars on their Cloaks by Larner

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A brief encounter near the Brandywine Bridge.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), As a Group: Hobbits, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, Hobbit: Took: Pearl
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Friendship, Gapfiller, Short story
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1819    |    Read Count: 543
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/22/16    |    Published: 02/22/16
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Fledged by Larner

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Frodo has a reunion with one who helped rescue him after the destruction of the Ring.

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Elves, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Other: Landroval
Genres: Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2496    |    Read Count: 568
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/22/16    |    Published: 02/22/16
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