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Real name: Oshun
Member Since: 11/28/11
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I write in a few different fandoms. My first love is what I write relating to The Silmarillion (fiction and non-fiction). I do not write a lot of LotR-based fanfiction, but am committed to one major LotR-based WIP novel, The Princess and the Horse Lord, which I want to begin posting here (is NOT a standard Eomer/Lothiriel romance at all. My other fanfiction writing includes Mary Renault's novels, Storm Constantine's Wraethtu series, Ellen Kushner's Swordspoint series, the rare BBC Merlin story, and recently a couple of lengthy Harry Potter stories, and casual fooling around with some short one-shots in the world of George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels (I am probably missing something here). I do play around, but the heart of my fandom writing remains grounded in Tolkien's work.

The quick look at my work is on my Live Journal where all of my fiction is posted: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=heartofoshun (the housekeeping leaves something to be desired). A nicer way to read my work would be on The Silmarillion Writers Guild, Henneth Annun story archive and Archive of Our Own. I’m a bit of a scattered mess. Someday, I will put everything on Archive of Our Own because it takes all fandoms.

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The Line of Elros by Oshun

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This collection will include ficlets and other short pieces which deal with Elros and his descendants.

. . . but Elros his brother chose to abide with Men. And from these brethren alone has come among Men the blood of the Firstborn and a strain of the spirits divine that were before Arda; for they were the sons of Elwing, Dior’s daughter, Lúthien’s son, child of Thingol and Melian; and Eärendil their father was the son of Idril Celebrindal, Turgon’s daughter of Gondolin. –The Silmarillion.

The first chapter was written in response to a request by Bunn for an Elros drabble.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maglor, Half-Elven: Elrond, Númenórean: Elros
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Family
Places: Númenor
Times: 2-Second Age: early
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 100    |    Read Count: 191
Completed: No    |    Updated: 01/15/17    |    Published: 01/15/17
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Eyes Like the Sea by Oshun

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This is mainly Idril gushing over what a hunk Tuor is. I'm pretty sure that's canon.

I owe a thank you again to IgnobleBard for a quick and dirty Beta read.

Categories: The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Edain: Tuor, Elf: Idril
Genres: Romance-het
Places: Gondolin
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 820    |    Read Count: 273
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/07/17    |    Published: 01/07/17
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Winter Came Earlier by Oshun

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2016 Yule Exchange for Silver Trails--just a bit of fluff and a little heartbreak centering around a long-term relationship. I was asked for a story in which Elladan and Glorfindel loved one another.



Beta for this is IgnobleBard, the most awesome enabler in the world.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Glorfindel, Half-Elven: Elladan
Genres: Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance-slash
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 2016 December Challenge: Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1363    |    Read Count: 336
Completed: No    |    Updated: 01/03/17    |    Published: 01/03/17
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For as Long as It Takes by Oshun

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A significant encounter between Nerdanel and Indis introduces a new chapter in their lives. Written for silmladylove’s second annual 2015 Tolkien Femslash Week on Tumblr. The romance herein is not explicit, but foreshadowed. I do have an untold story of these two women rattling around in my head that I will continue. I had hopes when I wrote my story "A Kindred Heart " that the astute reader would guess it could contain the seeds of something like this.

Many thanks to Elleth and also to Everyonelovesaloser for Beta reading this ficlet for me.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Indis, Elf: Nerdanel
Genres: Family, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Undying Lands
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 547    |    Read Count: 157
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/05/15    |    Published: 09/05/15
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Master Swordsmith by Oshun

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Fëanáro wants to make swords.

Categories: History of Middle-earth, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Fëanor, Elf: Finwë, Elf: Nerdanel
Genres: Drama
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 443    |    Read Count: 583
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/19/15    |    Published: 03/19/15
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What If? by Oshun

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I wondered recently if I ever thought of writing a Fingon/Maedhros piece where they made different choices. This was as close as I could get. Canon heretic that I am, however, I’ve already changed their fate as much as I can with a happily ever after in Valinor together after the suffering and unhappy deaths given them in The Silmarillion and their requisite rehab in the Halls of Mandos. It’s the only way I can sleep at night.

This is a gift for Himring, who makes them suffer more than I do.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maedhros
Genres: Romance-slash
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: middle
Warnings: 4. sexual content implied
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 199    |    Read Count: 125
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/13/14    |    Published: 12/13/14
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Getting to Know Him by Oshun

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This is young Elrond's POV in the first hours after Maedhros and Maglor take him and his brother with them from the Havens of Sirion.

Categories: The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Maglor, Half-Elven: Elrond, Númenórean: Elros
Genres: None
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 738    |    Read Count: 983
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/06/14    |    Published: 10/06/14
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My Captain and My King by Oshun

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A biased account of the leadership qualities of Maedhros written by a die-hard supporter. Some might call this piece the epitome of the literary form of the unreliable narrator. This is one follower's reflections upon Maedhros. Since The Silmarillion is filled with events in the life of Maedhros, one may draw their own conclusions, but remember that history is written by the victors.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maedhros
Genres: Drama
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 437    |    Read Count: 641
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/03/14    |    Published: 10/03/14
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A Kindred Heart by Oshun

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Indis meets Nerdanel and responds to her. References to: Noldorin society in Valinor during the Years of the Trees, sons, husbands, art, family dynamics and dysfunctionality, even a brief mention (non-graphic) of childbirth/labor. Started a while ago, but finished at this time in response to the  legendarium ladies april event on Tumblr.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Fëanor, Elf: Finwë, Elf: Indis, Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Nerdanel
Genres: None
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: 4. sexual content implied
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3808    |    Read Count: 629
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/30/14    |    Published: 09/30/14
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Five Times That Nerdanel Said 'Yes' by Oshun

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Nerdanel and Fëanor had seven sons together. This was written for the SWG 5th Birthday celebration based on the Theme: Five Things, updated to include numerous B2MeM 2012 prompts.

Categories: The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Elf: Celegorm, Elf: Curufin, Elf: Fëanor, Elf: Finarfin, Elf: Fingolfin, Elf: Fingon, Elf: Finwë, Elf: Indis, Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Maglor, Elf: Mahtan, Elf: Nerdanel
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Coming of Age, Family, Romance-het
Places: Other place in Arda, Undying Lands: Aman, Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: 1. use of profane or obscene language, 5. mild sexual content, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 6    |    Word count: 15220    |    Read Count: 686
Completed: No    |    Updated: 10/06/13    |    Published: 10/21/12
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While These Visions Did Appear by Oshun

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These are my responses in graphic format to B2MeM 2013 prompts.

If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber'd here
While these visions did appear.
--
Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Categories: Artwork, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Characters: As a Group: Ainur, As a Group: Dwarves, As a Group: Edain, As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Númenóreans, As a Group: Sons of Fëanor, As a Group: Teleri, Edain: Beren, Elf: Fëanor, Elf: Lúthien, Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Maglor, Half-Elven: Eärendil the Mariner, Númenórean: Ar-Pharazôn, Other: Glaurung, Other: Morgoth/Melkor, Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord, Vala: Varda
Genres: Artwork: photomanip
Places: Angband, Beleriand, Númenor, Other place in Arda
Times: 1-First Age, 1-First Age: middle, 1-First Age: late, 2-Second Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 13    |    Word count: 602    |    Read Count: 7713
Completed: No    |    Updated: 04/09/13    |    Published: 04/09/13
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Erendis: A Love Story by Oshun

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A more intimate recounting of aspects of the story of Erendis and Aldarion, one of Tolkien's most detailed love stories.

"As a woman and the wife of the sixth ruler of Númenor, Tar-Aldarion, Erendis rivals the most significant women in Tolkien’s legendarium in forcefulness of personality and certainly in sheer number of words expended upon her behalf." Lifted right out of my own biography of Erendis on the Silmarillion Writers Guild.

Categories: Unfinished Tales
Characters: As a Group: Númenóreans, Númenórean: Erendis, Númenórean: Tar-Aldarion, Númenórean: Tar-Meneldur, Númenórean: Vëantur
Genres: Drama, Family, Romance-het, Short story
Places: Númenor
Times: 2-Second Age
Warnings: 6. adult themes, 7. sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 3    |    Word count: 11156    |    Read Count: 284
Completed: No    |    Updated: 04/09/13    |    Published: 01/24/13
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Feature The Princess and the Horse Lord by Oshun

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The novel begins as a coming of age story set in a time of war and its aftermath. Interaction with a dramatically changed Arda reveals new challenges for beloved canon characters. Their stories are not recounted with ponderous reverence, but with humor and sympathy for individuals who are flawed, passionate, funny, and conflicted. This is not one's standard Eomer/Lothiriel formula romance. (2006 MEFA Second Place, Romance-Incomplete)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Erestor, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Elf: Glorfindel, Gondorian: Amrothos of Dol Amroth, Gondorian: Erchirion, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth, Gondorian: Lothíriel of Dol Amroth, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Rohirrim: Éomer, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Coming of Age, Drama, Epic, Family, Novel, Romance-het, Romance-slash
Places: Lothlórien, Rivendell/Imladris, Gondor, Gondor: Dol Amroth, Gondor: Ithilien, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Rohan: Edoras, Undying Lands: Aman
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 1. use of profane or obscene language, 6. adult themes, 7. sexual content , 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 38    |    Word count: 130345    |    Read Count: 4314
Completed: No    |    Updated: 01/07/13    |    Published: 11/28/11
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Little Estel by Oshun

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An AU story which assumes that Legolas tells Aragorn the night before the council of Elrond about what happened with Gollum. Let go of those canon prejudices, ladies and gentlemen. Just pretend it is a film script.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Alternate Universe, General, Short story
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 4. sexual content implied, 6. adult themes
Series: 63. 2012 Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2992    |    Read Count: 354
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/04/13    |    Published: 01/04/13
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Samhain in Mirkwood by Oshun

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It's a little Legolas fic! (Not my standard choice!) Written as a tribute to Ignoble Bard and his Halloween Birthday! He loves Legolas and he loves Halloween. So I did what I could. Some day I will write the meaty Legolas fic he deserves.

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Elf: Thranduil
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Family
Places: Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 191    |    Read Count: 849
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/31/12    |    Published: 10/31/12
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Yávië in Formenos by Oshun

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When he encounters a new harvest worker, a farmer in Formenos is reminded of the great march under starlight across the east of Middle-earth to the shores of the Great Sea. MPTT Harvest Challenge, October 2012; Prompts: waggon, help, young. Beta: Ignoblebard.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Fingon
Genres: Family, General
Places: Undying Lands
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 506    |    Read Count: 1397
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/26/12    |    Published: 10/26/12
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The Beautiful Battlements of the Fortress on Himring Hill by Oshun

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Written at the request of Moetushie-–in the form of a comment fic on her LJ. Not much of a plot, simply Fingon and Maedhros sitting in a room at the top of Himring Hill Castle K-I-S-S-I-N-G. With a Beta read by Ignoble Bard and with some serious help from him in closing it--he wrote the last sentence; I edited it lightly.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Erestor, Elf: Fingon, Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Maglor
Genres: Family, General, Romance-slash, Short story
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: middle
Warnings: 1. use of profane or obscene language, 4. sexual content implied
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1152    |    Read Count: 324
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/13/12    |    Published: 10/13/12
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About Losgar Again by Oshun

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Prompt: "Defiance is defined as the willingness to contend or fight. Write a story or poem or create artwork where the characters defy authority in some way." Summary: Maedhros defied his father. Maglor did not.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Fëanor, Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Maglor
Genres: Drama, Family
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 258    |    Read Count: 942
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/25/12    |    Published: 09/25/12
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An Apple a Day by Oshun

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There is an epidemic in Minas Tirith which never made the history books. A small boy endures as best he can. Bear with me, please. I have my own strong opinions on manners and style in the household of King Elessar and the concepts that Eldarion might address his father in the language of Quenya and his mother in Sindarin.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Gondorian: Eldarion, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Female Character
Genres: Family, General
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1101    |    Read Count: 1296
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/11/12    |    Published: 09/11/12
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A Vault of Topless Trees by Oshun

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Prompt for B2MeM, Menegroth: Write a story that will illustrate the consequences of isolation. Galadriel stays in Doriath, while Finrod leaves without her. Thank you so much to the writers of the Lizard Council for suggestions and corrections.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Angrod, Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Finrod Felagund, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis
Genres: Family, General
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1172    |    Read Count: 1151
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/31/12    |    Published: 08/31/12
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Feature Ulmo's Palace by Oshun

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Curufin and Ulmo's Palace; for the Genfic Swap at Elffetish

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Celebrimbor, Elf: Curufin
Genres: Action/Adventure, Coming of Age, Drama, Family
Places: None
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: 1. use of profane or obscene language, 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 2531    |    Read Count: 1374
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/29/12    |    Published: 08/29/12
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Feature A Ponderous Tome by Oshun

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A character study of young Elrond and a reflection on an aspect of his relationship with Maedhros and Maglor; in response to Day 26 of the B2MeM challenge. The prompt is: “a teacher who played a key role . . . . write a character who educated his people in some way.”

MEFA 2009,  Third Place - First Age and Prior:
Featuring Maedhros or Maglor

Tree and Flower Awards 2013, First Place
Favorite Characterization of Elrond

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Maglor, Half-Elven: Elrond, Númenórean: Elros
Genres: Character study, Coming of Age
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: 1. use of profane or obscene language
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1084    |    Read Count: 2555
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/29/12    |    Published: 08/29/12
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Feature On Writing Tolkien's Elves by Oshun

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Better late than never, I hope. I took the opportunity of the August 2012 Non-fiction challenge at the LotR Community Live Journal to write up some very personal thoughts of my own. I spend a part of every month, trying to write a character biography for the Silmarillion Writers Guild. Those are certainly not free of opinion, but are hopefully written in a more objective and overall more scholarly tone than this one. Anyway, for your kind perusal is this piece, halfway between a rant and a whine, but filled with not only with heart, but references to the texts.

Categories: Essay--Canon, Essay--Writing
Characters: As a Group: The Valar, As a Group: Elves
Genres: Essay (non-fiction)
Places: None
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4752    |    Read Count: 5087
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/24/12    |    Published: 08/24/12
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"Miscellaneous Small Things" by Oshun

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Art: Assorted icons created for the July 2012 Art Challenge: Miniature.

Categories: Artwork, Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Artwork: photomanip
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 57. Art Challenge 4: July 2012: Miniature
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 345    |    Read Count: 1510
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/02/12    |    Published: 08/02/12
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Horse Talk. by Oshun

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Written for the Back to Middle-earth Month Prompts - All Beasts Foul and Fair: Firefoot and  Economy: Scarcity.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Gondorian: Lothíriel of Dol Amroth, Other: Firefoot, Rohirrim: Éomer
Genres: Romance-het
Places: Rohan: Edoras
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 782    |    Read Count: 1455
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/08/12    |    Published: 03/08/12
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