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Biography:   I've been a Tolkien fan since I was about 14 (many years ago now!) and have to confess that Legolas was always my favourite character. However since I've been writing fanfiction, Elladan and Elrohir seem to have taken his place - though I still write about Legolas and good!Thranduil at times. I hate stories where he is evil and abusive, and always write him as a loving father or husband.

I used to re-read the books about once a year, but that stopped a few years ago, mainly due to time constraints. The films rekindled my interest, and confirmed my opinion that Legolas is still the best! However, I was bitterly disappointed that PJ left Elladan and Elrohir out of the films. They, or Legolas (or all three) feature in all my stories.

I'm English, and live in Devon. I'm married, with two children (23 & 21), one dog and one cat.

I've finally compiled a chronological list of my stories. Here they are, not in the order in which I wrote them, but in the order they are set.

Starlight On Leaves
Two By Two
The First Star Of Midwinter
Lazing On A Sunny Afternoon
Of Balrogs And Battles
In The Pits Of Utumno
A King's Promise
Telparian
A Journey Of Discovery
With Friends Like These
Mid Winter's Eve
Confusion
Mid Winter Gifts
Memory of Darkness
The Picnic
The Search
Night on A Bare Mountain
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Along Came A Spider
Nine Lives
Strange Tales, Or Myths And Misconceptions
Star Gazing
A Short Rest
High Flight
Beyond The Dimrill Gate
Shadows Over Lasgalen
Interlude In Imladris
Going On A Bear Hunt
A Lesser Treason
Burying The Hatchet
A Few Leaves In The Forest
Alas For The Wailing Of The Gulls
Letter From Elladan
Till Death Us Do Part (AU)
To The Ends Of Middle Earth (AU)

(AU means a story does not fit into my own universe of stories, because it deals with the death of a character who should survive)

Jay's Drabbles range across the entire history of Middle-Earth, so don't fit into the timeline.


I also write occasional slash, but don't post it here - e-mail me if you're interested. Please also e-mail me if you have a question or comment that won't go in a review - but if you do, please put the story title (or something LOTR-related) in the subject line - otherwise it will probably go to my junk mail,and get deleted!
bullet A Series Of Culinary Disasters by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 1/25/2014
(Retitled) When Bilbo settled in Imladris in 3002, he brought a family heirloom with him - his mother's recipe book. He prepares a few special dishes for the elves to thank them for their hospitality, but despite his best intentions it results in a series of culinary disasters.

A series of drabbles written for the Tolkien Weekly 'Ailments' challenge.

Haggis: Bilbo prepares his mother's favourite dish. In honour of Burns Night here in the UK!
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 5 Published: 3/23/2013
bullet Nursery Crimes by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 4/3/2013
Erestor tells the twins another nursery rhyme, but Glorfindel gets there first again ...
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 3 Published: 5/28/2012
bullet Jay's Drabblets II by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 3/6/2013
Mostly drabbles but a few doubles, all from various prompts and sources.

New: When Bilbo settled in Imladris in TA 3002 he brought a family heirloom with him – Belladonna’s recipe book. A series of drabbles written for the Tolkien Weekly ‘Ailments’ challenge.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 24 Published: 1/28/2008
bullet Pony Tales - Tales From the Prancing Pony by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 5/4/2012
Aragorn and his brothers have passed through Bree many times, and the old inn could tell many tales if its walls could talk. This is a collection of drabbles, double drabbles and short stories which all take place at the Prancing Pony.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 2 Published: 4/19/2012
bullet Stopping By Woods by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 11/2/2011

A short ghost story for Halloween. Elladan, Elrohir and Estel spend a dismal autumn evening sharing tales with a travelling elf from Gildor's company.

Many thanks to Curious Wombat and Just Ann Now for betaing!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/2/2011
bullet Homecomings by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 10/26/2011
Over the years, Elladan and Elrohir have returned home to Imladris from their travels on many different occasions. However some homecomings have been more memorable than others. A drabble series written for a Tolkien Weekly challenge, now complete.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 6 Published: 10/7/2011
bullet The Cloths Of Heaven by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 9/10/2011

Elladan and Elrohir make their first visit to Ithilien to see the new colony Legolas has created. In the settlement Elrohir encounters an old friend.

Many thanks to Curious Wombat for the beta!!

Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 1 Published: 9/10/2011
bullet Dance With Me? by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 7/29/2011
It is the eve of a meeting of the three Elven realms for the Ten Year Council - and Elrohir is up to his old tricks. Written for a 'Dancing' challenge.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/29/2011
bullet Breakfast In Bed by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 7/20/2011
Elrohir gets an unexpected early morning awakening. Written for a 'Breakfast' prompt.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/20/2011
bullet The Healer's Path by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 4/10/2011
A series of drabbles following Estel's journey to becoming a healer. Written for the Tolkien Weekly 'Tangled Web' challenge. Characters: Estel and Elrohir
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 6 Published: 4/10/2011
bullet Water, Water, Everywhere ... by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 3/27/2011
A series of drabbles written for the Tolkien Weekly 'Water' challenge.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 6 Published: 3/27/2011
bullet An Autumn Journey by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 5/14/2010
September/October 3018: Elladan and Elrohir seek information after news from the Shire. A story told in a series of six drabbles for the 'Harvest' challenge on the Tolkien Weekly site.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/14/2010
bullet Dereliction Of Duty by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 11/20/2009
Elladan and Elrohir are young warriors under Glorfindel's watchful eye as they undertake their first ever patrol - but on the last night before they return home Elladan makes a serious error of judgement.

As before, many, many thanks to Peredhil Lover for brilliant beta work and spotting all the things I'd missed.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 2 Published: 9/8/2009
bullet Rainbow Drabbles by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 9/3/2009
A series of drabbles reflecting scenes from the War of the Ring, each prompted by a colour of the rainbow. Posted in chronological order rather than by prompt, as they make more sense that way.

Written for the Tolkien Weekly Rainbow challenge.

Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 8 Published: 8/13/2009
bullet On The Eve Of Battle by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 6/27/2009
On the eve of the battle before the Black Gate, Elladan and Elrohir are in a sombre mood.

Written for the ALEC 'Last Words' challenge.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/27/2009
bullet Beyond The Dimrill Gate by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 5/23/2009
‘But when Estel was only twenty years of age, it chanced that he returned to Rivendell after great deeds in the company of the sons of Elrond …’ Epilogue: 'A Son Of Two Fathers'. Elrond has revealed Estel's true identity, and Elrohir reveals a lingering nightmare from his journey through Moria. As always, many thanks to Aglarien for the beta.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 15 Published: 5/1/2006
bullet Till Death Us Do Part by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 5/10/2009
Epilogue: Where Time Has No Meaning Curiouswombat requested a story set at some stage after the end of this tale. Elrohir talks with Námo and faces a choice.

(Warning: character death and angst)
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 3 Published: 5/1/2005
bullet Oft Hope Is Born, When All Is Forlorn by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 3/13/2009
March 14, 3019: Aragorn has captured the fleet at Pelargir, but it is becalmed until a fresh wind blows from the sea - with a little help from one of the sons of Elrond. A pair of double drabbles for Elena Tiriel.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 3/13/2009
bullet With Friends Like These by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 3/7/2009
The story is a series of misadventures chronicling the early, 'teenage' years of Elladan, Elrohir and Legolas. Action, humour and angst.

This series starts in TA 147. Elladan and Elrohir are seventeen, Legolas is twelve. I have made one very small departure from canon, and moved Arwen’s birth forward by 100 years. This was necessary so the four can grow up together in the course of the story.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 33 Published: 12/5/2003
bullet Shelter From The Storm by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 12/2/2008
Elrohir finds unexpected sanctuary when he is separated from the patrol he is riding with and becomes lost in a blizzard. A ghost story for winter, written for the 'A Long Expected Contest' challenge.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/2/2008
bullet Glorfindel of Gondolin by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 11/22/2008
While cleaning the library of Imladris, Elrohir makes an interesting discovery.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/22/2008
bullet Letters by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 11/14/2008
A series of letters written for the 10 Letters challenge. All the letters are from Elrohir (you had to ask?) to different characters and sparked by different prompts.

Imladris, 2509: Elrohir writes to Taniquel with plans for the future that may never be fulfilled.

Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 9 Published: 11/27/2007
bullet Jumping To Conclusions by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 10/6/2008
Elrond's peaceful afternoon is shattered when his sons decide to play a new game based on a story they heard the night before. And as usual, Glorfindel gets the blame.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/6/2008
bullet Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow ... by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 9/17/2008
Elrohir endures his father's treatment as he recovers from a fall off the stable roof - and gets unexpected support from Elladan.

Dedicated to the real Elrohir on my flist, who has undergone surgery. He's trying to persuade Elladan to shave his head in sympathy ...
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/17/2008
bullet Wedding Woes by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 8/11/2008
The message was simple and straightforward, if rather brief: ‘I have news. Meet me at the Prancing Pony in Bree before the next full moon. Arathorn.’

For Bodkin's birthday - a little late, I'm afraid!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/11/2008
bullet First Impressions by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 7/18/2008
Written for the 'First Impressions' challenge at TripleDogDare. A series of five drabbles from different points of view, sharing their first impressions of Elladan and Elrohir.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/18/2008
bullet Fording The Greyflood by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 6/25/2008
I wandered by roads forgotten, seeking the house of Elrond, of which many had heard but few knew where it lay. Boromir's journey to Imladris is long and wearisome, and not without incident.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/25/2008
bullet The Road Not Taken by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 4/16/2008
Elladan agonises over the choice of the Peredhel between mortality and immortality - but haunted by a prophetic dream, he fears he has left his decision too late.

A companion piece to Elrohir's letter on the same subject, which I've reposted at the end.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 4/16/2008
bullet The Legend Of The Grey Riders by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 3/14/2008
After the funeral of Théoden, Elladan and Elrohir learn of an ancient legend to which they hold the key. But are some mysteries best left unsolved? A birthday ficlet for Elena Tiriel.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 3/14/2008
bullet Celebrían's Special Day by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 3/1/2008
A short story to celebrate Mother's Day tomorrow in the UK. Celebrían also has a special day, and Elladan and Elrohir plan a surprise for her - a greater surprise than they realise. Rating is for hinted at marital activities.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 3/1/2008
bullet The Librarian by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 2/25/2008
At times Thranduil finds it hard to bring up a lively, imaginative child on his own. A fluffy one-shot, written for Dot's birthday.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 2/25/2008
bullet A Time To Embrace by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 2/20/2008
Just over a year ago, a challenge was issued by the Royal Mirkwood group to write a story based on a quote from Ecclesiastes. I chose the phrase 'A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing,' wrote the first part, and then forgot about it. Here, at last, is the completed story - two short scenes with Thranduil and Legolas, set many years apart.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 2/20/2008
bullet Night On A Bare Mountain by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 2/5/2008
While travelling home across the Misty Mountains, Elrohir encounters unexpectedly severe weather. Injured and alone, he discovers just how strong his link with Elladan is.

Chapter Six: 'Questions And Answers', plus Epilogue.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 6 Published: 1/12/2007
bullet Jay's Drabblets by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 1/16/2008
A collection of drabbles, covering a range of eras and characters, in response to various challenges, birthday requests and random plot bunnies.

'A Large, Bold Hand' - ‘[Ori] could write well and speedily, and often used the Elvish characters’ – Gimli, in ‘The Bridge Of Khazad-Dûm’. An explanation of how Ori came to learn Elvish writing.

Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 100 Published: 3/26/2004
bullet Thoughts From Home by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 1/8/2008
Elrond passes a lonely Midwinter without those he loves - but there is always hope for the future, and a wish on the Midwinter star comes true.

A sequel to Far From Home.

Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 1/8/2008
bullet Far From Home by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 12/21/2007
This is an extended version of a drabble of the same name, because I felt the story needed more depth. Trapped by a blizzard, Elladan and Elrohir face a bleak, lonely Midwinter far from home - and they begin to question their priorities.

Thoughts From Home is a sequel to this story.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/21/2007
bullet The Rider - Finding Trouble by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 10/19/2007
Way back in April, I succumbed to a new challenge ...

This is a story written for the Fanfic Tumble, where several authors each wrote a chapter for a series of stories.

This is one of the results - I wrote the first and final chapters; others (Eveningrainfall, Lin4Gondor, Nautika3, Lady Branwyn & Imaginingma) wrote the others.

An explanation of this madness can be found here
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 8 Published: 10/19/2007
bullet Wedding Nerves by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 9/11/2007
A story written for a birthday request. It was supposed to be a drabble, but it grew! It shows Aragorn as King, on the brink of his wedding to Arwen. Elladan and Elrohir - of course - make their presence felt.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/11/2007
bullet The Price Of Being Peredhil by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 8/28/2007
The Valar's gift to the Peredhil of the choice between mortality and immortality comes at a high price. An elf says farewell to his brother and twin.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/28/2007
bullet Watching The Sunrise by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 8/22/2007
On midsummer's day, Elrohir tries to persuade Elladan to wake up early.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/22/2007
bullet Balrog's Balls! by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 8/13/2007
Just where did Elrohir learn that unfortunate expression? It's all Glorfindel's fault, of course ...

A (belated) birthday ficlet for Bodkin.

Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/13/2007
bullet The Best Begetting Day Ever by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 6/25/2007
Elladan and Elrohir celebrate their begetting day, and an unexpected visitor returns. For Nilmandra's birthday, but a little late I'm afraid. Elladan, Elrohir, Glorfindel, Elrond & Celebrían.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/25/2007
bullet The Treasure Hunt by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 2/24/2007
Elladan and Elrohir are bored and lonely while their parents are away in Lothlórien. They need a diversion ... For Dot's birthday.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 2/24/2007
bullet The First Star Of Mid Winter by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 12/14/2006
Elrond and his family prepare to celebrate the Mid Winter festival in Imladris. A short story for Christmas - with an elvish twist.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/14/2006
bullet Promises To Keep by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 10/29/2006
A melancholy Thranduil has a strange encounter in the woods of Lasgalen. Written for the Royal Mirkwood group's challenge to write an elvish ghost story for Halloween.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/29/2006
bullet The Orc Trap by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 10/5/2006
Glorfindel discovers Elladan and Elrohir plotting to build an orc trap.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/5/2006
bullet A Narrow Escape by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 8/18/2006
He gasped as he hit the icy water, choking on a mouthful of liquid fire, and pain shot through him as he fell against the half-submerged rocks. There was a blinding flash as his head struck one of the boulders, and then he plunged into darkness. Elladan is injured while travelling alone in a remote corner of Imladris.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/18/2006
bullet A Crown Of Woodland Flowers by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 7/29/2006
The Elvenking in The Hobbit wore a crown of leaves and woodland flowers. But what is the story behind the origin of Thranduil's crown? Set in the first year of the Third Age. A belated birthday gift for Daw the Minstrel, and an early one for Bodkin!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/29/2006
bullet Flet Building by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 5/17/2006
Elladan and Elrohir try to build a flet like those they saw in Lórien - but their plans are a little ambitious.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/17/2006
bullet Lazing on A Sunny Afternoon by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 4/17/2006
Celebrían plans a quiet afternoon alone, but her plans are thwarted. Elfling fluff with Celebrían, Elladan and Elrohir.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 4/17/2006
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