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bullet Bear It Still For Me A While by Cairistiona Last Updated: 3/24/2014
The Standard-bearer's thoughts turn homeward as he readies for war. Written for B2MeM 2014, prompt: Spring Landscape. Touches on themes of war, prophecy and death, though this is not a deathfic. Tissues might come in handy, though.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 3/24/2014
bullet Feffers by Cairistiona Last Updated: 12/20/2013
When the littlest among them has a broken heart, all of Rivendell are moved to provide comfort, even Master Elrond’s household staff. A sequel of sorts to To Find A Heart. Written for the 2012 B2MeM. Thank you, Suzll, for the quick turn-around beta, and to Prof. Tolkien for giving us such a wonderful playground. Slight warning for themes of death.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/20/2013
bullet I Came Upon A Mighty Wood by Cairistiona Last Updated: 10/16/2013
Aragorn wants nothing more than to get back home to the West, but a sight he did not expect to see causes a detour. Written for Teitho "Magic" challenge. 2nd Place. Rated for some scary elements, though this is by no means a horror story.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/16/2013
bullet The Days of the King by Cairistiona Last Updated: 9/27/2013
A collection of ficlets and drabbles chronicling the life and times of King Elessar. Ratings will range the entire spectrum, from G to R, and there's no telling who might drop in. Chapter 3 added: "I Spy", a Telcontar family portrait one-shot.
Rating: R Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 3 Published: 6/30/2010
bullet The Depths of Memory by Cairistiona Last Updated: 6/17/2013
A young Chieftain discovers that sometimes healing isn’t always about restoring the mortal body, but reaching the lost spirit. Rated for themes of aging and end-of-life issues, though this isn’t a death fic. Tissues may or may not be required. Tied for 2nd place, Teitho "Capture" challenge.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/17/2013
bullet The Day the Stranger Came by Cairistiona Last Updated: 5/1/2013
A widow of Rohan has an unexpected visitor. A birthday short story for Lily Baggins. Rated for some mild adult humor and medical/injury details (there be blood...) Many thanks to Nath, Curiouswombat and the rest of my LJ friends for the beta! Middle-earth and all its environs and inhabitants belong to Tolkien; thank you, good Sir, for creating such a lavish playground!
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 4/30/2013
bullet Eggs By the Fire, A Ranger and the Hobbit Tale by Cairistiona Last Updated: 1/14/2013
Strider runs from the Barrow Downs and into an old friend. Written for Shirebound when she was offline because of surgery. May your thumb be stronger than ever! Thanks to Inzilbeth for the beta.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 3 Published: 1/7/2013
bullet Sons of Forgotten Kings by Cairistiona Last Updated: 10/31/2011
A collection of drabbles, ficlets and assorted other short works about the Dúnedain of the North. Aragorn and Halbarad will be featured prominently, but other canon and original characters will make appearances as the muse strikes, from Elladan and Elrohir to Ivorwen and Dírhael. Most entries will be G or PG but any that are not will be clearly marked. Chapter 10, "Lonely Journey South", a Halloween drabble, is the latest entry.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 10 Published: 2/24/2009
bullet No Better Name by Cairistiona Last Updated: 10/25/2011
The second in the Rushlight Trilogy, which began unexpectedly with the Teitho story, “By Such a Foolish Name”. Bowen Rushlight brings home a Ranger in need and finds his ideas about Rangers tossed to the winds. Rated for references to the harsher aspects of Denlad's childhood, but nothing at all graphic.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 13 Published: 9/13/2011
bullet By Such a Foolish Name by Cairistiona Last Updated: 6/17/2011
A farmer meets a stranger with an even stranger name on a rainy afternoon in Bree. Winner of Teitho "Names" challenge. 2011 MEFA nomination.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/17/2011
bullet The Ranger and the Man In Yellow Boots by Cairistiona Last Updated: 5/29/2011
On his own in the Wilds and on the cusp of taking his place as leader of his people, a young Ranger has a mishap that leads to a bemusing encounter. A fic in 3 chapters for Inzilbeth on her birthday. 2011 MEFA nomination.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 3 Published: 5/24/2011
bullet The Ranger and the Eagles by Cairistiona Last Updated: 2/7/2011
The hunt for Gollum has passed its first summer, but will it survive its first winter? A tale for Lily Baggins, who wanted a simple hurt-comfort drabble between Aragorn and Gandalf... but a drabble just wouldn't do! Special thanks to Inzilbeth and Estelcontar for their faithful beta-work (and work it was at times!) 2011 MEFA nomination.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 12 Published: 12/30/2010
bullet The Riddle of Strider by Cairistiona Last Updated: 5/19/2010
He shepherded them all the way to Rivendell... but do they really have any idea who this mysterious Strider is? A gapfiller in three chapters. For Shirebound and Minerva Organa, whose requests provided the inspiration for this. 2010 MEFA nominee.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 3 Published: 3/3/2010
bullet The Bitter and the Sweet by Cairistiona Last Updated: 1/7/2010
A meeting of Kings beyond the Dark Sea. 2010 MEFA nominee.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 1/7/2010
bullet A Star in Midwinter by Cairistiona Last Updated: 12/25/2009
A young man's journey to belonging. A Mettarë story of the Dúnedain. Merry Christmas everyone! 2010 MEFA nominee.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 10 Published: 12/17/2009
bullet The Ranger and the Hobbit by Cairistiona Last Updated: 11/28/2009
An AU-ish tale that’s less AU than it is “what if”: what if, as the Dúnedain patrol the region around the Shire, Aragorn has an encounter with an intrepid, resourceful hobbit, one with the same mettle as Bilbo and a similar yen for adventure? And what if Aragorn also has an encounter with some men with less friendly intentions? Tookishness and Rangerliness both abound in this tale of a quiet patrol turned disastrous. 2010 MEFA nominee.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 13 Published: 10/26/2009
bullet To Look Out Upon Life by Cairistiona Last Updated: 10/8/2009
A small ficlet composed of five connected drabbles, following the life of a Man in Middle-earth. Originally written for the OAA prompt "Windows".
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/8/2009
bullet At Hope's Edge - The Appendices by Cairistiona Last Updated: 5/15/2009
These might best be described as "deleted scenes" or "bonus material" to my story "At Hope's Edge" - short ficlets and sketches that I wrote in order to fully understand the characters and the situations in which they found themselves. Being "deleted scenes", some of the details may not match completely with the events in "At Hope's Edge", but most come close. While it is not necessary to read that story first, these will contain spoilers. Elrond's Tale - Part 2 completes Elrond's Tale.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 2 Published: 4/26/2009
bullet On a Spring Morn by Cairistiona Last Updated: 5/4/2009
Life is renewed on a chill morning in the North. A birthday ficlet for Inzilbeth. 3rd Place, 2009 MEFA
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/4/2009
bullet At Hope's Edge by Cairistiona Last Updated: 4/27/2009
It is October, T.A. 3000, and the Dúnedain continue to dwindle, a scattered remnant held together by hope in their Chieftain. But what happens when the Chieftain’s own hope starts to falter? An exploration of tragedy, grief, injury and illness and its effects on "the most hardy of living Men". Complete. 1st Place winner, 2009 MEFA. Rated for violence, angst, and OC character death. Except for a handful of OC’s, the characters belong to Prof. Tolkien.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 28 Published: 12/8/2008
bullet An Unexpected Feast by Cairistiona Last Updated: 4/14/2009
Thorongil learned many things in his travels, not least of which was to eat what was placed before him. And hope not to die in the attempt. 1st Place Teitho - "Eat, Drink, and Be Merry". 1st Place winner, 2009 MEFA. Warning: Requires a bit of a strong stomach. And perhaps it would be wise not to consume any beverages while reading. Just in case.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 4/14/2009
bullet Midsummer in the Year of the Fall of Sauron by Cairistiona Last Updated: 2/14/2009
A short story of the love between King Elessar and his Queen. Rated R for adult content regarding a wedding night, although there is nothing explicit. Many thanks to Inzilbeth, my tireless beta and good friend. Dedicated to lovers everywhere who have found their soul mates. Happy Valentine’s Day! 3rd Place, 2009 MEFA. Update: There is an illustrated version, with a tiny new epilogue, on my LJ: http://cairistiona7.livejournal.com/587442.html
Rating: R Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 2/14/2009
bullet Keeping Watch by Cairistiona Last Updated: 12/1/2008
A series of drabbles, double drabbles, etc. to form a complete stream-of-consciousness story as Halbarad, with the help of Elladan and Elrohir, keeps watch over an ill Aragorn. Prequel to the upcoming story, “At Hope’s Edge”. Written for the NaQuaWriMo challenge. All characters, except Halbarad's cantankerous steed Tarlanc, belong to Professor Tolkien and are only lovingly borrowed. 3rd Place, 2009 MEFA; Winner Best Hurt/Comfort Story, 2009 Golden Quill Awards.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/1/2008
bullet To Find a Heart by Cairistiona Last Updated: 11/18/2008
The birth of a Man plunges Elladan into a journey of anguish and joy. A birthday story, complete in one chapter, for Lady Roisin. Features Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond and a very young Aragorn and a brand new King Elesser, and other canon characters like Gilraen, Ivorwen and Dírhael. Unbeta’d; the characters are Tolkien’s; the mistakes my own. Rated for battle scenes and character death.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/18/2008
bullet The Mariner's Son by Cairistiona Last Updated: 5/5/2008
The One Ring is not the only ring that brings peril to Heir of Isildur.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 5/5/2008