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Biography:   Hi, I'm Citrine! You may or may not know me from FanFiction.net. I've been posting there for about a year, but I've been writing fanfic since before I knew it had a name. The first four stories I've submitted here are the stories I love best, the ones that turned out closest to the result I was looking for. I can't promise that they're all pure gold, but even brass can be beautiful when it's polished to a shine:)
bullet Worth Last Updated: 3/29/2011
This is why Frodo wanted to go alone into the Black Land. ( Another story MIA since forever ago. Short, AU, and dark. Tender-hearted reader, beware.)2011 MEFA Nominee(!!)
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 3/29/2011
bullet New Roads and Secret Gates Last Updated: 3/25/2011
Yet another collection of unrelated short LotR ficlets, drabbles, and whatnot: And now belatedly, 'A Dream in the House of Beorn', a double-drabble from The Hobbit, MIA since about 2006.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 16 Published: 9/5/2005
bullet Four Seasons Last Updated: 4/16/2007
Just a rambly little something in four parts. Four seasons in the life of Merry and Pippin from childhood to old age. Rated G for gen and a F for fluff. NOW the last two parts together: Autumn-Merry's lost and Pippin helps him find his way back home, and Winter-In Minas Tirith, an aged Merry has a bad cold and a bad dream.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 4/11/2007
bullet Before and After Last Updated: 10/8/2006
This is for Lindelea, who requested a fic with two scenes: Bilbo and Pippin in discussion, talking about trolls, at Rivendell, with Part 1 before the Fellowship leaves on the Quest, and Part 2 after the Fellowship gets back from the Quest. Part 2 got a tad bittersweet.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/8/2006
bullet Little Lad Lost Last Updated: 6/17/2006
Part five, conclusion: The hobbits of Bag End finally track down and retrieve their missing Took, and Lobelia is flabbergasted to discover the true identity of her 'foundling'. (Now complete, and starring pretty much everyone: Lobelia, my OC Posy Chubb-Baggins, Lotho, Pippin, Frodo, Pearl, Sam, May, Bell, Eglantine Took, Pimpernel, and Pervinca, with nonspeaking roles by Hamfast, Hamson, Halfred, Bilbo, Daisy, Marigold, and Merry. Whew!)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 5 Published: 6/11/2006
bullet A Practical Romance Last Updated: 3/24/2006
A short bit of Merry/Estella fluff and romance for Budgie: Merry recoups from a relapse into Shadow at Brandy Hall, Estella has a secret, and they squabble, and makeup over cakes and tea. Slightly PG for one mild swear word and some passionately Victorian smooching.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 3/24/2006
bullet Always Last Updated: 11/28/2005
The next part of Always: Never Fading, a heaping helping of WeeMerry angst for Anso. Frodo leaves Buckland for good, and little Merry hides his heavy heart.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 10/26/2005
bullet Love Letters Last Updated: 8/27/2005
One-shot pre-Quest story: Bilbo ponders Frodo's adoption, and a careless gift to little Sam backfires badly. Gen and sweet, but may inspire urges to kick the Gaffer in the shins.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/27/2005
bullet In The Fair Evening Last Updated: 8/14/2005
Short ficlet, minor gapfiller, written for Marigold's 19th Story Challenge: Minas Tirith waits for news from the East, and a love-struck Faramir and a homesick Merry chat about Eowyn...
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/13/2005
bullet Many Paths to Tread Last Updated: 8/4/2005
Because everyone else is doing it:) A collection of very short, unrelated LOTR fanfics, to be updated whenever inspiration strikes. Now up: 'Rosie's Gift'-Sam/Rosie double-drabble, Rosie's (not entirely) unselfish gift of love to Sam.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 16 Published: 1/14/2005
bullet The Shadow of the Pelennor Last Updated: 7/28/2005
A little vignette for Marigold's 18th Story Challenge: Saradoc and Esmeralda come to understand that their son had a hand in slaying the dreaded Witch-king of Angmar.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/27/2005
bullet Nothing is Given Last Updated: 6/17/2005
The web is woven, the trap is sprung: Lotho Sackville-Baggins goes for a walk, and comes home to a nasty surprise. (Written for Marigold's 17th Story Challenge.)
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/17/2005
bullet Cloud and Shade Last Updated: 1/10/2005
Short story, pre-Quest: Young Frodo and little Pippin in the hayfields of Whitwell, a pail of blackberries, and shadows of things to come.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 1/10/2005
bullet With Much Love, From Your Sam Last Updated: 12/11/2004
Short ficlet, written for Marigold's Eleventh Story Challenge: A decade after the War of the Ring, Sam writes a birthday letter to Frodo...
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/11/2004
bullet A Merry Meeting Last Updated: 11/23/2004
[Written for Marigold's 10th Story Challenge] While Frodo talks with Bilbo in the Hall of Fire, Merry and Pippin entertain themselves, and meet a certain Elf...
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/23/2004
bullet The Long Grey Road Last Updated: 10/13/2004
Another shortshort bittersweet story, written for Marigold's 9th Story Challenge: Merry and Pippin go for a long walk together...
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/13/2004
bullet Lullaby Last Updated: 8/12/2004
Short, short story, written for Marigold's 7th Story Challenge. Smeagol comes home to his Granny after an eventful day on the river. Slightly icky, rated PG for general creepyness.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/12/2004
bullet Through Shadow Last Updated: 5/2/2004
For Hai Took: Merry and Pippin reunited in Ithilien after the Black Gate. Short story, mild humor, very light angst. Rated PG for the bit of naughty humor, just to be safe, but no slash intended.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/2/2004
bullet A Path With No Returning Last Updated: 4/13/2004
Two badly wounded hobbits find each other after the Battle of Fornost. (Ancient Shire history, no familiar characters. Warning: Made author cry, hankies recommended.)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 4/13/2004
bullet A Day's Wait Last Updated: 3/25/2004
Two very old friends, and a final farewell at the end of the road. Stars Merry, Pippin, and a sizeable amount of heartbreak. Very short and bittersweet, previously posted at Fanfic.net.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 3/25/2004
bullet The Last Hour Last Updated: 3/18/2004
Another short, sad vignette, gapfiller, entirely bookverse. After The Last Debate, Merry and Pippin pass a little time before the Armies of the West depart from Minas Tirith.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 3/18/2004
bullet In Memorium Last Updated: 3/13/2004
Short AU story, set many years after the Quest. Merry raises a glass to absent friends...(Originally written for Marigold Cotton's second Story Challenge, can be found at her website and at FanFic.net.)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 3/13/2004
bullet A Song Against the Dark Last Updated: 2/18/2004
Small vignette, minor gapfiller. A moment of hope (and hopelessness,) a few hours after Merry was taken to the Houses of Healing. (Written for Marigold's first story challenge, can also be found at Fanfic.net and West of the Moon.) Mostly bookverse, with an obvious touch of movie.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 2/18/2004
bullet Seeing Stars Last Updated: 12/29/2003
Bilbo, young Frodo, early birthday gifts or the lack thereof, minor catastrophe and apple tart. Just a sweet, funny little bit of story, with a weensy bending of canon. (For Tathar, who gave me the plotbunny:)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 12/25/2003
bullet The Bitter Cup Last Updated: 12/1/2003
How the child Grima came to Meduseld. (A short, unhappy 'prequel' to 'The Taste of Strong Mead', published here and at Fanfic.net.)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/1/2003
bullet The Taste of Strong Mead Last Updated: 11/21/2003
Very short story about a young Grima and his first taste of power. Every villian has to start somewhere.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/21/2003
bullet A Far Green Country Last Updated: 10/23/2003
A short, very sweet story about Merry and Pippin near the end of the road. Check your blood-sugar after this one. [Now slightly more polished, and with a revised ending.]
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/23/2003
bullet Hobbit Lessons Last Updated: 9/15/2003
An incident on the road during FOTR, hobbits in trouble, and potential life-lessons for Boromir. [Originally posted at FanFiction.net.]
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 3 Published: 9/2/2003
bullet Mountains Last Updated: 9/9/2003
A fishing trip, a riddle game with evil consequences, and two highly familiar characters only slightly disguised. Rated PG-13 for mild violence and one swear word.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/5/2003
bullet Falling Like Stars Last Updated: 9/9/2003
Silmarillion-based story, two Original Characters, with a few [in]famous characters mentioned, but no cameos. Elves, Nargothrond, a dash of purple prose, and more tragedy than you can shake a stick at. Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing images in later chapters.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 8 Published: 9/7/2003
bullet All That Was Beautiful Last Updated: 9/7/2003
My take on Eowyn's first meeting with Grima. Rated G, but beware of general creepyness. [Story can also be found at FanFic.net and HASA.]
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/6/2003