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Interrupted Journeys: Part 7 The course of love  by elliska 6 Review(s)
perellethReviewed Chapter: 5 on 5/15/2011
A wonderful opening quote!!!!

And poor Thranduil really, having his day so abruptly interrupted! :-) GAlithil has grown up quite nicely. It was fun seeing him picking at Legolas, when he has his own story, but he has really sobered up an dno wonder, what with the problem at hand... And Thranduil being unable to glare at Maidhien was really amusing.

Author Reply: Calderon is great, isn't he? And so is Galithil. He is having fun being the one not in trouble for once. At least not in trouble with Thranduil. Dannenion is worse, poor thing.

Thranduil needs a daughter. ;-)

Thanks so much for the reviews! I really appreciate them!

CandissDReviewed Chapter: 5 on 5/10/2011
I can't wait to see what happens!update when you can! :)

Author Reply: Sorry for being so long in replying. Thanks so much for the reviews. I hope you continue to enjoy!

FantasiaReviewed Chapter: 5 on 5/9/2011
"Getting rid of Dannenion might indeed be possible" That is the best solution, place a spider under his bed and bye-bye...really, what a mess, Romeo and Juliet fell short with these two.

Maidhien will be such a great addition to the Royal Family; she is a formidable and loyal elleth. I'm impressed with Galithil maturity, is a far cry for those wild years before his parents dead. He will be, without doubt, a great asset in Thranduil court.

Thranduil's fury in the court room, with Legolas guards, was very well done; I was able to feel it, Poor Tulus and Colloth. And poor Legolas, so clueless and in so much trouble, it certainly seems that the whole Kingdom hates him!

Thanks Elliska.

P.S: Love Calderon de La Barca quote, another one appropriated to Galithil and Maidhien could be "y los sueños, sueños son"(Ok, I have no idea how to translate that to English) Right now, everything seems a dream for those two.

Author Reply: LOL! I bet Thranduil would love your solution. It's a lot easier and faster. Maidhien is going to be a good addition indeed, as you will see. Poor Legolas indeed. He is miserable.

And I totally wish I'd thought of "y los sueños, sueños son"! You are right that is perfect. It doesn't sound as nice in English as it does in Spanish though.

Thanks so much for the reviews! Sorry it took me so long to reply this week. It has been insanely busy.

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 5 on 5/9/2011
I forgot to say, "Yes, Legolas, girls talk." One time I was talking to a friend who'd told her husband something about a third friend's married sex life. He said, "How would you even know that?" And the friend I was talking to said, "She told me." He was rocked back on his heels. Girls/women tell one another pretty much everything.

Also, I thought it was funny that Thranduil has no trouble being firm with Galithil, only the weeping Maidhien.

Author Reply: ROTFL! Boys/men must be so shocked to find out how woman talk. It is so funny.

And I'm glad you liked Thranduil with Maidhien. I can so see Thranduil completely undone by a daughter. :-)

LaikwâlssêReviewed Chapter: 5 on 5/9/2011
again a very gripping chapter. I feel so sorry for Galithil and the more so for Maidhien and I´m looking forward how the meeting with the girl´s father will play out and how Thranduil will find a solution. I loved all your "interrupted journeys and this part is no exception. Very good story. I like it very much. Thank you. Lai

Author Reply: Thank you so much! Yes, Maidhien's situation is sad, with her father. And it will get worse before it gets better, poor thing. Thank's so much for the review. I appreciate it so much. Sorry to be so long in replying. My week has been ridiculously busy.

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 5 on 5/9/2011
I know the young ones are in all sorts of distress here, but on finishing this chapter, my first thought was "Poor Thranduil!" LOL. He was just having a boring work day and all this landed in his lap--guards who apparently failed, including one who's been in a problems before; a bunch of squabbling and murderous and pregnant Men; a son who was obviously not where he should have been for reasons Thranduil probably doesn't want to think about; a treasonous subject demanding his daughter and Galithil's scalp; a nephew/foster son in a hopeless romance with a girl whose father is intent on sending her to live in extreme danger. I mean, how much worse could his day get?

Thranduil and his advisors did come up with what sounds like a pretty good solution for the Men though. Legolas made the right decision in taking them to his father.

While Legolas is going to have some 'splaining to do, I'm more worried about Tulus. If he's pays some big price for this escapade, then Legolas is really going to be sorry. I suppose he needs to learn that his guard has to take figurative arrows for him as well as literal ones, so Legolas better not put him in harm's way.

Author Reply: :-) I agree. In its original version the court scene was written in Thranduil's POV. I honestly liked it better that way, but I decided it had to be Legolas's POV, since this is his story ultimately. But yeah, Thranduil has to be wishing for some nice simple petitions at this point, poor guy!

And hopefully, the situation with Tulus has made Legolas feel plenty guilty. It should! But, yes, this has consequences later.

Thanks so much for the reviews! I appreciate them so much!

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