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Reunion in Mirkwood  by Mirkwoodmaiden 2 Review(s)
elizaReviewed Chapter: 8 on 8/18/2020
Oh bother, I could shake these two. lol. I really am enjoying your "Thranduil". You have written both him and Legolas so well, so different but with some of the same character, lol shall we say flaws. It's nice seeing Thranduil as a strong character but no afraid to admit he's wrong, well not afraid to admit it to himself at least.

can't wait to see what trouble our beloved prince manages to get himself into.

Thanks for the great story

Author Reply: Eliza!

Thanks so much for taking the time to write! Fathers and sons it can be a difficult relationship for anyone, Elves included. Even for a father and son who clearly love each other. Both Thranduil and Legolas share a stubborn streak although Legolas has learned to hide his. They are a lot alike. Both are shaped be the love that they feel and it will take them on divergent paths. Both will charge ahead thinking themselves to be right...then have to find a way to pick up the pieces later.

I do see Thranduil as a very strong character. He has all of his Woodland Realm to protect AND without the help of an Elven ring of power. And he has seen a lot of tragedy in his long life and bulls his way through it pushing the pain to one side. He is now faced with the consequences of his choices/mistakes and at least wants to correct them as soon as he can. It takes strength to admit that you were wrong and then to try to make amends.

We will definitely see where Legolas' choices take him.

Once again, thanks so much for writing and glad that you are enjoying it!

Stay safe!

MM

mystarlightReviewed Chapter: 8 on 8/17/2020
Legolas at least should ask for permission for his leave. He definitely doesn't behave like a mature person. He should have apologized personally not with a letter. Hope that after the council he will try to talk to Thranduil. Love your story. Thranduil is awesome but it is sad that he feels so insecure.

Author Reply: mystarlight!

Yes he should have but again making decisions without really thinking it through. He was ashamed and once again making emotionally charged decisions which are not the best. He recognises bad decisions but then continues to make more bad decisions. Happy that you are enjoying the story! Thranduil has a lot of pain that he has set to one side to get on with the business of ruling. He has never really dealt with the death of his father, the death of Lasgalen because he has always had responsibility thrust on him. So much is expected and he expected so much of himself that he is really not great at admitting weakness. His emotions are all there and he can only deal with them by ignoring them. He is a fascinating character!

Thanks so much for writing! I really enjoy reading them!

Stay safe!

MM

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