Water and Stone

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Story Summary

Their defences strengthened after the return of the Shadow to Dol Guldur, the Galadhrim meet Aragorn for the first time when he goes out into the Wild, newly aware of his true lineage and of his love for Arwen. The meeting brings friendship between Celinn, one of Haldir’s captains, and Aragorn, both at the beginning of their journey of leadership. Aragorn learns something about love and pleasure from the open-hearted elves, but his desire to prove himself worthy to be Isildur’s Heir leads him and the Galadhrim into danger. Celinn and the rest of his company are deeply changed by the experience. Can Galadriel and Haldir help to heal their own? What can Aragorn do to repair the damage he has done, and how will his future and Elrond's be changed in their turn?

Warnings: some violence, physical and sexual. Some chapters contain graphic sex, some het but mainly slash. Angst.

See chapter 0 for chapter-specific content warnings.
 

 

Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Estel 7,193 2 15 Jun 04
2 A Day of Turning 2,327 0 06 Jun 04
3 The Braiding 10,423 0 15 Jun 04
4 First Blood 7,933 0 15 Jun 04
5 Midsummer Night 8,194 0 15 Jun 04
6 Lessons 7,423 0 15 Jun 04
7 Gwirith 4,095 0 06 Jun 04
8 An Autumn Planting 5,327 0 06 Jun 04
9 The Raid 5,520 0 06 Jun 04
10 Adanwath 10,533 0 13 Jul 08
11 The Journey Home 8,918 0 06 Jun 04
12 Celinn 10,317 0 06 Jun 04
13 Consciousness 9,819 0 15 Jun 04
14 The Patience of the Tree 8,474 0 15 Jun 04
15 A Time of Darkness 6,297 0 06 Jun 04
16 Love 7,982 0 06 Jun 04
17 Freedom 5,001 0 06 Jun 04
18 Warnings 2,701 0 06 Jun 04
19 Celebrant 9,267 0 15 Jun 04
20 Cold Duty 3,820 0 06 Jun 04
21 The Edge of the Sword 6,731 0 06 Jun 04
22 Imladris 8,592 0 06 Jun 04
23 Elrond 4,841 0 15 Jun 04
24 Meeting 5,542 0 06 Jun 04
25 Healing 10,413 0 06 Jun 04
26 Joining 4,453 0 15 Jun 04
27 The First of May 10,135 0 15 Jun 04
28 Binding 9,863 1 15 Jun 04
29 Isildur's Heir 1,780 1 06 Jun 04
30 Glossary 2,820 0 18 Jun 04
Appx. Word Count 206,734 4  
 

 

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Water and Stone

Lissa - 23 Aug 08 - 9:12 AM

General Comment

This is one of the best fanfics I've ever read: well-drawn characters, good background, lots of lovely little details - and an amazing, heart-breaking lovestory.

I read it first a year or so ago, it was one of the first fanfics I came across, and I had not dared hope, upon re-reading it, that it would be as good as I remembered. I was right, it wasn't: it was better!

Why no more readers have commented on this beautiful story, I do not know; perhaps they feel, like I, that it is impossible to find the right words to convey how much they loved it.  


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Story Information

Author: erynhith

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Drama

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 07/13/08

Original Post: 06/04/04

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A place to find the best stories about Aragorn in any of his many roles -- Estel, Thorongil, Aragorn, etc. I'm just getting started so expect to see a lot more stories here.
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Aragorn II
Arwen
Celeborn
Dúnedain
Elladan
Elrohir
Elrond
Elves
Galadriel
Glorfindel
Haldir - Third Age
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Orophin
Rúmil - Third Age

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