Only a Game

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Jarro McCourt only wanted to test a new kind of computer games. She never thought she would really end up in Middle-earth. Or is she? And where is everybody? *** AU, fourth age, Elrohir/OFC, a few tasteful sex scenes (het) *** Mithril Awards 2005 Semi-Finalist.
 

 

Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 A New Experience of Computer Games 1,904 0 04 May 07
2 Where is the Switch? 1,303 0 17 Dec 06
3 Dr. Jim Watkins 132 0 17 Dec 06
4 The Prancing Pony 2,822 0 17 Dec 06
5 On the Road 3,960 0 04 May 07
6 Rivendell 3,576 0 17 Dec 06
7 Where to? 2,247 0 17 Dec 06
8 The Misty Mountains 3,346 0 17 Dec 06
9 Mirkwood 3,612 0 17 Dec 06
10 Dwarves and Rumours 4,207 0 04 May 07
11 The Sea of Rhûn 3,336 0 17 Dec 06
12 Dr. Jim Watkins (2) 312 0 17 Dec 06
13 Wild Tribes of the East 2,882 0 17 Dec 06
14 Dark Thoughts 2,567 0 17 Dec 06
15 The Orocarni 3,858 0 04 May 07
16 The Shores of the Eastern Seas 2,844 0 17 Dec 06
17 Dr. Jim Watkins (3) 365 0 17 Dec 06
18 Elladan's Story 3,692 0 17 Dec 06
19 To Aman? 2,106 0 17 Dec 06
20 Beyond the Circles of this World 3,134 4 04 May 07
21 It's True, Then 435 0 17 Dec 06
22 What is Real? 2,778 0 17 Dec 06
23 Game Over 1,155 0 17 Dec 06
24 Interlude: The Legends of Elladan and Elrohir 2,022 0 17 Dec 06
25 Epilogue 530 1 04 May 07
26 All About Me 494 0 04 May 07
Appx. Word Count 59,619 5  
 

 

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telpethoniel - 19 Apr 06 - 4:07 AM

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lol, saved and read it ages ago, I sooooooooo wanna be Jarro! I was at the point of tears when I finished Only a Game, it was awesome! And Return of the Shadow takes their relationship to a whole new level.

It's nice to find out Elrohirs reactions when Jarro gives birth :P 

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telpethoniel - 04 May 06 - 5:09 PM

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I love when Elrohir and Jarro are having an intense moment and walking side by side, the tension builds then Jarro steps in a pot hole, that was soooo funny

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JunoMagic - 04 May 06 - 11:58 PM

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Hi Tel,

I'm glad you liked that stumble. *g* But life is like that, isn't it? The universe doesn't seem to take much notice of what would be the perfect! romantic! weather to happen or similar things. Instead, more often than not, it will supply holes to stumble in, dog poop to step in, and rain when you least need it.

Oh well. You get used to it.

Cheers,
Juno

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telpethoniel - 24 May 06 - 3:09 AM

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This story is so visual, I've read it over and over (at least 10 times) and I never get tired of it.

You made Elrohir seem so mortal and yet ethereal, elves in LOTR were distant and unreachable (Legolas accepted) we get to see their emotion rather than just blank and withdrawn

His confidence and personality is just so tangible, I'm yet to find a character that I haven't seen portrayed in a film that I can visualize as well as I can with Elrohir

I'd certainly be at the head of the line for him if they opened a Middle Earth dating service :p 

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telpethoniel - 19 Nov 07 - 1:41 PM

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Read it again over a year later...I still cry at the end LOL and I'm still enraptured by your description of Elrohir...Beautiful story JunoMagic!

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lilyoftheval5 - 30 Sep 08 - 5:20 AM

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Thank you very much for the story!
I grew very fond of Jarro, and I think the way she was brought to Arda was very plausible. It was a really bittersweet ending, but I'm glad for the wonderful experience.
All well!

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Story Information

Author: JunoMagic

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Other

Genre: Romance

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 10/15/06

Original Post: 10/13/04

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