Together We Will Take the Road...: 1. Memory Is Not What the Heart Desires

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1. Memory Is Not What the Heart Desires

Today's Challenge (Day One):
Voltaire said that it's not enough to conquer: one must learn to seduce. Write a story or poem or create artwork where seduction plays a central role.

Memory is Not What the Heart Desires

Legolas looks up from planing timber:

"Come with me, Gimli."

About to roar with laughter, he realises the Elf is serious.

"To – Valinor? Your Undying Lands?  Even assuming I could get there – which you must admit is a stretch in itself – what in Mahal's name would I do? I doubt there's much opportunity for Dwarven crafts!"

"Oh, I don't know."  Legolas inspects his work. "Lady Galadriel is renowned for her love of smith-work, after all...."

The memory of that hair, that voice, those eyes... he is seduced.

"You'd only fall overboard on your own watching gulls, or something.  I'll come."


This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Azalais

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 4th Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 04/09/11

Original Post: 03/31/11

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Together We Will Take the Road...

Maia - 12 Apr 11 - 9:58 AM

Ch. 1: Memory Is Not What the Heart Desires

I am so happy to see these here in chronological order! I'm going to be re-reading them over and over and over again, and treasuring each one.

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