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One Equal Temper of Heroic Hearts

Marta - 06 Jul 06 - 12:18 PM

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Oh, bless! What a wonderful story. Bits of humor, a smidgen of angst, but most of all a touching (and hot) story of how these two feel about the later stages of their life. I must say that Arwen's description of Aragorn was my favourite part. Some things really do improve with age. Well done, Gwynnyd.

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One Equal Temper of Heroic Hearts

nobodyspecial - 06 Jul 06 - 10:46 AM

Ch. 1: One Equal Temper of Heroic Hearts

I'm relatively new here, Gwynnyd but I've fallen in love with your stories. This was wonderfully done and I liked the coment about it not being "an academic discussion" and the last sentence. Very 'thoughtful' on Arwen's part. Excellent story!

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One Equal Temper of Heroic Hearts

RS - 06 Jul 06 - 11:04 PM

Ch. 1: One Equal Temper of Heroic Hearts

Oh My! This is very sensual and at the same time hilarious.  I find Aragorn's embarrassment on the subject very amusing and had quite a giggle. Arwen's response is  classic! This made me smile the whole day as I'm sure it did for the royal couple also!

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One Equal Temper of Heroic Hearts

Dwimordene - 07 Jul 06 - 1:37 PM

Ch. 1: One Equal Temper of Heroic Hearts

I think I may have ruptured something laughing, Gwynnyd, since I just spent a good while poring over "Republic," in which we find the following most excellent description of one of the joys of aging:

But I don't think they blame the real cause, Socrates, for if old age were really the cause, I should have suffered in the same way and so should everyone else of my age. But as it is, I've met some who don't feel like that in the least. Indeed, I was once present when someone asked the poet Sophocles: 'How are you as far as sex goes, Sophocles? Can you still make love with a woman?' 'Quiet, man,' the poet replied, 'I am very glad to have escaped from all that, like a slave who has escaped from a savage and tyrannical master.' I thought at the time that he was right, and I still do, for old age brings peace and freedom from all such things. (329b-c).

I'm sure that the elven cycle has something like this hovering in the background. But what a hilarious and erotic reversal of that passage!

Many thanks for this birthday ficlet!

Dwim

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One Equal Temper of Heroic Hearts

Azalais - 14 Jul 06 - 12:57 AM

Ch. 1: One Equal Temper of Heroic Hearts

Oh Gwynnyd, that was lovely.

Very evocative - I liked the "river of night-dark hair" and the poignant description of how much A misses Faramir.

But mostly, humour - poor "old" confused Aragorn.  The last line made me snort in a most unbecoming manner :-)

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