Now there was a totally unexpected twist - for Elladan to find the dropped ring and almost put it on ... whoa! An excellent redirection of the reader , since I was certain that ring was in Elrohir's pocket and Elladan was just *feeling* it there, and it's call, through his twin. Well done!
Strangely, though I was hot for Elrohir's blood after his scheming to save the elf in his own way did not pan out, watching that shaming play out in front of my eyes was extremely, 'stremely painful. Which only speaks again, to what a talented artist you are, Ziggy. You've a fine hand with the horror part of this story, in addition to the erotic.
All my desire for revenge has shifted itself to Khamul. If he has burnt to a crisp that tender green light that is the elf, may he live to die a thousand more horrible deaths!
Here's hoping Legolas's POV in the next chapter is less ... (trying to think of the right words) resistent to presenting itself? And the writing flows quickly and smoothly with purpose and intent! I'm soooo looking forward to the next chapter!