Event Date: Tuesday, March 11 2014
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Author: Angmar and Elfhild
Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War
Summary: As the last wain in the slaver's caravan crosses the Anduin, the fate of the captives is sealed. At the mercy of her enemies and the delusions of her own mind, Goldwyn resolves to kindle her hatred in ...
Author: Linda Hoyland
Era: 4th Age
Summary: A collection of ficlets originally written for the AA list weekly challenges, now extended and polished.A mixture of angst,fluff,humour and drama.characters will be added together with the stories. Wi ...
I must have missed the notification for your story - a belated thank you from me! I really liked this "beginning of a beautiful friendship" (to steal the quote), just how un-assuming and natural Arwen immediately slips into Bilbo's life and his concerns. I also liked the brief mention of Aragorn's reaction to the very mention of Arwen.
Birthday folks: Is your birthday in March and you would be delighted by a little story gift from your fellow HASA members? Then state your request here in this thread. To collect your birthday cards in one place, you can create a birthday workshop story.
Authors: Let yourselves get inspired by the suggestions - a chance to be creative and to make a fellow HASA member happy at the same time! Just like the recipients, you can collect the stories you've written in a birthday workshop story.
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A longish drabble for Imhiriel and Aruthir both - the start of a friendship, in a library. I hope you don't mind sharing...
Bilbo put down his pen with a sigh of frustration. He needed the genealogies of the First Age, but the book was on one of the higher shelves, out of reach unless he climbed one of the library's sets of steps or asked someone to give him a hand. None of the Elves working in the library were in sight though, and the steps were heavy.
I should remember to keep it with the other books I use instead of clearing it away every time.
Likely preparations for welcoming the Lady Arwen home kept everybody occupied, and Bilbo himself looked forward to finally seeing the lady who had so enchanted the Dúnadan. He wondered whether Aragorn realised, but when his friend had told him about her some years ago, not just his eyes, but his whole face shone. Quite a change in one who at times seems the dourest of men. That made it all the more a pity that the Dúnadan wasn't here; he had gone off again in search of Gollum almost two months ago, only stopping by Rivendell to ask Bilbo to tell him yet again everything he remembered about the horrid creature.
After another look around to see if there was anyone he could ask for help with the steps, Bilbo got up to half-lift, half-drag the steps to where he wanted them.
He had only just started when an unfamiliar voice spoke and a long, slender hand reached to easily lift the steps off the ground. "Let me give you a hand. Where should it go?"
"Over there," Bilbo replied, "But I'm fine, honestly…" Elves! They should have bells on, so they can't sneak up on an old hobbit!
"Nonsense," the other interrupted him, cheerfully brushing over his objections. "Those steps aren't heavy. Now, where?"
"The First Age reference works," Bilbo gave in. He had caught a glimpse of the ring his 'assistant' wore and had more than a suspicion of who was helping him.
"Oh, what were you looking for?" she asked as she quickly climbed up the ladder, and Bilbo realised she couldn't have been back all that long, since she was still dressed in riding attire.
"The Genealogies," he replied.
A triumphant "Ah, there!" and she jumped down lightly, book in hand. "You must be Bilbo Baggins," she added.
"And you the Lady Arwen," Bilbo replied with a blush and a bow.
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Word Count: 703
Era: Time of the Trees
Last Edited: 10 Jan 03
Silmarillion-based. An ancient Elvish song.
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