Water and Stone

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Story Summary

Their defences strengthened after the return of the Shadow to Dol Guldur, the Galadhrim meet Aragorn for the first time when he goes out into the Wild, newly aware of his true lineage and of his love for Arwen. The meeting brings friendship between Celinn, one of Haldir’s captains, and Aragorn, both at the beginning of their journey of leadership. Aragorn learns something about love and pleasure from the open-hearted elves, but his desire to prove himself worthy to be Isildur’s Heir leads him and the Galadhrim into danger. Celinn and the rest of his company are deeply changed by the experience. Can Galadriel and Haldir help to heal their own? What can Aragorn do to repair the damage he has done, and how will his future and Elrond's be changed in their turn?

Warnings: some violence, physical and sexual. Some chapters contain graphic sex, some het but mainly slash. Angst.

See chapter 0 for chapter-specific content warnings.
 

 

Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Estel 7,193 2 30 Sep 14
2 A Day of Turning 2,327 0 30 Sep 14
3 The Braiding 10,423 0 30 Sep 14
4 First Blood 7,933 0 30 Sep 14
5 Midsummer Night 8,194 0 30 Sep 14
6 Lessons 7,423 0 30 Sep 14
7 Gwirith 4,095 0 30 Sep 14
8 An Autumn Planting 5,327 0 30 Sep 14
9 The Raid 5,520 0 30 Sep 14
10 Adanwath 10,334 0 30 Sep 14
11 The Journey Home 8,918 0 30 Sep 14
12 Celinn 10,317 0 30 Sep 14
13 Consciousness 9,819 0 30 Sep 14
14 The Patience of the Tree 8,474 0 30 Sep 14
15 A Time of Darkness 6,297 0 30 Sep 14
16 Love 7,982 0 30 Sep 14
17 Freedom 5,001 0 30 Sep 14
18 Warnings 2,701 0 30 Sep 14
19 Celebrant 9,267 0 30 Sep 14
20 Cold Duty 3,820 0 30 Sep 14
21 The Edge of the Sword 6,731 0 30 Sep 14
22 Imladris 8,592 0 30 Sep 14
23 Elrond 4,841 0 30 Sep 14
24 Meeting 5,542 0 30 Sep 14
25 Healing 10,413 0 30 Sep 14
26 Joining 4,453 0 30 Sep 14
27 The First of May 10,135 0 30 Sep 14
28 Binding 9,863 1 30 Sep 14
29 Isildur's Heir 1,780 1 30 Sep 14
30 Glossary 2,820 0 30 Sep 14
Appx. Word Count 206,535 4  
 

 

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Water and Stone

Lissa - 23 Aug 08 - 9:12 AM

General Comment

This is one of the best fanfics I've ever read: well-drawn characters, good background, lots of lovely little details - and an amazing, heart-breaking lovestory.

I read it first a year or so ago, it was one of the first fanfics I came across, and I had not dared hope, upon re-reading it, that it would be as good as I remembered. I was right, it wasn't: it was better!

Why no more readers have commented on this beautiful story, I do not know; perhaps they feel, like I, that it is impossible to find the right words to convey how much they loved it.  


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Story Information

Author: erynhith

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Drama

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 07/13/08

Original Post: 06/04/04

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My Favorite Aragorn Stories - 25 stories - Owner: viggomaniac
A place to find the best stories about Aragorn in any of his many roles -- Estel, Thorongil, Aragorn, etc. I'm just getting started so expect to see a lot more stories here.
Included because: Wonderfully written tale of a young Aragorn coming to Lorien not long after being told of his heritage. The story is not completely Aragorn-centric but the other main character, the elf Cellin, has a fascinating story as well. Disturbing and erotic content within the story.

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Aragorn II
Arwen
Celeborn
Dúnedain
Elladan
Elrohir
Elrond
Elves
Galadriel
Glorfindel
Haldir - Third Age
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Orophin
Rúmil - Third Age

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