BathingIn the quiet forests of Doriath, the sunlight was falling dappled through the leaves high above. The birds were singing, the branches were rustling, small animals were hopping happily through the undergrowth. A slight breeze whispered through the trees, and a small brook murmured nearby. All in all, perfect day in the forest.Bathing3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Galadriel, however, was unable to enjoy it.
"I feel disgusting," she complained, pulling sharply on her reins to steer her horse around a small bush. "Do you people never wash?"
Her Sindar guides looked offended, but were unsure how to respond. She was a high lady of the Noldor, after all. As usual when in need of guidance, they turned to their lord.
Celeborn sighed quietly and gave Galadriel a mild smile. "We will be in Menegroth very soon, my lady. Be assured that King Thingol's halls have very beautiful baths."
A frown marred the loveliness of Galadriel's face. "We will be in Menegroth in two days. I feel disgusting now." She huffed out a breath and pulled her
80 things learned from TolkienPretty, shiny things are hazardous to your health.80 things learned from Tolkien5 years ago in Humor More Like This
This is because the Law of Attraction is multiplied 100x once you look at them
Hobbits state the overly obvious
Chocolate is nonexistent in Middle-Earth.
Arwen stole Glorfindel's horse.
Beer and Tobacco seem to have a beneficial effect on hobbits
Never make fires in questionable caves
Kick a troll, and your foot will break
Elvish accents are low and whispery
Never sleep in a boat if your Dad is a Pyromaniac
Don't give twins the exact same name
Imitating voices can come in handy
Running at your brother with a sword and shouting at him in old-fashioned language will get you a big time-out
Really, really big dogs are very useful
Being good at riddles can save your life
Giant spiders freak out elves big-time
Elrond should have pushed Isildur into the crack of doom
Sauron once got pwned by a girl
If you insult any of Tùrin's female relatives, you will find yourself impaled on a rock at the bottom of a raging river.
Speaking of w
Hikaru Path ~ OneHikaru Path ~ One1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
It didn't matter which twin you chose right? As long as one went to help with Tamaki...right?
You knew the difference between the twins, you knew they were individuals as much as you and Haruhi were as well as twins. You could tell them apart with ease, and never failed at the 'which one is Hikaru game'. Maybe that's why the three of you were so close... But anyway, even though you knew they were different, that didn't impact on your choice. Why would it, it's not like you had a preference for one of them... right...?
Shaking your head to get rid of the thoughts that were clouding your mind and causing you to blush ever so slightly, you picked an arm to loosen. Gently you withdrew your arm that was linked with Kaoru's ever so slightly.
The boys eyes flicked towards you at the movement, understanding your choice. He nodded at you, taking his arm back completely. He turned to face Haruhi and jogged off to go help her.
"Well well, it's just you and me huh?" Hikar
Delusions -LevixReader- Chapter 4"What are you doing here?" you questioned.Delusions -LevixReader- Chapter 41 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The boys' eyes widened at your hostile tone; your voice had come out as a low growl due to your throat being dry from lack of water. The short, black haired man seemed unfazed by your hostility and continued to stare at you with cold eyes.
"We seek shelter," the black haired man replied in a monotone voice. His grey eyes continued to bore into yours as he slightly nodded his head in the direction where Jean sat. "We have an injured soldier who needs medical aid."
You ceased the staring contest with the short man after a moment of silence, by throwing your dagger into the ground by your bare feet. You let out a grunt and curtly nodded your head at the men.
"(First Name)," you said simply.
The black haired man remained silent for a moment, before replying in a bored tone, "Levi."
"I'm Eren Jaeger," the brunette said.
"Jean Kirschtein," the injured one said, smirking at you.
"A-Armin Arlert," the blonde one stuttered.
You walked towards your hous
The Travellers-ChopinXLisztThe Travellers (or: A Sad Sort of Melancholy Melody) A short story.The Travellers-ChopinXLiszt6 years ago in Historical More Like This
By V.K. Violette
WARNING: I dont own historical characters, and although I want to be, I am not George Sand. Everything in this story never happened. Also, this fic will contain love between individuals of the same gender. Just deal with it and move on.
A Sad Sort of Melancholy Melody
By: George Sand
Where should I start but here? I sit here alone, at Frederyks old piano which faces the window. I will not touch the keys and butcher their musicality with my non-ability to harmonize, or play music in general. Right now, there are tears running down my face, and words dying on my lips. However, these words shall live on paper. This short story is meant only for one pair of eyes: mine. But I should start with the background.
Chopin was my friend, and I did love him, more than I have ever loved a man- yet I had basically thrust him into the arms of another with my big mouth and my in
25 Rules For Writing S. SnapeThey say a rule was never made that hadn't been broken. In this case whoever "they" are...are right. I've come across a lot of horrid fan fiction in my day, but if there's one thing that really really bothers me, it's a poorly written Severus Snape. Therefore, I have compiled these twenty-five simple rules to aid authors in writing him.25 Rules For Writing S. Snape7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
25 Rules for Writing Severus Snape
By Lauren K.
Rule Number One:
Severus Snape is a Potions Master who has been known to have been a spy, as well as exhibit extensive knowledge of the Dark Arts. The fact that I need to state this as a rule makes me die a little inside.
Rule Number Two:
Severus Snape does not refer to students by their first names unless otherwise instructed, and even then it takes effort.
Rule Number Three:
Severus Snape is not interested in anyone's personal life unless it has some bearing upon his own. Any interest shown would be done so begrudgingly.
Rule Number Four:
Severus Snape portra
Love for an Elf Legolas x Shy reader Pt. 3Love for an Elf Legolas x Shy reader Pt. 31 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Love for an Elf Legolas x Shy reader Pt. 3
You traveled a bit ahead of the Lady Eowyn and the others. Running up a small hill you looked around at the landscape with wide eyes and a small smile. Aragorn smiled at your excitement.
“What is with the lad? Why is she so excited about this travel?” Theoden smiled.
“That’s because she rarely ever got to travel out of the gates of the village. She longed to travel and see the world.” Legolas watched you as you stood on a bolder, the wind blowing your long [h/c] hair.
“Gandalf told us that she has an interesting life story.” Theoden looked to Legolas. “Of how much do you know of it?” Theoden’s face soften.
“If afraid I don’t know that much. She was brought to us by Gandalf about when she was 8 years old. The only thing Gandalf told me of her was that her family was attacked by orcs. Her mother and younger siblings killed.”
“What of her father?” Aske
Troublesome Chapter 6 - Levi x Reader x ErenThe next day, you felt full of energy. You couldn't explain it, you just felt more energised than usual.Troublesome Chapter 6 - Levi x Reader x Eren1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Today was a day dedicated to training, every recruit was to train in hand-to-hand combat by order of Commander Erwin. The training was to be conducted with partners. You dressed yourself in your uniform, harnesses and all and headed out of your room. On your walk to the training ground, a voice called your name and you spun around to meet the familiar voice.
"Hey, ______! Wait up!"
"Oh, good morning Armin!" you greeted the small blonde haired boy.
"Good morning! Are you heading off to the training grounds now?" You nodded. "May I walk with you? Eren's run off of me this morning and I don't know where Mikasa is either. Eren seemed very eager to start training today," he explained to you.
"Sure. I could use some company," you told him while donning your warmest smile.
The two of you walked, conversing the whole way to the grounds. He told you stories about his favourite books and auth
It Has Been SaidThorin was on his deathbed and everyone knew it. The silence in the camp was absolute, and it was strange to hear when just before the battle it had been full of song and cheer. Everyone came and went from the room in which he lay, staring sadly at the injured king and trying their best not to cry.It Has Been Said2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
But there was one creature who would not leave his side no matter what. That creature was Bilbo Baggins. He would never admit it but ever since Thorin had embraced him on the mountain peak his feelings toward the leader had taken a turn for (in Bilbo's opinion) the worse. He hadn't been able to stop thinking about the dwarf for a single second during the journey. When the company had been imprisoned by the wood elves, Bilbo had spent a lot of his time sitting, invisible, outside Thorin's cell and listening to him sing. His voice was deep and soothing, and had actually helped Bilbo to calm down and think. If not for that voice, he was positive that the company would still be locked in the elv
Troublesome Chapter 8 - Levi x Reader x ErenThe familiar chatter of rowdy voices were extra loud today to which you were extremely thankful for. They somewhat helped to distract your cluttered mind. You were currently making a desperate sprint to the stables after a rough night of restless sleep, if one could call it that.Troublesome Chapter 8 - Levi x Reader x Eren1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
You had been tossing and turning all night after what Levi and Eren had proclaimed to you earlier on that very same evening. Your lips stung with a feeling you had never felt before. Grazing slim fingers over your lips as you continued to make a run for it, you recalled the clear visions both Levi and Eren kissing you passionately and intimately. You had woken up with a start after struggling to fall asleep that night. This only caused you to oversleep and waking up close to midday. You had found a note slid under your door which read the following:
"Good morning, ______.
Meet me at the stables at 17:00 hours exactly.
Don't be late.
It had taken you a few precious minutes to comprehend the messa
Troublesome Chapter 7 - Levi x Reader x Eren"Damn it, damn it, DAMN IT!!" You cursed to yourself as you paced in your room. The echoes left by your heavy and hurried footsteps danced around in the small room you called home.Troublesome Chapter 7 - Levi x Reader x Eren1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
After the tension felt between you, Levi and Eren during training, it was becoming too much for you. You admitted to yourself that you had, unconditionally an irrevocably, fallen in love with the two men. Despite the original plan being to make Levi jealous had worked nonetheless, you felt as though you were making Eren jealous at the same time. His attitude towards you was too close for comfort sometimes, well maybe not that, more so realistic. Eren's actions towards you did not feel fake or forced. It was genuine and you were confused, lost and above all, you were frustrated.
"This is ridiculous. I can't love both of them. It's not right, is it?" You muttered to yourself.
Running your hands through you hair, you let your head fall into your hands, resting on your knees. You let a heavy si
Did He Not Come HereFëanor asks it of all of them. Each new soul to walk within the Halls of Mandos is sought out and given his questions. He is brilliant and he is driven, and not knowing is a thing he cannot bear.Did He Not Come Here2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Even those who've had no cause to wish him well answer when they see the look in his eyes, the need to know the answer to his questions.
"Where is Macalaurë, also called Maglor? How fares my son?"
Always, they do not know. And always, always, they look to Maedhros as they ask, "Did he not come here with you?"
Love for an Elf Legolas x Shy reader Pt. 5Love for an Elf Legolas x Shy reader Pt. 57 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Love for an Elf Legolas x Shy reader Pt. 5
~17 years ago~
Your small feet carried you as fast as they could and you tried to run from the orcs that were following you. These words repeating and echoing in your head.
“Ada please don’t leave us.”
“I’m sorry [Y/n] but I must return back to Mirkwood.”
“But what if something happens to mama, or to me” The tall elf looked down at the small five year old girl and knelt down and places a golden leaf necklace around your neck.
“My dearest daughter if anything is to happen to you, run into the forest of the Woodlands and run to Mirkwood for there you will be safe.
‘Must get to Ada. He will protect me.’ The roar of the orcs could be heard, tears fell down you face as you kept running. You then spotted a tree with big roots sticking out from the ground. Quickly you hid in between the them. You tried to steady your breathing and held the golde
Love for an Elf Legolas x Shy reader Pt. 2Love for an Elf Legolas x Shy reader Pt. 21 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Love for an Elf Legolas x Shy reader Pt. 2
Once everyone had left the burial ground of the young prince of Rohan you stood there alone with an armful of white flowers. You placed them right in front of the door of the grave.
“Sleep in peace my dear friend.” You whispered, tears freely fell from your eyes. You quickly rubbed the tears from your eye’s “N-no [y/n] you must be strong. That’s what he would want.” The truth is that you were friends with the Prince of Rohan but you also had a bit of a crush on him. Once again you rubbed more tears from your eyes, and turned to head back to the kingdom to finish up some chores.
You rubbed your puffy eyes as you continued your way to the kitchen with a basket filled with veggies. You gasp when you walked into someone and dropped the basket of veggies. Quickly you start picking up the vegetables. Suddenly a hand has placed a carrot in your basket. You look up to have your [e/c] eyes meat with light
At FaultAt Fault3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"They were just children!" Elwing shrieked, viciously pushing her cousin away.
"Elwing " Celeborn attempted to console his young relative, but she refused to be comforted.
"You left them! You left and now they're gone." The young elith collapsed on the ground, sobbing. She clutched her stomach, fighting the physical agony which assailed her. Agony and guilt. She should have been there. She should have made certain her brothers were following. She should not have left them.
The attack happened so fast she could barely separate the jumbled, nightmarish events, but it seemed like slow motion at the time. The elves of Doriath knew that a battle with the sons of Feanor was possible. Elwing's father, King Dior refused to relinquish the silmaril he had inherited from his parents. They were prepared to defend Doriath, but they were not prepared for the savage brutality of the Noldor. The Noldor killed without conscience.
She remembered being kissed by her mother. She remembered her f
Hungarian Nocturne - Chapter 1WARNING: Contains contents which some may find offensive; if you do not believe love between two individuals of the same gender is acceptable then please turn away now. : )Hungarian Nocturne - Chapter 16 years ago in Historical More Like This
Disclaimer: I do not own these historical figures.
NOTE: This story will be written in Script format with narration done by one of the characters. And PLEASE do not expect absolute historical accuracies in my story; I like to make things up here and there. Thank you, and happy reading.
(Rutkowski is entirely made up for the convenience of the story because I could not find out who it was that introduced Chopin to Liszt. If anyone knows, please leave a comment and let me know. Thanks!)
Delacroix Narration: Chopin arrived in Paris as a homesick young man looking for a place in the big city. With the help of a fellow Polish businessman, who frequented the artistic circles, managed to get an appointment with an already famous pianist.
(Scene shows Chopin walking and checking his pocke
A Strand of HairA Strand of Hair3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Gimli enjoyed exploring. Gimli's father, Gloin, had raised him on tales of Thorin's expedition for the Arkenstone. Gimli wanted to follow his father's footsteps, maybe even surpassing them. His own journey was nothing like his childhood daydreams. It was wearing, terrifying, miserable, difficult, and often boring. He relished every second. That was why he accepted the elf's invitation to sail west to Valinor.
Gimli would travel farther than any other dwarf before or after him. He had not realized that he would be the only dwarf on the continent. It seemed silly, but he did not consider how alone he would feel. He missed his family, but it was the small things that drowned him in nostalgia. He missed drinking a pint of ale by the firelight; he missed seeing faces with real beards, not sissy elf-beards; he missed sitting in a chair where his feet touched the ground.
Gimli's friends did their best to make him feel at home, but it was not enough. Legolas was always good company, but he did
Cleavepool's Revenge Chapter 1Cleavepool's Revenge Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Leafpool silently padded over the fallen leaves. She had a firm grip on the cleaver she was carrying in her mouth. The moonlight made the blade glow.
'Leafpool.' she thought. 'What a stupid name. Cleavepool would be more exciting. Yes, Cleavepool.'
Her paws stopped moving. Thunderclan camp was right through these bushes.
'Am I really going to do this? Will I really kill these cats? They are innocent... No.
they're not. They caused me so much pain and suffering...'
Yes. She was going to do this. She would spare no cat's life. She would pick them off one by one...
Cleavepool silently set her knife down outside of the camp entrence. She silently walked into the warriors den and woke up Brambleclaw.
"Brambleclaw, do you want to go on a nighttime hunt with me?" Cleavepool looked at him pleadingly.
"Leafpool, I'm trying to sleep." now leave me alone.
Sindarin and Quenya Naming ElementsName ElementsSindarin and Quenya Naming Elements3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
aelin 'lake, pool'
aglar 'glory, brilliance' (Quen.alkar)
alda 'tree' (Sind. galadh)
alqua 'swan' (Sind. alph)
ar(a) 'high, noble, royal'
aráto 'champion, eminent man'
brethil 'silver birch'
caran 'red' (Quen. carnë)
ëar 'sea' (Sind. gaer)
el, elen 'star'
An Adventure- Bilbo x Reader Chpt. 2You were laying on the back of your large black point dun gelding, using his neck as a back rest so you could look up at the sky, when Bilbo caught up to the company. A wide smile spread across your face and you slipped from your high perch to greet him with a question, “You’ve decided to join us?”An Adventure- Bilbo x Reader Chpt. 21 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He nodded, still trying to catch his breath, and you swept him into a hug as you exclaimed, “Fantastic!”
He was unsure of how to respond to your sudden affection but it didn’t matter as you quickly released him to give a wicked grin to the company of dwarves behind you, “Pay up!”
There were a number of coins tossed in your direction as Gandalf chuckled and Bilbo gawked, “You wagered on whether or not I would come?”
You offered him a grin and a wink, “I had faith you would join us before the day was out and they did not.”
Thorin waved a hand, “Give him a pony.”
An Adventure- Bilbo x Reader Chpt. 3Bilbo watched you closely over the next few days of travel, you had insisted he keep your extra cloak after the rain, stating that it was slightly too short for you anyways and the color, a rich forest green, suited him better.An Adventure- Bilbo x Reader Chpt. 31 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It seemed you had a good relationship with each of the dwarves and even Thorin seemed to view you with some respect, but you preferred the company of Fili and Kili, as you enjoyed their enthusiasm and playful attitudes, and Balin, who was always willing to lend a listening ear, tell a tale of old, or offer some advice.
Now that didn’t mean you ignored the others. Dwalin often asked you to spar and, though you always refused, you would gladly referee for anyone else who wanted to practice, when you weren’t stealing his hat, Bofur taught you to carve small gears to make little moving toys, and you often helped Bombur with the food, chatting away about what spices went with what.
The thing that surprised Bilbo was that you spent a good amount of time wi
An Adventure- Bilbo x Reader Chpt. 14The road was painfully quiet without your usual chatter as it seemed you were trying to appease Thorin by keeping your distance from the other dwarves. As soon as one would try to talk to you, you would move to a different area of the company, even ducking away when Fili and Kili tried to corner you.An Adventure- Bilbo x Reader Chpt. 141 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Balin caught up with Thorin, “You need to make amends with the lass.”
He scowled, “She brought this upon herself Balin.”
“How? We do not choose our parentage, Thorin. She was not the one who let the mountain fall.”
“Would you have allowed her to help us if she hadn’t?”
The stoic dwarf frowned but said nothing and Balin sighed, “I can not tell you what to do Thorin but if you do not do something the road ahead will be quiet and long.”
He looked over to watch you dart away from Bofur when he tried to wrap an arm around your shoulder and Balin left him with his thoughts. You fell to the back again, letti
[APH] The Emotional Musings - FrUKSummary: "Why is it when I am haunted by painful memories, I find myself in your arms? Why is it when you try to drink away your sorrows, you always find a way to my doorstep?" France reflects on his complex relationship with England. FrUK.[APH] The Emotional Musings - FrUK3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Emotional Musings of a Complicated Connection
These meetings have always been a great cacophony of sound, with our fellow nations screaming at each other in high falsettos, trying to calm others in soothing altos, or simply yanking us off of each other with deep baritone warnings. Voices entwine both melodiously and erroneously, creating beautiful, musical chaos. Perhaps it is glorious enough for one of Italy's painters to capture a grand moment on canvas, or for one of Austria's composers to sound some symphony from it. Perhaps it would even inspire one of your poets; I hear they always need a muse.
And throughout all this noise a single sound stands out to me. It is te