lindahoyland: (Default)
B2MeM Challenge; Storytelling, original character, canon character. A canon character tells a story about an original character.
Format: Short story
Genre: Friendship
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Characters: Aragorn, Faramir, OMCS
Pairings: Aragorn/Arwen, OMC/OFC
Summary: Aragorn reminisces about his first visit to Harad. 
The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate. No profit has been nor will be made from this story.
A/n; Fadil’s time with Aragorn is told from the merchant’s point of view in “A Gift of Tongues” and his adventures in the desert are told in “Desert Skies”.


A revised version of a story posted here a year ago

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lindahoyland: (Gilraen)
B2MeM Challenge: Family traditions, from the silly to the serious. Are the children read to at bedtime every night or do they exchange silly gifts on birthdays/Yule/etc. or do they light candles for deceased family on a certain day of the year? Maybe silly games like “pinch punch first of the month” or do they have a game night once a week? Or are there traditions for spotting the first spring flower, firefly, or something of that nature?
Something, anything about family traditions.
Format: Short story
Genre: Family
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Characters: Ivorwen, Gilraen, OFCs, Dírhael, Aragorn, Arwen, Eldarion.
Pairings: Ivorwen/Dírhael, Gilraen/Arathorn, Aragorn/Arwen
Summary: Every Mettarë, a candle is lit.



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A/n. Wishing all my readers health and happiness in 2016.This was first published for BTME in March and has been revised for the season.
lindahoyland: (Eldarion and Aragorn)

B2MeM Challenge:Eldarion, possibly other Gondorians - baby's first armour
This ridonkulously cute photo of a kid cosplaying a young Eldarion is making the rounds over at Tumblr:

http://marta-fandom.tumblr.com/post/114847236279/eldarion

and I thought it would make for some interesting fic. What did Eldarion, his proud parents, or anyone else think of this finery? Is it new, or is it inherited from somewhere? What did Arwen think about seeing her child wearing the Evenstar, which neither waxed nor waned? What of the craftsmen who made it? I'd love to see what people make of different aspects of this post, and would welcome either an Eldarion-centric piece or something about other Gondorians' reactions.

Format: short story
Genre: Family, humour
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Eldarion, OMC, OFC
Pairings: Aragorn/Arwen
Summary: Eldarion has his portrait painted.
The canon characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate. No profit has been nor will be made from this story.
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lindahoyland: (Aragorn and Faramir)
B2MeM Challenge:Image prompt: Murmuring Creek
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/the_winterwitch/13030705/5895/5895_original.jpg

Format: Ficlet
Genre: Family, friendship, fluff
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Characters: Aragorn, Faramir, Arwen, OFC
Pairings: Aragorn/Arwen, Faramir/Éowyn
Summary: Aragorn, Faramir and their families enjoy a summer afternoon in Ithilien.
A/n: A sequel of sorts to “The Stuff of Life”
http://lindahoyland.yolasite.com/the-stuff-of-life.php
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Fair Ithilien was the perfect place to be on a hot summer day. The King's Family, together with Faramir, Éowyn and their children had taken a picnic into the woods to escape from the heat.

The meal finished and packed away, the adults reclined beneath a great oak in a forest clearing while their children played and the horses grazed nearby.

“I think I will stretch my legs,” said Faramir.

“I will come with you,” said Aragorn. “We former Rangers find it hard to sit still for too long!”

“I will stay here a while,” said Arwen. She leaned back against the tree and began to sing softly.

Éowyn yawned. “It is too hot to move just yet.”

The two men wandered down to the edge of the clearing where a crystal- clear stream rippled. Both men knelt beside it to drink.

“This reminds me of my days wandering in the North,” said Aragorn. “I remember one warm day such as this in my youth when Halbarad led me to such a stream. I was yet unaccustomed to the hardships of the wild and was very hot and thirsty. I quenched my thirst in the stream and told Halbarad that nothing tasted sweeter than water. He replied that when I was King, I would have such fine wines that water would lose its savour. Ah, Halbarad never doubted my destiny, would that he had seen it come to pass!” Aragorn fell silent, lost in memories.

“And has water lost its sweetness?” Faramir asked after a few moments had passed.

“For once, Halbarad was wrong. It has not.” Aragorn cupped his hands and took another draught.

“Ada!” a small voice called.

“Farawyn!” cried Arwen. “Come back!”

“Want Ada!”

Farawyn toddled up beside her father. He called back to Arwen. “Farawyn is safe with me, vanimelda.”

The little girl eyed the stream curiously. “Fishes!” she cried, pointing to the darting minnows and almost overbalancing. Aragorn caught hold of her and steadied her. “Shall we catch you a fish? Naneth will have a cup for you to put it in.”

Farawyn shook her head.

“Would you like to paddle in the stream then, my sweet?”

Farawyn beamed.

“What a good idea!” Faramir exclaimed. He started to pull off his boots and stockings. Aragorn first helped his little daughter remove hers, then did likewise, before rolling up the legs of his breeches.

“Farawyn’s dress will get wet,” said Faramir.

“It will soon dry in the sun. It should not trouble her; she is after all a Ranger’s daughter as well as a little Princess!”

Aragorn took one of his daughter’s hands and Faramir took the other as they waded into the shallow stream. Farawyn squealed then decided she liked the feeling of cool water against her skin. She splashed her feet happily.

The three waded upstream where the trees grew more thickly, and pine fronds overhung the water. The bed of the stream became more rocky. The water foamed as it rippled over the moss- encrusted rocks. Farawyn laughed delightedly.

In the distance, the other children could be heard playing while Arwen sang.

“Is there any better way than this to spend a summer afternoon?” mused Aragorn.

“If there is, I do not know of it,” said Faramir.
lindahoyland: (moon)
B2MeM Challenge; Solar Eclipse
Since a partial solar eclipse is happening in parts of Europe, North Africa and a bit further tomorrow morning, I'm wondering how the inhabitants of Middle-earth will react to complete solar eclipse, or what they will make of it. It would be particularly awesome if they were Elves who still carry the memory of the time before sun and moon came into existence.
Format: Short story
Genre: drama
Rating: PG
Warnings: racism
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Faramir, OMCS
Pairings: Aragorn/Arwen
Summary: A solar eclipse causes unrest.
A/n: A sequel of sorts to “Circle of Faith” http://lindahoyland.livejournal.com/647176.html
The list of Aragorn's titles is taken from "The lord of the Rings".
With grateful thanks to my friends on LJ for all their help and suggestions.
The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate. No profit has been nor will be made from this story.

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lindahoyland: (Faramir1)
B2MeM Challenge:Image Prompt: Blue bowl decorated with yellow flowers
http://starbrow.livejournal.com/pics/catalog/1107/14256
Format: Short story
Genre: gen
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Characters: Finduilas, Faramir, Ioreth
Pairings: Finduilas/Denethor, Faramir/Éowyn
Summary: Ioreth has a gift for Faramir.
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lindahoyland: (A/A)
B2MeM Challenge:Song prompt: "Verdi prati"
One of the themes in Tolkien's works is the fading of beauty. Write/draw/create another type of fanwork inspired by "Verdi prati" from Handel's opera Alcina.
Green meadows, pleasant woods,
you will lose your beauty.
Lovely flowers, flowing streams,
your grace and loveliness
will soon change.
And once the beautiful scene is changed,
everything in you will return
to the wildness of your original appearance. (translation Lignota)
Also inspired by my picture prompt
Flowery Meadow
Format: ficlet
Genre: romance, hurt/comfort
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen
Pairings: Aragorn/Arwen, brief mentions of Faramir/Éowyn and Lúthien/Beren
Summary: Aragorn consoles a melancholy Arwen.
The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate. No profit has been nor will be made from this story.
A/n. part of my “Return to Rivendell” series.
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lindahoyland: (Faramir and Eowyn art)
B2MeM Challenge: Faramir, Aragorn, Éowyn, wedding gift
Faramir wants to get his bride-to-be a special gift but is uncertain what he should give her. He wants it to be special, something she will treasure, but he is having difficulty deciding what to give her. He can consult Aragorn or Aragorn can see that Faramir is struggling with a problem and offer to help him. Aragorn's suggestions can be good or bad. The gift can be anything and Eowyn's reaction to it can be anything you want it to be.
Format: Short story
Genre: friendship, romance
Rating: PG
Warnings: Mention of horse breeding
Characters: Aragorn, Faramir, Éowyn
Pairings: Aragorn/Arwen, Faramir/Éowyn
Summary: Faramir’s wedding gift to his bride has far reaching consequences.
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lindahoyland: (Aragorn and Arwen)
B2MeM Challenge: A mixture of Prompts. Mostly
Bilbo Baggins, Elrond, other inhabitants of Rivendell; gen, fic or art
How did it come about that Bilbo ended up in retirement in Rivendell? Did Elrond invite him? Did he invite himself? Did Gandalf arrange it? When were the arrangements made--before he left the Shire, or before or after his last journey to Erebor? What were his living quarters like? What did he bring with him from the Shire? Did he adjust easily to living among Elves? And how did the Elves feel about this small, elderly mortal dwelling among them?
Also inspired by
Someone opens the pages of a book and something falls out.
The book is either a volume from the Rivendell library or the personal copy of an inhabitant of Rivendell.
And
Books! Create something from the Library of Rivendell
Any kind of fanwork - story, art, craft - show us or tell us about a book/scroll/manuscript from Elrond’s library. Title, description, summary, cover, binding, endpapers, the art of book-binding, illumination or anything related, or a story about one particular book, be it its creation, history, content, or just playing a major role in any kind of story. It doesn’t have to be a complete work/book either. Anything goes here, provided it centers around anything that has to do with the Library of Rivendell.
Format: Short story
Genre: friendship
Rating: PG
Warnings:brief mention of violence
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Faramir , Bilbo
Pairings: Aragorn/Arwen
Summary: A chance discovery awakens old memories.
The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate. No profit has been nor will be made from this story.
A/n; The words of the poem are by Tolkien.


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lindahoyland: (Ranger)
B2MeM Challenge: Image prompt: Winter Fog and Trees
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/the_winterwitch/13030705/4348/4348_original.jpg
Format: Ficlet
Genre: horror, hurt/comfort
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Characters: Aragorn, Halbarad, OMCs
Pairings: none
Summary: Aragorn loses his way in thick, freezing fog.


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lindahoyland: (Thorongil)
B2MeM Challenge; Storytelling, original character, canon character. A canon character tells a story about an original character.
Format: Short story
Genre: Friendship
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Characters: OFC, Aragorn, Faramir, OMCS
Pairings: Aragorn/Arwen, OMC/OFC
Summary: Aragorn reminisces about his first visit to Harad.
The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate. No profit has been nor will be made from this story.
A/n; Fadil’s time with Aragorn is told here from the merchant’s point of view. http://lindahoyland.yolasite.com/the-gift-of-tongues.php
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lindahoyland: (crown)
B2MeM Challenge: Picture Prompt – Thieving Cat
Format: Short story
Genre: Character study, humour
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Characters: OFC, Aragorn, Faramir
Pairings: none
Summary: A cat steals a chop and an old woman reluctantly attends a coronation.
The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate. No profit has been, nor will be made from this story.
A/n Some words are taken directly from Tolkien. A sequel to “Greeting the Dawn”
http://lindahoyland.livejournal.com/649425.html


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lindahoyland: (Gondor)

B2MeM Challenge: “And in that very moment, away behind in some courtyard of the city, a cock crowed. Shrill and clear he crowed, reckoning nothing on wizardry or war, welcoming only the morning that in the sky far above the shadows of death was coming with the dawn.”—The Siege of Gondor.
But the cock also must have had mundane origins, since it was a real, physical being. My question is, where did the cock come from? And why was it still in the city, since all the other cocks have apparently disappeared
Format: Ficlet
Genre: Character study
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Characters: OFC
Pairings:none
Summary: An old woman remains in the City during the siege of Gondor.
The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate. No profit has been, nor will be made from this story.
A/n Some words are taken directly from Tolkien.


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lindahoyland: (Eldarion and Aragorn)
B2MeM Challenge: Family traditions, from the silly to the serious. Are the children read to at bedtime every night or do they exchange silly gifts on birthdays/Yule/etc. or do they light candles for deceased family on a certain day of the year? Maybe silly games like “pinch punch first of the month” or do they have a game night once a week? Or are there traditions for spotting the first spring flower, firefly, or something of that nature?
Something, anything about family traditions.
Format: Short story
Genre: Family
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Characters: Ivorwen, Gilraen, OFCs, Dírhael, Aragorn, Arwen, Eldarion.
Pairings: Ivorwen/Dírhael, Gilraen/Arathorn, Aragorn/Arwen
Summary: Every Mettarë, a candle is lit.


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lindahoyland: (moon)

B2MeM Challenge: Image prompt: Standing Stones
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/the_winterwitch/13030705/5174/5174_original.jpg
A group of standing stones. Why are they here? Where do they come from?
Format: Short story
Genre: Spiritual
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Faramir
Pairings: Aragorn/Arwen, OMC/OFC
Summary: An ancient circle of stones attracts the attention of the Ambassador from Harad and his wife.
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lindahoyland: (Aragorn and Faramir)
B2MeM Challenge: “Wouldn't Barliman Butterbur be astonished to have the High King come striding in for a glass of 'proper fourteen-twenty'?”
Format: short story
Genre: friendship
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Characters: Aragorn, Faramir, Butterbur
Pairings: none
Summary: Aragorn returns to “The Prancing Pony” as King and introduces Faramir to Butterbur’s best ale.
The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate. No profit has been, nor will be made from this story.

A/n A sequel to “At the Sign of the Prancing Pony.”

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lindahoyland: (Strider)
B2MeM Challenge: Aragorn's first visit to Bree, maybe in the company of Gandalf or with another Ranger. Were the Bree-folk always so suspicious of the Rangers, or did something happen to cause that?

Format: short story

Genre: friendship

Rating: PG

Warnings: none

Characters: Aragorn, Halbarad, OMCs

Pairings: none

Summary: Aragorn visits the Prancing Pony for the first time.

The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate. No profit has been, nor will be made from this story.

A/n I know nothing about ale and borrowed the description of Butterbur’s ale from a local brewer’s website.



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lindahoyland: (BTME15)
Wednesdays have been declared "Add a Prompt" day.

http://b2memsupport.livejournal.com/20898.html?view=190114#t190114

The more prompts the better!

The list of stalls is here.
http://b2mem.livejournal.com/tag/2015%3Amarket%20stalls

On a personal level, I'd love to see more Gen prompts for both Gondor and Arnor as well as Rohan, Bree and Rivendell where all my favourite characters come from! The Shire also doesn't have many prompts.
lindahoyland: (Faramir1)
B2MeM Challenge: Gondor: Boromir, Faramir, (Denethor optional) Boromir preparing to leave for Rivendell for the council, perhaps a discussion between the two brothers?

Format: short story

Genre: Family, angst

Rating: PG

Warnings:none

Characters: Denethor, Boromir, Faramir.

Pairings: none

Summary: The night before Boromir departs for Imladris, he has a conversation with Faramir.

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lindahoyland: (A/A)
B2MeM Challenge:B2MeM Challenge: Rivendell, something falls out of the pages of a book. http://b2mem.livejournal.com/282988.html?thread=4177004#t4177004

Format: short story

Genre: angst

Rating:PG

Warnings:none

Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Faramir, Elrond, Celebrian

Pairings: Aragorn/Arwen, Elrond/Celebrian

Summary: Aragorn makes an unexpected discovery in the library at Rivendell.

“Maybe, it has been appointed so, that by my loss the kingship of Men may be restored.” - Tolkien



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