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  1. Rec 36

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    “What is better, my beloved?” Melkor asked him once, “To serve the Light or to rule the Darkness?”

    Tonight he serves the Light.

    Tonight she rules the Darkness.

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    25 Nov 2022

  2. Rec 19

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    “There are no terms that would persuade me to lay down arms.”
    “What if your enemy offered to lay down his?”

    (Five different AUs.)

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    22 Nov 2022

  3. Public Bookmark 19

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    The strained irony in his voice is weirdly endearing. His head is still tilted back, rested against the tree bark, and his eyelids ajar; he is not looking, but he must have sensed her sudden discomfort.
    “Well. Let me remove the bandage first, and I will be able to judge fairly.”
    He stifles a weak laugh.
    “Galadriel. Are you being humorous?”
    “I am just trying not to think about all the ways this could have been prevented” she retorts, managing at the very last moment not to add a blunt remark about whose fault all of this is. It is implied, anyways. When she gingerly touches the knot that holds the bandaging together, he flinches.
    “Forgive me.”
    “That’s fine. Go on.”
    “I have to warn you - I am not a healer.” And again, in her mind: It would have been an easier and less blood-drenched task, had you only listened to me from the beginning.
    He shoots her a pained smirk.
    “Do your best, Elf.”
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    [Or: what actually happened over the six-day journey from the Southlands to Eregion, and all the times Galadriel and Halbrand had to stop during it.]

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    07 Nov 2022

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    After the end of it all, ages after, Galadriel is called to Aman where a prisoner dwells in the shadows. A prisoner whose trial is at last approaching. And he will talk to one being alone: Galadriel.

    Galadriel must devise of three trials to put Sauron through to prove he is worthy of redemption - and failure is not an option. After the first two trials were less than a success, Galadriel has to pull out all the stops for the third and she does not like it, at all. For the third trial will not only test Sauron but her as well. Because for this most crucial one, she will have to live through a time where when Sauron asks her to join him, she tells him yes.

    *** FORMERLY: after the end of it all (one shot), now a multi-chapter, post-canon fic

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    Sauron may have left Eregion but he did not leave Galadriel’s dreams.

    …He looks at her as if she is a lost dream long mourned. He looks at her as if she is the vision of his desires incarnate. He looks hungry, reverent, admiring.

    Her heart shifts, and her mouth opens slightly. Not to speak but to let more air in, her lungs feel so tight.

    “You shouldn’t be here,” he says and then his lips are on hers.

    He is but a dream, she thinks. This is not real. And she lets him kiss her…

    Set after The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Episode 8 "Alloyed"

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    18 Oct 2022