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Warning - This chapter is NC-17, and has a little bit o' BDSM for fun.

Chapter 9: Sundering (Part 2)

When Legolas arrived at the clearing where the Fellowship often took meals together, he was surprised to discover that a feast had been prepared. Lights were hung from branches of the mallyrn, casting pools of light and shadow over the shifting crowds below. Elves were dressed in their finest, minstrels had gathered and they played softly in the background. It was an atmosphere completely different from the mourning when they arrived. Tables had been moved to the edges of the clearing and they fairly bowed with the weight of the platters they held. The air was redolent with the scent of food – thick slices of meat, soft cheeses, bread still warm from the oven, fresh greens and autumn vegetables – potatoes, celery root, carrots, squash – flagons of lightly spiced wine and water fresh from the stream. At one end all of the desserts even a hungry hobbit could desire – honey cakes and buttery pastries and rich, sweetened iced cream, sliced apples drizzled with honey and strawberries in cream. Legolas was not surprised to find that all four hobbits and Gimli had already arrived. They waved him over, faces wreathed in smiles, but as he crossed the clearing the revelers shifted, revealing Boromir. He stood on the sidelines, watching. He held neither food nor drink, so Legolas filled both plate and goblet before making his apologies to the hobbits and joining Boromir where he stood alone.


 

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Chapter 9: Sundering


The fellowship lingered in Lorien for nigh on a sennight. During that time Legolas' days acquired an unusual, but somewhat reassuring routine. He took his meals with other members of the Fellowship, sometimes joining Gimli, who was beginning to develop a fondness for the Lorien elves, and others with the hobbits who had cheered considerably with rest, regular meals and the air of the wood itself, which seemed to be imbued with magic.


 

aubreym: Ocean beach at sunset (LotR)
Title: King's Courtesan
Rating: NC-17 (this chapter)
Warning: None
Pairing: Boromir/Legolas, Haldir/Tathar (OC)

Chapter 8: Flame
Night had fallen, followed by day, then night again and day – all blending together in an endless stream as the remainder of the fellowship walked on.  They traveled nearly continuously now, Aragorn pushing them hard to reach Lorien.   In their brief times of rest, someone always stood guard, and often Legolas or Boromir volunteered for the task.  Gimli and the hobbits were clearly exhausted by their burden of grief and the pace of their journey, and Aragorn looked worn by the sudden weight of leadership placed so suddenly upon him.  Legolas took as many shifts as Aragorn would allow in an attempt to shoulder what weight he could.  It was a help to himself as well.  Sleep came rarely, and when it did dreams often sent him rushing to the surface of wakefulness.  Even more rarely could he remember the dreams, though often they left him with a bone dry mouth, a thudding heart and the sensation that a presence was pursuing him and he had already lost his most beloved...

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Title: King's Courtesan - Chapter 7
Rating: NC-17 this chapter
Pairing: Legolas/Boromir, Legolas/Gandalf (in part 1 of 2)
Disclaimer: See Chapter 1


Chapter 7: Shadows (cont)


It was early in the following day when they came upon the tomb.  As the morning wore on, Gimli had grown quieter, until he was near silent.  Legolas knew he must have been wondering about his kinsmen.  It was odd that no one had yet approached any of the travelers – but no one commented on it, not even Pippin.  There was a thickness to the air, an almost tangible feeling of foreboding.  It made the hair on the back of Legolas' neck prickle and he kept one hand over the hilt of his knives.  He could see the muscles tensed along Boromir's shoulders.  The Man felt it as well.  The hobbits had also fallen silent.  It was more than simply the unrelenting darkness, it almost felt like a presence.
aubreym: Ocean beach at sunset (Default)
Title: King's Courtesan - Chapter 7
Rating: NC-17 this chapter
Pairing: Legolas/Boromir, Legolas/Gandalf
Disclaimer: See Chapter 1


Chapter 7: Shadows

Though the group of travelers had been called “Fellowship” upon their outset, the naming was not yet true even as the first sennight of their journey came to a close. The hobbits drew together, seeming to be concerned with little more than their next mean or a good pinch of pipeweed to be smoked at day's end. Even Frodo, of the bluest eyes, seemed not to be bowed by the weight of that which he carried. Pippin's light-hearted humor was a perfect counterpoint to the weighty discussions and deep silences that rose and fell between Gandalf and Aragorn. Gimli walked most often with Boromir; the two warriors had bonded over tales of battles fought and enemies defeated. And yet, betimes Legolas would feel eyes upon him and look up, only to discover Boromir's gaze sliding away. It gave him a queer sensation, a heated flush followed by a chill in the center of his belly. What exactly it portended he knew not. But it concerned him less than when it was the ringbearer who so entranced the man. Though he spoke of it to no one, Legolas could almost feel the tension that grew in that tall frame whenever Frodo passed him in an unguarded moment. On nights after such instances Boromir would drink deep of a flask he carried in his pack, laugh loudly at Gimli's tall tales but offer few of his own and his eyes would be hot on Legolas as he went about whatever task had been appointed him.


aubreym: Ocean beach at sunset (Default)
Title: King's Courtesan
Rating: NC-17 this chapter
Pairing: Elladan/Lindir, Elrohir/Legolas
Disclaimer: See Chapter One

Chapter 6 – Hunt

After that day on the practice field things shifted between Legolas and Elrohir. They both found excuses to pass time together and no matter what they were doing, from games of strategy to weapons practice to silent strolls through Imladris' many gardens, they found much pleasure in each other's company. Though Legolas was certain this had not escaped the notice of other Imladran nobles, it seemed as though being in the company of one of Lord Elrond's sons put him above petty gossip. He was not disabused of this notion for many weeks, and they were some of the most pleasant he could recall, above even those he had spent with Erestor engaged in training. He believed this was not least because Elrohir seemed to delight in his presence, apart from duty or necessity. More surprisingly, apart from desire as well. Though there were instances when Legolas would feel Elrohir's gaze lingering upon him, especially when they were in the baths together, or on the training field, never once did the younger twin express an interest in taking their relationship beyond the platonic.

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aubreym: Ocean beach at sunset (Default)
Title: King's Courtesan
Rating: G (This chapter)
Pairing: Mentions of Elladan/Lindir, Elrond/Celebrian, Thranduil/OFC (This chapter)
Disclaimer: See Chapter 1

Chapter 5 – Interlude

At first Legolas was taken aback when he received word that the fellowship was not to begin the quest for two months. He was to remain in the valley until their departure, but other than this he had no further instructions. There were preparations that needed to be made – meetings to be held between Aragorn, Glorfindel, Galdalf, Elrond, Erestor and Elladan, decisions about what path should be taken, discussions about what they might face. Legolas understood all of this, but still he was left feeling at loose ends. Never had he so many idle hours, unbroken by training or assignations.

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aubreym: Ocean beach at sunset (Default)
Title: King's Courtesan
Rating: PG-13 (this chapter)
Pairing: Elladan/Lindir
Disclaimer: See Chapter 1

Chapter 4 - Council

The night passed slowly for Legolas. He had been sent from Erestor's chamber nearly before the sweat of coupling had dried. Sent without so much as a word, neither praise nor disappointment. He could only hope that he had passed the test he had been assigned. Unable to sleep, he made his way out onto the balcony. His room faced the gardens, and the surrounding mountains beyond. Even though autumn had come to the valley, still a few roses clung to their vines, scenting the air with the last of their sweetness. Ithil's light shone through the trees and over Lord Elrond's marble statues. The sculptor was clearly a master. Each captured an elf in motion, as if time stood still for that being. It was as though the vines of ivy twining their forms would slip from them at any moment and allow them their freedom. Read more... )
aubreym: Ocean beach at sunset (Default)
Rating: R
Warning: BD/SM
Pairing: Erestor/Elrond, Erestor/Legolas
Disclaimer: See Chapter 1


Chapter Three: Fire

Legolas hesitated just outside the entrance to the Dining Hall. He had timed his arrival perfectly - not too early, nor yet too late. The majority of those who would be attending were just reaching the Hall now, passing by him with only the barest of glances. He would slip into the crowd, for a moment becoming no different than they. Despite the necessity of these large functions, he was never at ease during them. He preferred a smaller group, where he could focus his attentions on a couple of patrons to the exclusion of all else. Tonight this was not an option.

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aubreym: Ocean beach at sunset (Default)
Rating: NC-17
Warning: BD/SM
Pairing: Lindir/Legolas, Erestor/Legolas
Disclaimer: See Chapter 1

Chapter Two: Imladris

The days of preparation for the journey – the quest - passed as hours. From the moment Legolas found himself standing alone outside the King’s chambers in nothing but a robe, he felt as though he had been plunged into a whirlwind… into the middle of a storm that blew in with no warning. The list of preparations felt endless, from new clothing to weapons to last minute training in both the arts of war and the arts of desire.

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aubreym: Ocean beach at sunset (Default)
Warning: Incest
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Thranduil/Legolas
Disclaimer: Characters not mine. Plot, wording mine.

Chapter One: Change

The day had gone much like the ones before. And Legolas assumed it was the way things would continue to go. His life stretched before him and behind him in a long, straight, dusty path. He leaned back against the wall in the King’s garden and gazed absently at the roses before him. The years had begun to settle on him like the heavy velvet robes of state he was made to wear at certain formal occasions, when the King desired his heritage and rank to be apparent. Alone for once, he allowed himself to relax. To let his expression soften into something less than its usual brilliance. Something more natural. He leaned his head on his hand and allowed his mind to drift.

Just as he was beginning to feel more comfortable, he caught the slight sound of footsteps crunching on the gravel of the path. Instantly he straightened, mask dropping easily over his features again. The moment he had reined himself back under control, Galion, one of the King’s butlers rounded the wall and caught sight of him standing there.

“Prince Legolas, King Thranduil desires your presence in his study immediately.” Galion’s voice was cool, just barely within the requirements of formality. His eyes roved over Legolas’ body, without even the suggestion of deference. All of the King’s servants knew Legolas’ position. And while they were not allowed to partake in his pleasures due to their station, they were clear in their opinion of him. It no longer bothered him.

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aubreym: Ocean beach at sunset (Default)
Title: The King's Courtesan
Author: KatLeaf
Rating: PG for this piece
Status: WIP
Warning: None yet
Pairing: Legolas/Elrohir, others later
Disclaimer: The characters you recognize aren't mine. The ones you don't are. Tolkien owns the sandbox, I just play in it. Words and plot are mine, stealing's not nice!


“I came sickened to your shore. You showed me what this life is for.”
~ Live, Dance with You

Prologue

Lying here beside you through the night is a new experience for me – despite the many times I have lain thus, both with you and with others. I do not know what has changed; but something has shifted. I do not have the words to express what is in my heart. And yet this does not satisfy you; you ask me to speak, to tell you my story. Describe where I have come from, and why, and how… You tell me this is how a relationship begins, how love grows. And I am shamed. Even here in your arms, even with your heart pounding against my back, words of care lingering in my ears. I do not want to taint what we have found with what I have been. With what I am. Though you know. You understand already, better than anyone else.

I have nothing else to give you, Elrohir Peredhil… nothing worth what you have given me. For you have given me acceptance… given me myself, in a way no one ever has. And so I give you this. My story, for the little it is worth. And I can only hope that it is enough. It is all I have.

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