I can appreciate an attractive man without falling in love with him. I want to know who they are and who they're not and why they are the way they are--but I want to know that without being told that. But what I don't love is being told that someone loves someone else. I'm attracted to a lot of people, but I don't love a lot of people.
Because there are four successful elf/human pairings and one unsuccessful elf/human pairing in the history of Middle Earth, and for your story to be the fifth successful pairing. The Marriage Law, once enacted, has the power to destroy Hermione's perfectly normal life. A what if fic in which Buffy and Spike are sent back in time (separately, and unbeknownst to each other) from sometime not terribly log after "Chosen". Their mission is to prevent Glory from opening the portal and thus prevent Buffy's death and reincarnation; thereby preventing the rise of the First Evil. Will an elf prince help her find the strength to defeat her nature, or will she fall, as so many have? "You are lost in the wrong place, then." Haldir has never trusted humans.BIOS Type: Phoenix-Award BIOS Date: August 22nd 2005 BIOS ID:08/22/2005-NF-CK804-A8N-E-00-None BIOS OEM: ASUS A8N-E ACPI BIOS Revision 1008 - ASUS A8N-E ACPI BIOS Revision 1008 Chipset: Athlon 1100 rev 0 Super IO: ITE 8712F rev 7 at port 002E Manufacturer: ASUSTe K Computer INC. I'm part of the over-burdened LOTR fandom, although I dip a toe into many, many fandoms. And another thing about Legolas--if you pair him with a human, realize that your story has to be LONG and ANGSTY. Tenth Walker - Gandalf convinces a former Haradrim assassin to join the Fellowship, but the path of blood and gold calls to her again in the form of the Ring. I enjoy 10th Walker stories, canon pairing stories except for Aragorn/Arwen (Arwen's such a dry character that I just can't get into her), and Girl-In-Middle-Earth stories. Wanting to have sex with someone is different from loving them. I can even get turned on around him--all those "hand touchings" that are so important in LOTR fanfiction--but still not love him.But what's not legit is for it to be easy for them. Luckily, she and Ron are already planning to obey the horrific law together as a team... For whatever reason, they both end up in Season Four, After being persuaded by the most unlikely of people for the most unlikely of reasons, Hermione takes a one way trip to the past fully intending on saving not just lives but souls along the way. Legomance, obviously."I'm not trespassing, I'm lost! It takes all of his faith in Galadriel to allow the girl he finds at the borders to live in Caras Galadhon - and then Galadriel orders him to train her.
Also, what sets elves apart from people isn't that they're faster or better or whatever. Until a Malfoy-shaped wrench gets thrown into the works. Aubrey just wants to get back to her world, and the duty she has left behind.
It's really LACE (the Law and Customs of the Eldar). More often then not a person finds themselves falling into Middle Earth but what if that situation reversed and the fellowship fell into Earth?
And we all hate LACE, but the truth is that if you ignore LACE, you've basically just made elves human superheroes. Krystin didn't expect to wake up and find Aragorn and Legolas in her barn and she never thought she'd save Boromir from a pissed off bull let alone go dress shopping with hobbits! (Eventual return to ME, Boromir/OC)AU - Eowyn is sent to Ithilien by her brother to get her away from Edoras and Wormtongue.
So either make up your mind to be completely AU from the get-go and WARN YOUR READERS that you're not going to follow LACE (so that I know I'm not going to like it) or I encourage every author who would write a Legomance to REALLY consider writing...: And so on. It's a lot more dangerous to love a human than an elf, and it's a lot harder to write about the angst that goes with that. No cheating, no old age, no death, no problems forever. Promped by Sian making an off-hand remark about Rangers in tight spaces, then adding that this was just what she wanted to take her mind off her migraine.
These are the big headings, but there are HUNDREDS of Satisfactory-to-Good Legomances (most of which aren't completed, but, most fanfictions aren't completed), and these other characters get snubbed. Started out as PWP migraine cure, but has now taken on a life of its own - AU all the way through to Pelennor and Houses of Healing.
In an effort to escape her captors, Hermione Granger attempts to go back in time two hours. How will she navigate the past when she knows the future? RLHGLouisa Murphey liked the simplicity of her life.