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Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Vickzie
Poor Dawnie and Legolas! Good story though
Review By [Vickzie] • Date [17 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Two Steps Forward, One back..." from BuffyKaibaHunt
Very brilliant and awesome! :) I especially like this part:

Legolas looked down, ashamed of his own stupidity and mistrust. He should have known better of Dawn, and he deserved her wrath. “So Spike was your first?”

“Yes. Spike was my first. And since you’re all of a sudden so interested in my romantic history, let me lay it out for you; there was that one night with Spike, and yes we both know it was wrong and stupid, but it happened anyway! Then there was Justin, the cute guy I made out with on Halloween when I was fifteen. He turned out to be a vamp and I staked him. That’s pretty much it. Oh- I’m sorry- there was also this one time back in Edoras when I gave Eomer a hug, I’m pretty sure I accidentally touched his ass! As you can see, you’ve never had anything to worry about. I just hoped you had always trusted that.”

Dawn finished her tirade out of breath, colour high in her cheeks, waiting for Legolas to respond. A part of her was embarrassed at her outburst, but it was all true, and at least it was all out in the open now.

As he stared down into Dawn’s emerald eyes, Legolas could think of no suitable response. There was so much he wanted to tell Dawn, a million apologies he wanted to make to her, but there were no words in the Elven tongue, the Common, or even in Dawn’s Valley-speak that would suffice.

Finally, he reached out and laid his hands gently on Dawn’s cheeks, pulling her face to his, his kiss speaking much more eloquently than his words. “I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” he murmured against her lips, pressing light kisses to them in between words.

“I was wrong, and stupid. Amin ikotane hiraetha, amin saimela lle ikotane. Please forgive me.” [I’m so sorry, I love you so much.]

“Of course I’ll forgive you. Amin mela lle, vithel, amin Aran. Estelio tanya,” Dawn responded, littering his face with feather-light kisses of her own. [I love you, also, my King. Trust that.]

Pulling away, Legolas smiled. “I do,” he vowed. “I do trust in that.”
Review By [BuffyKaibaHunt] • Date [9 Jul 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Dark Dreams in Happier Times" from BuffyKaibaHunt
Brilliant! :) I like it, especially this part:

Dawn had been having nightmares of events in her old world for some weeks now. She always detailed them to Legolas, they were the most painful events of her former life some nights, and others were like tonight. Dreams where her she was stuck in her old body while her family either abandoned her to death or became monsters thirsting for her blood before her very eyes.

“What happened this time?” Legolas wanted to know. He had found from experience that if he wanted a detailed account of his wife’s dreams, he had to ask for it straight away because she wouldn’t want to talk about it in the daylight hours.

“It was Buffy. I was fourteen, she was supposed to save me. But she wasn’t my sister anymore, she was a vampire and she drank from me.” Dawn shuddered a little to herself at the memory. Her dreams were becoming more and more violent and painful.

Legolas drew her head down to cradle against his chest, kissing the top of the rich brown strands. “Do you think it was a warning of some sort?” he asked, already knowing the answer she would give.

“No. My life in Sunnydale is over, there’s no reason for me to be linked to the Hellmouth anymore. I’m just stressed about the next few weeks is all.”

“Yes, it’s not every day a girl from Sunnydale becomes a Queen,” Legolas smiled. In just a fortnight, Thranduil would be sailing for Valinor and the Kingdom of Mirkwood would be left to Legolas and Dawn to rule over. All the preparations had been made, and now they awaited only the arrival of Gimli, now over two and a half centuries old, from the Lonely Mountain. Gimli would witness the coronation of his dearest Elf friend before joining the party sailing to the Undying Lands.

“Uh-huh,” Dawn murmured, already starting to drift back towards blissful sleep. “Except of course for the time I was nearly kidnapped as an Underworld Child Bride.”

“Well, I promise I won’t sing then,” Legolas chuckled as he watched Dawn sink at last into an untroubled slumber. He kissed her cheek softly, marvelling again at her vibrant beauty before settling back into rest himself.

* * * * *

Dawn awoke with a smile on her face and a light in her green eyes. She had not forgotten her nightmare, she never forgot any of them, but in the daylight they could not touch her. Her home was a paradise, a safe haven where nothing could hurt her and she was indestructible. She knew a large part of that feeling came from her faith in the Elf lying beside her on the pillows, indulgently watching as she came into consciousness.

“Mmm- quel amrun,” she murmured, leaning in for a kiss. [Good morning]

“Right back at you,” Legolas replied, already shifting even closer to his wife. After a century, he was becoming more and more accustomed to using Dawn’s language, just as she had mastered Elvish. He had decided long ago, however, that Elvish was a much simpler language to learn than ‘Valley-speak’.

Very intriguing and inspiring. :)
Keep up your super-neat, very creative and coolly phenomenal writing! :)
Review By [BuffyKaibaHunt] • Date [6 Jul 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Bluejello
Excellent sequel!
I would like to see a third and final part to this series, a final meeting and possible reconciliation between Buffy and Dawn. What do you think the odds are, eh?
Review By [Bluejello] • Date [5 Mar 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from MellyNorth
I loved this story, and the precedding one. I love the way you made Dawn into a mature adult, instead of the whiny kid she is often portrayed as.
I do hope there is a third story in this series, out there someone. I'd love to see what happens next. Great work!
Review By [MellyNorth] • Date [7 Feb 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from AriaDeloncray
Another great story! I really hope you write a sequel.
Review By [AriaDeloncray] • Date [28 Dec 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Sabryna
It is the first fic with LOTR I ever read and I really loved it. Of course, I began with the first part. It was really great. I was wondering if you have completely give up the idea of a sequel or if there is a chance to read one, one day...
Review By [Sabryna] • Date [28 Dec 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Elenea
I love both the story's, I've been re-reading everything and it still amazes me. You portray Dawn brilliantly and I can't wait to see if you would write more Dawn/Legolas.
Review By [Elenea] • Date [30 Nov 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from KatieKat
I loved both of these stories and i think that you should make a third one after all you left it hanging *pout pout* but hey thats just my opinion *smiles* I've read this one and the first one at least twice so I'm a huge fan of them.

Review By [KatieKat] • Date [23 Sep 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from aerialla
I just read this and the prequel in one fell swoop. Absolutely amazing. Has there been any thoughts to the 3rd. I know it has been a long time, but I just found this and am hungry for more. Thanks for the beautiful story.

Review By [aerialla] • Date [16 Aug 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from MalificentTheEvilQue
Oooh. You should do a third one because I really really really want Buffy to see Dawn happy and loved and I want them to make up. *nod nod* It was very good. I've read most of your writing because your Harry Potter fic and so you should write more more!!!! *dances* It would cause great happiness. Indeed. *nod nod* So I'll just hope with my fingers crossed. Indeed?
Review By [MalificentTheEvilQue] • Date [22 Apr 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from DruidLass
I just read both Ilfirin Meleth and Ilfirin Meleth II all in one day, and I have to tell you: you are amazing!! Your writing and your ideas were so captivating, I couldn't stop! You did an amazing job with these two stories, although the second one made me sad, and angry at Buffy. Will there ever be a third part? Please, pretty please!?!? Excellent job, although the epilogue sounded kinda ominous. Can't wait to read your other stories. -Druid
Review By [DruidLass] • Date [2 Apr 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from FairyQilan
Review By [FairyQilan] • Date [28 Aug 06] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from DarkRhapsody
please tell me there is coming a continuation on this...I need one...I read both stories today and I feel like I need more...I love your writing by the way...really do...
Review By [DarkRhapsody] • Date [24 Mar 06] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from mellusene
I never review under normal circumstances, but I'll do my best.
I just read Ilfirin Meleth and Ifirin Meleth II and I thought I'd let you know my thoughts. I really enjoyed the first story. It was light and funny in all the right places, the plot fit around Dawn seamlessly, and there were no unnecessary details. I hate it when people tell us stuff we already know in explicit detail, it takes aways from the story. I really enjoyed your portrayal of Eyowen; she's like my hero. And including the sacking of the shire was an inspired move, I so enjoyed that part of the book and felt rather cheated when they didn't have it in the movie.
Now onto 'The Test of Ties' I feel like I've been through the emotional ringer after reading this. It was done very well for what it is. Some people don't like angsty fics but you gave fair warning. So I don't think people should complain. Anyway I can't even tell you haw many times I cried during this fic. I may have cried from beginning to end. You gave reason and substance to the emotions throughout the story, and this gave it a rich deep feel that many authors lack in angsty fics. I have to admit I nearly got sick at the thought of Dawn losing Legolas' baby. To have her 'family ' do that to her is so horrifying. I would have liked to see the Scoobies reaction to learning where she was and that they cost her a baby. I think they should be thoroughly made to suffer for what they did, and I would like to read your take on how they would react to learning the truth.
The story hit a chord somewhere in me; it reached a place in me that acutely feels despair and hope. I just had to review it. I've read 50 or so fics this past month and this is the only one I have reviewed. Keep up the good work!
Review By [mellusene] • Date [11 Feb 06] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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