tuxedo_elf: (Orophin Solitude)
Title: A Most Unusual Elf
Author: Tuxedo Elf
Rating: G
Characters: Gildor, Orophin
Summary: A new Elf arrives in Lothlorien and makes quite an impression.
Notes: This may be the start of a series, I'm not sure yet.

Orophin eyed the newcomer suspiciously. It was an Elf, but the most unusual Elf he had ever seen. His clothes were worn and patched, his boots looked like they were barely holding together – and he was wearing a hat – a big, floppy hat. Until a moment ago, Orophin had never seen an Elf in a hat… they were a fashion of men, or so he thought.

“Good day!” The Elf greeted them cheerfully as they dropped from the trees. He did not seem at all perturbed by the sudden appearance of half a dozen well-armed warriors.

“Good day,” Orophin echoed politely. “I am Orophin of Lórien, a guardian of these woods. Who might you be?”

“I am Gildor, of nowhere in particular.” The other grinned. “I have come to see the Lady Galadriel.”

Orophin looked disdainfully at the scruffy Elf. He never looked so dishevelled, not even after battle, he was sure. He could not even imagine taking him to the Lady in that state, though he had no reason to refuse him entry into the realm.

“I see. Well, come with us and I will arrange for a bath and some fresh clothes – then I will escort you to the Lady.”

Gildor chuckled, shaking his head. “There is no need for that! My cousin has seen far worse, I assure you!”

It was not lost on Orophin that Gildor claimed to be Galadriel’s kin, but he did not concern himself with it. “I do not care if you are the cousin of Manwë himself – I am not letting you into the Lady’s presence in that condition. Either you bathe and change, or you go on your way. It is your choice.” He stood defensively in front of the new arrival.

Gildor looked surprised at Orophin’s insistence, but shrugged. It was not worth being turned away over, though he rarely met anyone who got the best of him.

“As you wish…” He replied easily. “Lead on!” Amused by Orophin’s glare, he allowed himself to be led away.


Hours later, bathed and in clean, new clothes, the wandering Elf was finally presented to the Lady Galadriel.

“Gildor!” The Lady greeted him with delight, embracing him warmly. “How good to see you again!” Stepping back, she looked him over approvingly. “You look very well – and if I may say so, remarkably well presented! Whatever happened?”

Gildor laughed. “I was rather more unkempt when I arrived here! You have stubborn guards, cousin; the one I met refused to so much as let me enter the realm until I agreed to bathe!”

“They have high standards,” she chuckled, amused. “Tell me, who was it?”

“An Elf by the name of Orophin,” Gildor said. “He was most insistent!”

Galadriel did not look surprised, though she nodded. “Ah yes… he is a good guardian. His stubbornness likely stems from his having two older brothers, he is used to having to stand his ground!”

“Like someone else I know!” Gildor teased, ignoring her glare. He knew her well and was not troubled by the things that made others cringe. “I wonder if I shall see him again. He was – a most unusual Elf.”


Date: 2009-01-25 11:57 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] faramirhaldir.livejournal.com
LOL! Oh I bet Gildor does want to see Orophin again. This was wonderful. I love Orophin making his more presentable for Galadriel.


And, I vote for new series. This will be delicious

Date: 2009-01-27 01:22 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] tuxedo-elf.livejournal.com
He values his career too much to let in any old stray. lol. Glad you liked it, I do hope to write more. :)

Date: 2009-01-26 12:04 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] enismirdal.livejournal.com
Please be correcting the notes to "This will be the start of a series, I promise". :p

*smooches Gildor and Orophin* I love them already. :D

*holds up bowl* Please Miss, can I have some more?

Date: 2009-01-27 01:23 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] tuxedo-elf.livejournal.com
OK, OK you win. LOL. *Offers a second helping* :P

Date: 2009-01-26 12:32 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] naurring.livejournal.com
I like this! Gildor's a really interesting personnage. I really hope you'll think about that 'I'm not sure if it will be a series' again...

Date: 2009-01-27 01:07 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] tuxedo-elf.livejournal.com
Thanks! It just depends on the muses, I am hoping to write more. :)

Date: 2009-01-26 01:30 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] ennorwen.livejournal.com
Oooh, I like! What an intriguing beginning. Yessss. Beginning. I love Orophin's cheeky attitude and Gildor's astonishment. And the likeness between Orophin having older brothers and well, Galadriel. Uh-huh. More little snippets from this universe would be most welcome!

Date: 2009-01-27 01:27 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] tuxedo-elf.livejournal.com
I think it is a beginning, the muses are still twitching! Thanks, I'm really glad you liked it. :)

Date: 2009-01-26 01:54 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] elladansgirl.livejournal.com
ohh I liked this. I can just picture Orophin standinghis ground against Gildor.

If your taking Votes then I vote for this to be turned into a series


Date: 2009-01-27 01:15 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] tuxedo-elf.livejournal.com
Thanks, glad you liked it!

Well it's more about the muses than votes, but I am hoping to write a few more. :)

Date: 2009-01-26 02:03 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] weepingnaiad.livejournal.com
That was cute! I enjoyed Orophin's disdain and that Gildor gave in.

Really nice glimpse at all the characters!

Date: 2009-01-27 01:28 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] tuxedo-elf.livejournal.com
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it! :)

Date: 2009-01-26 03:35 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] aglarien1.livejournal.com
That put such a smile on my face! And there is something subliminal going on here:he allowed himself to bed led away. You MUST do the sequel now, Tux! It spoke! It wants it!


Date: 2009-01-26 10:13 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] tuxedo-elf.livejournal.com
*Blushes madly and edits* LOL.

I guess the Elves know what they want! :P

Thanks. :) *Hugs*

Date: 2009-01-27 02:48 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] aglarien1.livejournal.com
They do! They wants a bed, they do!

Date: 2009-01-26 04:15 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] gwaelinn.livejournal.com
Oh I like this! Hope it is a start of something...two of my favorite elves (at least third aged elves...)

Date: 2009-01-27 01:26 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] tuxedo-elf.livejournal.com
Glad you liked it! I am hoping to write more. :)

Date: 2009-01-26 07:43 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] sildil.livejournal.com
OH PLEASE WRITE MORE! This was so cute and might even inspire a drawing. I say MIGHT as I haven't done one for positively AGES!!!

Date: 2009-01-26 10:31 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] tuxedo-elf.livejournal.com
Oooh, it would be VERY cool if it did! :)

I probably will write more, I have a few ideas bouncing around.

Date: 2009-01-26 02:04 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] minuial_nuwing
minuial_nuwing: (Wet Elf)
I loved this! Your initial description of Gildor made me giggle, and Orophin was the perfect foil.


Date: 2009-01-27 01:20 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] tuxedo-elf.livejournal.com
Thanks Min! I have no idea where the hat came from. lol. Glad you liked it. :)

Date: 2009-01-26 02:07 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] chaotic-binky.livejournal.com
So they both found each other unusual lol

I enjoyed this:D

Hugs Binky xxx

Date: 2009-01-27 01:25 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] tuxedo-elf.livejournal.com
Thanks Binky, glad you liked it!

Date: 2009-01-26 06:32 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] luin77.livejournal.com
This may be the start of a series

Hey, I thought we had discussed this thoroughly on Saturday!! Not "may"... "will"! Poor one-chapter-phin... :D

Cookielove! :)

Date: 2009-01-27 01:24 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] tuxedo-elf.livejournal.com
Hahaha you're right! This is a start I guess! :P


Date: 2009-03-07 03:25 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] erfan-starled.livejournal.com
Nice feel, the last line making me smile and smile :)
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