lotesse: (lotr_moon!frodo)
title: (bind you with love that is) graceful and green as a stem, 7-9/9
pairing: non-explicit Sam/Frodo
wordcount(total): 22, 664
rating: pg

An au of the final chapters of RotK. Crack premise: if it were possible for Sam to take up the burden of Frodo's pain, and allow his beloved master to be free. Tolkien splits his ending evenly between comedy and tragedy, with Sam getting all of the one and Frodo getting all of the other. Sam has marriage and children and riches, the narrative of celebration, of life ascendant. Frodo has the tragic side: death, loss, all the things that never get better, and at last his martyr's end. But a different end to the story could be managed, if Sam and Frodo were to share both the joy and the sorrow of their victory and their adventure. drama, angst, hurt/comfort. thanks and endearments to my beta, [livejournal.com profile] lozlan.

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7. Oh, I hope you run into them, you who've been traveling so long )

8. And they brought me their comfort and later they brought me this song )

Epilogue: You can read their address by the moon )
lotesse: (lotr_frodo/merry)
title: (bind you with love that is) graceful and green as a stem, 4-6/9
pairing: non-explicit Sam/Frodo
wordcount(total): 22, 664
rating: pg

An au of the final chapters of RotK. Crack premise: if it were possible for Sam to take up the burden of Frodo's pain, and allow his beloved master to be free. Tolkien splits his ending evenly between comedy and tragedy, with Sam getting all of the one and Frodo getting all of the other. Sam has marriage and children and riches, the narrative of celebration, of life ascendant. Frodo has the tragic side: death, loss, all the things that never get better, and at last his martyr's end. But a different end to the story could be managed, if Sam and Frodo were to share both the joy and the sorrow of their victory and their adventure. drama, angst, hurt/comfort. thanks and endearments to my beta, [livejournal.com profile] lozlan.

1-3 7-9

4. When you’re not feeling holy your loneliness says that you’ve sinned )

5. Well I've been where you're hanging, I think I can see how you're pinned )

6. Yes, you who must leave everything that you cannot control )
lotesse: (Bronwe Athan Harthad)


title: (bind you with love that is) graceful and green as a stem, 1-3/9
pairing: non-explicit Sam/Frodo
wordcount(total): 22, 664
rating: pg

An au of the final chapters of RotK. Crack premise: if it were possible for Sam to take up the burden of Frodo's pain, and allow his beloved master to be free. Tolkien splits his ending evenly between comedy and tragedy, with Sam getting all of the one and Frodo getting all of the other. Sam has marriage and children and riches, the narrative of celebration, of life ascendant. Frodo has the tragic side: death, loss, all the things that never get better, and at last his martyr's end. But a different end to the story could be managed, if Sam and Frodo were to share both the joy and the sorrow of their victory and their adventure. drama, angst, hurt/comfort.

Note: forgive my elision of Rose. By setting my story in the first March after the Quest, I’ve effectively cut off poor Sam’s courtship of her. But there are only three ways, as I can see, for things to work out once she’s introduced into the mix. The first way is Tolkien’s, and clearly I’m diverging from that here. The second is Mary Borsellino’s, and I love PGY with all my heart and soul, but she’s already written it. The third is the one where Rose is the opponent, the Other Woman, the one who has to lose her man, and I really don’t want to write that story. I’ve no quarrel with Rose, and I believe very firmly that she was a nice lass who loved Sam. But Rose gets the canon. She won't mind my sending her off to marry some other lad for this au.

thanks and endearments to my beta, [livejournal.com profile] lozlan.

1. If your life is a leaf that the seasons tear off and condemn )

2. It begins with your family, but soon it comes round to your soul )

3. They were waiting for me when I thought that I just couldn’t go on )

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