Pairing: Buffy Summers/Aragorn, background Arwen/Aragorn, Arwen/Legolas
Fic Title: First Knight
Author: Asha Dreamweaver
Link: Twisting the Hellmouth link or ff.net link.
Genre: Crossover, epic, AU, drama/romance
WIP?: Yes (57 chapters out of 61 complete)
Why This Must Be Read: Epic fic is epic.
Long, plotty, exploring all the characters and taking the story over the span of years, this story just builds and builds and builds. And this doesn't just cover the LotR movies like most crossovers; this begins pre-movie and then explores a lot of aspects not shown in the movie, so it's original. Summary: Buffy is sent to Middle Earth to help bring down Sauron. Her duty, like the Istari, is not to confront Sauron directly but to help those fated to face him bring him down. More specifically, she has to help the King of Gondor get his throne. Will Arwen and Aragorn’s love stand against the shadow? Will Legolas be able to keep a secret, which if revealed, could shatter the lives of those he cares for? Will Buffy be able to fulfil her duty? Will Denethor be able to put aside his animosity for the man who would supplant him? Will the ringbearer reach Mount Doom, or will he be cut down before he reaches his goal? And will Boromir resist the lure of the ring?