Pairing: 2 Pairings - Arwen/Aragorn & Lothiriel/Eomer
Fandom #: 16
Special Recs: 54-57
Fic Title: The Patient
Genre: Adventure - AU
Special Rec #: 54
Why This Must Be Read: This story takes place in a modern setting. Arwen and Aragorn have been reborn. They remember nothing of their epic past. Unfortunately an ancient evil once more walks the earth. Aaron (Aragorn) is a doctor, and he has a new patient - an amnesiac old man who will lead him on the adventure of a lifetime as well as setting him on a course leading to Eve (Arwen). It is the first of a fantastic series which brings back many favorite characters - sometimes in new and exciting ways as you go along. The final story of the series is a WIP and sat quiet for a long time, but it was updated once more in May, so there is still hope!
Fic Title: No Mistake
Genre: Romance, Humor
Special Rec #: 55
Why This Must Be Read: People are subtly pushing Lothiriel and Eomer together. After all the marriage would strength the bonds between Rohan and Gondor. It would be advantageous for both kingdoms. However neither of them are sure they want to be married to anyone, let alone each other. In a shared commiseration, they end up becoming friends. The story is a good size (over 20,000 words) and it is full of a great deal of humor as these two pursue a friendship while trying to hide it from matchmaking relatives. I love the last bit of dialogue - "So, is Lothiriel to marry Eomer or not?"
Fic Title: Daughter of Rivendell
Special Rec #: 56
Why This Must Be Read: This story takes place after the end of The Return of the King. A great evil is brought to Arwen attention, and she realizes it is her turn to go to battle. Not a battle of armies, but one of magic and courage. With only Eowyn as a companion, she sets forth. Aragorn and Faramir are quick to put the clues together and set off in pursuit with the Fellowship. This is the first story of a series detailing the turbulent first years of the Fourth Age of Middle Earth. You should read the entire series, but start with this one as it sets up everything.
Fic Title: Recess
Genre: Family, Humor
Special Rec #: 57
Why This Must Be Read: After "No Mistake" (mentioned above) and its sequel "By the Book", the author has been writing a remarkable number of one-shots based on Lothiriel and Eomer's life after marriage. They range from humorous to serious, angsty to fluffy. This is the first one - the author is currently up to 198! It is very fluffy! Lothiriel seems to have misplaced her husband and her son. I would recommend reading the author's profile notes - here - and reading the series in order as it adds to the enjoyment and overall arch. However, most of the one-shots can be read on their own.