this is so fantastic! poor gimli, he only wanted to help legolas open up, to draw him out and help him get his mind off the sea longing! now he must be feeling like he is about to be swept away by a tsunami! and legolas is in so much pain. how can he ever resolve all this guilt over his mother's death and his fury over his father's inaction? i fell the only one he hates more than thranduil right now is himself. i will not say hurry for each chapter is worth the time it takes for you to write it. such beautiful and masterful writing! i look forward greatly to the next installment.