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Summary: This is the sequel of The Prophecy. The Marchwarden's family now lives in the Undying Lands and the elflings are growing into adulthood. Returning memories, impatient families and mates, powerful twin sisters... Who said Valinor was a land of peace and everlasting happiness?
Rated: NC-17
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, Elros, Erestor, Gil-Galad, Haldir, Legolas, Oropher
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Graphic Sex
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 14 Completed: Yes
Word count: 119367 Read: 11190
Published: Jun 03 2012 Updated: Feb 22 2013
Story Notes:
I strongly recommend reading The Prophecy before reading its sequel. The first story describes how elven heroes were released from the Halls of Mandos to be reborn in the family of Haldir, Marchwarden of Lothlorien and his wife Valerie, a woman that came from another world to accomplish great deeds...
Disclaimer: I do not own Lord of the Rings and any of its characters.
Warnings: Alternate Universe, some content not suitable for minors.
Cast: mainly Haldir, Oropher, Ereinion Gil-galad, Elros, Elladan, Elrohir, Erestor, Legolas, Galadriel, Elrond, Celebrian and Glorfindel with a cast of original characters

1. Chapter 1 - May the Valar decide by Annielle [Reviews - 10] (9792 words)

2. Chapter 2 - A not so peaceful life by Annielle [Reviews - 1] (8765 words)
I hope all of you will enjoy the second chapter. We will be making a bit of a jump in time in this chapter, as we will have to do in many following chapters, if we ever want to see the elflings become adults... Now back to the story.

End of chapter 1: Valerie could not find anything else to say, but the gentle smiles on the faces of the Valar told her she had said the right thing, despite her lack of eloquence. She bowed one last time, turned around and walked swiftly to the doors. Once she was out of the hall, she started running, only stopping when she arrived in the courtyard. Everyone was on horseback, as promised by Haldir. Valerie jumped on her mare, and Haldir gave the departure signal. They soon were on their way to New Imladris, and no one looked back when they left the courtyard of Lord Tulkas' castle.

3. Chapter 3 - Secrets Revealed by Annielle [Reviews - 0] (8533 words)
Chapter 2 ended with:

“Thomas, stop! This is a legend! The Titanic had not been christened. Please, do not repeat such a thing to your siblings!”

“What are we supposed to tell them?”

“That this is just a superstition. And... pray the Valar that Norin is wrong and that Adam will be safe.”

4. Chapter 4 - Reunions by Annielle [Reviews - 0] (8858 words)
Chapter 3 ended with:

Elrohir put his hand on his forehead. How would he break the news to his twin brother? Elladan would be devastated. But with luck, they would not miss Norin and Narwen's 50th birthday celebrations.

Little did he know that it would be long passed that date when they finally arrived to the Undying Lands...

5. Chapter 5 - Running away from the pain by Annielle [Reviews - 1] (7767 words)
Chapter 4 ended with:

“I too, will go see my mate,” Haldir said, calling his father back. “You and I will be discussing your attitude towards your mother, young lady,” he said to Emily, and his face promised that this discussion would not be a pleasant one indeed.

This was too much for Emily. She jumped from the couch and left the room to hide her tears. Lord Erestor called after her, unhappy that his wife had left the living room without properly greeting good night to the lords and ladies present. She disregarded him. She had had enough lectures for the evening.

6. Chapter 6 - Until death do us part by Annielle [Reviews - 1] (7968 words)
Chapter 5 ended with:

Narwen watched her parents' suite door. If she went now, she would miss her parents coming out of there, and she would not know what had happened between Emily and her ada while she had been away. She looked at Lord Elrond. Somehow, he seemed to know what she was thinking, and did not seem impressed by it.
“Fine,” she sighed. “Let me put my drawings back in my room and I will go with you.”

7. Chapter 7 - Tragic betrothal by Annielle [Reviews - 2] (7609 words)
EnchantessM: thank you to for your reviews. Unfortunately for Emily, her marriage cannot be dissolved since both spouses are alive... But I am keeping the best for later...
Luvbukz: it is true that there are usually very few fights within the family. But with so many siblings, it is normal to have conflicts once in a while.
To Peridot Eyez: Emily will indeed find her way back into the family, but will have to understand that the family changed in her absence, and that she is the one who needs to adapt... And thanks for your suggestion!
Chapter 6 ended with:

Thomas had told her the week before, when she had made a negative comments about this fact, that Narwen's mind reading abilities were difficult to live with, that her fėa could not sustain it unless she was being kept busy at all times. Their mother was her greatest support. But to Emily, this whole situation was aggravating. She used to be very close to her mother. And Narwen had stolen her place.

Oropher and Tialyn were supposed to go back to their woodland realm in a few days, bringing King Thranduil with them. Hopefully, Narwen would join them. Emily would strongly suggest it to her mother. Getting rid of Narwen was a priority if she wanted to be close to Valerie again.

8. Chapter 8 - Renewed and vanished connections by Annielle [Reviews - 1] (9938 words)
Chapter 7 ended with:

Elrond suddenly appeared at Elladan's side. “Elrohir is now part of their family.”

“Lucky bastard!” Elladan teased.

“Your turn will come, ion nin – my son. What I saw today leads me to believe the road to forgiveness will not be as long and harsh as you expected...”

9. Chapter 9 - Storms by Annielle [Reviews - 0] (8525 words)

Warning: in the following chapter, a main character will die accidentally (not Valerie or Haldir). For some readers, it might be more difficult and emotional to read than the other chapters.

Chapter 8 ended with:

“We will have to speak to both our families. Tell them that we could not wait, and explain how your fėa is now experiencing a most wonderful peace.”

“It is true. No matter what they say, it was worth it. I have never felt better in my entire life.”

“I love you, Caran.”

“As I love you, Elladan.”

10. Chapter 10 - A new life by Annielle [Reviews - 0] (8754 words)

The Valar (angels or gods for the elves):
Manwė King of the Valar and his wife Varda (Elbereth) Queen of the stars
Tulkas Champion of the Valar and his wife Nessa the Dancer (sister of Oromė)
Namo (Mandos) the Doomsman of the Valar and his wife Vairė the Weaver
Aulė the Smith and his wife Yavanna the Fruit-giver
Oromė the Huntsman and his wife Vana the Ever-young
Ulmo King of the Sea
Irmo Master of Dreams and his wife Estė, Healer of hurts and weariness
Nienna Lady of Pity and Mourning, sister of Namo and Irmo

Chapter 9 ended with:

“Well... Let's support and guide Emily in her alternate path,” Nimmel said. “Let us hope the Valar will be compassionate and allow her to meet her mate shortly...”

“The Valar are very compassionate, Lady Nimmel,” Mithrandir replied. “I would not worry for Emily. Her second path is already clearly defined, and her destiny is awaiting for her...”

11. Chapter 11 - The Second Path by Annielle [Reviews - 0] (8962 words)

The Valar (angels or gods for the elves):
Manwė King of the Valar and his wife Varda (Elbereth) Queen of the stars
Tulkas Champion of the Valar and his wife Nessa the Dancer (sister of Oromė)
Namo (Mandos) the Doomsman of the Valar and his wife Vairė the Weaver
Aulė the Smith and his wife Yavanna the Fruit-giver
Oromė the Huntsman and his wife Vana the Ever-young
Ulmo King of the Sea
Irmo Master of Dreams and his wife Estė, Healer of hurts and weariness
Nienna Lady of Pity and Mourning, sister of Namo and Irmo

Chapter 10 ended with:
“You can read my mind very easily, my Lady. You know I am leaving much behind. But I have made peace with my destiny last night. I will be your most dedicated servant.”

“Thank you, Captain. Now, let us go home.”

Adam turned and took the lead of the escort, leading his Lady to the western part of Valinor where his new life would begin.


12. Chapter 12 - Orelon and Merilien by Annielle [Reviews - 1] (7408 words)

Chapter 11 ended with:

Standing behind him, Valerie and Allison understood that Legolas was not being egoistical. He was deeply affected by the near loss of Emily, and had difficulty coping with it. He really needed time and the acceptation and sympathy of the family. She would have a lot to do to convince her sons to stay away for a few days.

13. Chapter 13 Joyful Outcomes by Annielle [Reviews - 1] (9929 words)

Chapter 12 ended with:

No one heard him but Elros and his cousin Arawen, daughter of Rumil and Nellethiel, who were standing nearby. Elros grabbed her hand discreetly behind her back, trying to give her a comfort he could not give her in public under these circumstances.

14. Epilogue by Annielle [Reviews - 3] (6559 words)

Chapter 13 ended with:

Exactly one year later, after hours of labor, Lord Elrond was helping Norin to give birth to Arwen, now Arwen Elrohiriel, the Evenstar of all elven people. Celebrations lasted ten days in New Imladris, and most people in Valinor visited the young mother and her child, curious to see the renown Arwen reborn as an elfling. All of Norin's fears that Celebrian would hate her disappeared when Elrohir's naneth became even closer to her, showed her true affection and respected her everyday decisions in the care of the elfling that was so precious to their family.