Glorfindel/Erestor fiction

Abandoned Parts 1-4
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Elrond/Lindir, Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary:Lindir is driving his lord to distraction and Elrond retaliates.


Abandoned Part 5
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Elrond/Lindir, Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Erestor looks back at the past.


Abandoned Parts 6-11
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Lindir/Elrond, Erestor/Glorfindel, Elladan/Orophin
Summary: Lindir is found abandoned by his parents and it affects his life forever.


An Act of Love
Rating: NC Bloody 17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Our favourite advisor gets a big surprise. PWP, BDSM lite


And Morgoth Trembled
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor ; Eventual Gwindor/Finduilas ; mentions
of other pairings
Summary: A story to follow the second life of Gwindor, a Lord of
Nargothrond, reborn in Valinor and adopted by two very loving elves.
A classic tale of the babe who is left abandoned on the doorstep of
an unsuspecting but loving couple who are otherwise unable to have
children of their own. Enjoy!


Arwen's Little Crush
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Arwen and her fantasy, Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Arwen has a crush on the Balrog Slayer.


Awaiting Anor Series

Darkness:Awaiting Anor Part 1
Rating: PG
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Could Glorfindel abandon his love over his destiny? Would Erestor find enough strength to let him go? Even if all was doomed if they could not?


Dawn:Awaiting Anor Part 2
Rating: PG
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Could Glorfindel break the promise that he made? Would Erestor accept it? Even if all was doomed if they could not?


Morning:Awaiting Anor Part 3
Rating: PG
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Could Glorfindel find peace after losing his power? Could the elves go on as though nothing happened? Even though they know they could not change the past?


The Bath
Rating: G
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: It's Glorfindel's day to care for the elflings.


Beautiful
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Erestor has a hidden hurt, and all the old wounds will open, when he meets his nemesis again.


Beloved Series:

Rating: PG
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Drabble series: Various scenes in the lives of Erestor and Glorfindel.

A Gift


Celebrate


Home


Old and New


Shy Smiles


Beltaine
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor, Elladan/Elrohir
Warnings: AU, rimming
Summary: The elves celebrate Beltaine.


Blind
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor; Elrond/Legolas & Elrond/Celebrian implied; others as the story progresses
Summary: [as requested by Cally] Erestor is being threatened and in order to get the mean elves off his back he announces that Glorfindel is his lover, figuring that he'll be out of Imladris by the time that Glorfindel comes back from patrol. Unfortunately for him such is not the case and Glorfindel comes back early. Erestor has to plead with Glorfindel to pretend to be his lover cuz he knows those elves would just go after him all the more.


Bonds of Blood
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Erestor is seduced.


Born From Love
Rating: R
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: An overprotective Elrond, curious twins, a dance in the hallway. Oh, and a pregnant Erestor.


Brass Ring (elvish for cold heat)
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor, Elladan/Elrohir
Warnings: BDSM, Twincest
Summary: Elladan and Elrohir stumble upon something surprising.


Broken Vow
Rating:NC-17
WARNING: Character death
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor implied, Glorfindel/Other implied
Summary: A broken vow, a broken heart.


Brutal Dance
Rating: NC-17
Warning:Beta-ed by Elizabeth Larsen. Thank you, babe! This means loads to me! :) This is dark. This is full of violence and very thorough descriptions of intercourse and fight. Mutilation, closeness to rape, roughness, blood, hate, basic instincts and general non-prettiness, PWP! But a happy ending (of course), sort of! Written from Erestor's POV, first person, presence. The best way to describe this is to say it has a Matrix fight, XXX-rated sex and Fight Club M/M relationship.
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel challenges Erestor for a fighting session, certain of his own supremacy. Of course, the winner gets a prize.


By Elbereth's Grace
Rating: R
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Sometimes, tragedy is what it takes for two people to realise that they're meant to be together.


The Cabin on the Hill
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Ten years after the snowstorm, the elves decide to pay a return visit to their cabin on the hill.


Catch of the Day
Rating: R
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Erestor and Glorfindel take the young twins fishing and Glorfindel catches more than he expected. A bit of fluff and romance.


Caught or Courted?
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Sequel to "Catch of the Day" available here. The fishing trip ends and the party returns to Imladris to be greeted by a disapproving Elrond.


Chocolate Painted Elf
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary/Notes: Instead of sailing, Erestor and Glorfindel remained behind and live in the modern world. This can be seen as a sequel to 'Whipped Cream and Fan-Fiction' here. And, of course, I've used the daily prompts posted on the Lotrallslash group. Partially typed with a cat resting her head on my wrist... The prompts used were 8 Jun 2006 - 'wiggle' and 'read'; 15 Jun 2006 - 'harmony'; 15 Jul 2006 - 'melt'; 8 Aug 2006 - 'sizzling'; 11 Aug 2006 - 'haircut'; 14 Aug 2006 - 'grow'; 19 Aug 2006 - 'ribbons'; 20 Aug 2006 - 'angel'; 23 Aug 2006 - 'picture'; 24 Aug 2006 - 'spill'; 27 Aug 2006 - 'jump'; 18 Sep 2006 - 'dolly'; 21 Sep 2006 - 'trail'; 22 Sep 2006 - 'party'; 29 Sep 2006 - 'whistle'; 1 Oct 2006 - 'spritz'; 3 Oct 2006 - 'erotic'; 11 Oct 2006 - 'monster'; 30 Oct 2006 - 'wild'; 3 Nov 2006 - 'trick/tricky'; 4 Nov 2006 - 'dessert'; 27 July 2007 - 'deep'; 12 Aug 2007 - 'zealous'; 11 Aug 2007 - 'worship'; 13 Aug 2007 - 'enthusiasm'; 23 Aug 2007 - 'element'


Christmas with the Relatives
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: The title pretty much says it all. LOL


Closer
Rating: R
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel is tired of waiting.


Core Matters
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: PWP, rough hot sex


Cowards Who Daydream
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Glorfindel's distracted again.


Curiosity
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel begins to explore the boxes of things that Erestor brought back with them to Valinor from the modern age. Mei drew the picture of 'Fin in Fishnets' that inspired this. See it here.


Daddy's Little Angel Series:

Part 1: Behold
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: A quiet moment between Glorfindel and his daughter
Warning: Implied MPREG


Part 2: Butterfly Kisses
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel relives memories. Dinyaveiel has grown up.


Part 3: Full Circle
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Warning: Mentions of MPREG
Summary: As Dinyaveiel marries, another takes her place in her fathers' lives.



A Dance To Remember
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Warnings: This is a 'Super Uber Sickeningly Sweet Sappy Ficlet'. You
have been duly warned.

Summary: Glorfindel and Erestor share a dance.


Deny Me Not
Rating: R
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel's heart belongs to Erestor, but there is another who would seek to own it, no matter the consequences.


Dream or Reality
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor, of course!
Summary: Erestor and Glorfindel. And Zilah messing with them. Do you really want to know more? If so, read ahead!


Duet
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: (and warning) A shameless bit of Erestor and Glorfindel fluffiness.


Ebony and Gold
Rating: G
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Glorfindel, born to a couple in the Grey Havens who sailed to Aman upon his thirtieth year (approximately the equivalent of 10 years old in human terms) goes with Cirdan to Imladris for fostering. There he meets a very shy and beautiful young Elfling that appeals greatly to him. What will become of this? Inspired by Nemesi's lovely pic in her LJ.


Ebony, Gold, and Mithril
Rating: R (Romance/Humor)
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: As romance blossoms between Erestor and Glorfindel, Elrond soon realises he was trying to play subtle matchmaker with the wrong couple.


Elfpunzel
Rating: R
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Erestor is asked to tell a bedtime story.


Enchantment
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Inspired by SayAye's lovely series of black and white
drawings of our favorite elves. This is all your fault, my dear.


Enough for Tonight
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Erestor cares for a wounded friend, and something very special happens.


Erestor, Aglarien, and their Nana
Rating: PG
Cast: Erestor, Glorfindel
Summary: Erestor's nana reads to him about the fall of Gondolin.


Erestor's Gift
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel, Elrond/?????
Summary: Erestor is sure Glorfindel forgot his begetting day, and Elrond meddles.


Erestor's Lamb
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: What things can do for your sex life?


Erestor's New Day
Rating: R
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Erestor's life has been dark since he lost his Glorfindel in Gondolin, until a new day arrived.


Erestor's Secret
Rating: R
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Erestor and Glorfindel. And hopelessly romantic author. What else you needed to know?


Erestor's Speech
Rating: R
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: At a celebration in Glorfindel's honor, speeches are given.


Erestor, the Six Thousand Year old Virgin
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: It is Erestor's first time.


Exotic Erestor
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: A Challenge for the glorlovestorfqf on Live Journal. Erestor never sailed. When the Valar decide that it's nearly time for the elves to return to Middle-Earth, they send Glorfindel to find Erestor and bring him to Valinor so he can teach the elves about the modern world. Glorfindel is shocked when he learns Erestor has gone from modest advisor to exotic dancer.


Fall Apples
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel established.
Summary: Elves, fruit and eye-candy... a late Halloween treat. Erestor is not feeling inclined towards kissing Glorfindel, or anything else, but Glorfindel changes his mind. Told from Erestor's P.O.V.


Fate's Mirror
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel, Erestor, Gildor
Summary: Set during the second half of the second age. Reincarnated Glorfindel returns to Lindon from the Halls of Mandos to pledge his service to the High King.


Feline Delights
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Glorfindel leaves work early.


Fell Creatures
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Erestor must slay the fell creature in Glorfindel's leggings.


The Fell Winter
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Middle-earth is in the middle of the harshest winter ever known, and Erestor is suffering from the cold. A small child and a golden warrior warm his heart.


Finding Hope
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel, Caladir/Gurvelon, Melpomaen/Turidon, Lindir/Taurfaeron
Summary: When Glorfindel finds a village destroyed by Orcs, and returns with seven orphaned elflings, life will never be the same for Erestor and their friends.


Finding Love
Rating: PG
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel, Lothvaen/Lindir
Summary: Erestor tries to remember (with a little help from Glorfindel) where he hid the gift for Lindir, while Lothvaen approaches the advisor and warrior with a small request…


Fire and Ice
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Warnings: Mild Bondage and some erotic play
Summary: Glorfindel loves Erestor.


The First Time
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: First Times.


Fluff n Stuff
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Elves of Rivendell (with pairings of Elrond/Celebrian and
hinting at a future Erestor/Glorfindel)
Author's Notes: This is part of a series of fics I have written, but works
as a stand alone series as well. I ended up with 28 after putting out a call
for suggestions for the writer's choice and ending up with three extra
words. Those will be noted as 'bonus' ficlets in the series. For more on the
entire AU I am writing in, please go to http://pounce.queencheetah.com



For Elflings' Sake
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Glorfindel longs for a mate and a family. Erestor has no interest in
having a mate until one fateful day.


For Him
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Erestor plays 'Hide and Seek' with his lover, and mayhem follows.


Four Calling Birds, Two Lovers
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel declares his love for Erestor with a gift of special meaning.


Four Seasons Series:

A Picnic in the Snow (Four Seasons Part 1)
Rating: PG
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Erestor has a gift for the elf he loves.


The Unfurling of Love (Four Seasons Part 2)
Rating: PG
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Erestor doesn’t want to let others know of the relationship, but Glorfindel sets out to convince him otherwise…


The Heat of Summer (Four Seasons Part 3)
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor, Lindir/?
Summary: Erestor and Glorfindel’s relationship continues to flourish, while another elf loves one he thinks is unattainable...


Leaves that Fall (Four Seasons Part 4)
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel, Lindir/?
Summary: Glorfindel feels a little neglected by Erestor, while everyone is worried about Lindir


Things That go Thump
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Some interesting noises come out of Erestor and Glorfindel's room...Though standalone, it ties in with 'The Four Seasons' series, sometime between 'The Unfurling of Love' and 'The Heat of Summer'



From One Who Wishes You Well
Rating: R
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor, Elrond, Elbereth, Maglor
Summary: This is a sequel to Sea of Pearls and happens a few years later. Maglor is rescued from Glorfindel by Elrond who is appalled at the conditions he is forced to live in. An inexplicable change comes over Glorfindel and he realises that he loves Maglor. All hope seems lost until Maglor receives a mystery gift on Yuletide Day.


Frozen Reflections
Rating: R to NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Ice-skating elves.


Garden of Delight
Rating: NC Bloody 17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Blame Fimbrethiel for this. Well, it's really *my* fault...but she fed the bunnies! Maybe Erestor should go for a stroll in the gardens more often...bunnies aren't the only ones who like carrots. ;) Extra props to Ed Thecactus for the apple hawtness.


The Gift of a Wish
Rating: G
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel and Erestor exchange gifts for Yule. Inspired by the Christmas story, The Gift of the Magi.


A Gift of Silver
Rating: R
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Written for the Lotrallslash Daily Drabble. 3-26-06 "silver".


Gifts for Glorfindel
Rating: R
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: As Glorfindel's begetting day approaches he notices that Erestor is behaving strangely and he tries to find out what is amiss with his lover. Meanwhile the young twins finally decide on their own gift for their tutor.


Give Unto Me
Rating: NC-17
WARNING: Bondage, Semi Non-Con, Rimming, Rough PWP sex
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel is tired of the haughty attitude of the Chief Counselor. He decides to teach him a lesson.


Glorfindel, Balrog Slayer
Rating: PG 13 or very mild R
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel likes Erestor.


Glorfindel's Favorite Yuletide Series:
Author's Note: These stories were meant to be read in the order that they are listed on this page. Thank you.

The Perfect Yule
Winner, 2006 Fic Contest, Glorfindel of Imladris Yahoo Group
Rating: R
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel's first Yule in the Last Homely House.


Yule Wishes
Rating: PG
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Erestor contemplates Glorfindel's first Yule in the Last
Homely House.


Yule Blessings
Rating: R
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel and Erestor enjoy a Special Yule together.

Glorfindel Unleashed
Rating: NC-17 overall, though not all chapters are.
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor in later chapters.
WARNING: M/M, implied child abuse, angst, character death
Summary: When Glorfindel becomes a child's protector, he does not realise what Erestor will be to him when he reaches majority. Can love survive the trials of death and destiny?


Glorfindel's Dubious Win
Rating: R
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel rescues Frodo and the Halflings. Erestor is waiting for him and during the night they play a game. The loser has to suggest to the Ring Council that Tom Bombadil is given the ring for safe keeping.


Glorfindel's Gift
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: On Glorfindel's begetting day, he enjoys his gift to the fullest. Glorfindel's POV.


Glorfindel's Kitten
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel is injured rescuing an unlikely creature.


Golden Vanity
Rating: R
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Glorfindel, reborn, finds himself changed, and unwilling to risk another fall for the sake of his vanity.


Haven
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Lindir/Elrohir, Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: One stormy night in Imladris, a pair of elflings learn the story of Elrohir and Lindir.


Have You Ever
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel; Elladan/Elrohir; Lindir
Summary: The twins want to play a game. Erestor blames the wine.


Hidden
Rating: NC Bloody 17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel, cameos by Elladan, Elrohir, and Legolas.
Summary: The things that happen behind a velvet curtain. PWP


His Elf
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel desires what everyone else does.


His Return
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Someone returns.


His Temptation
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Sex, Masturbation, Sex, Rimming, Sex (you get the picture)


Hope Lost, Hope Found
Rating: NC-17
WARNING: Thoughts of suicide, attempts at such, blood, AU. Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor, Glorfindel/Elrond implied.
Summary: Glorfindel is heartbroken as Elrond marries Celebrian.


How to Marry an Elf Series:

Summary: This series follows Glorfindel's trials and tribulations of convincing Erestor they are soul-mates, and the development of their relationship as the seneschal finds out the secrets of Erestor's past.

Part 1:
Wooing an Elf
Rating: PG
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Glorfindel wants to issue an invitation.


Part 2:
Courting an Elf
Rating: PG
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel, Elrohir/Lothvaen, Elladan/Orophin
Summary: The courtship becomes official.


Part 3:
Betrothal to an Elf
Rating: PG to NC-17 depending on chapter
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel, Elrohir/Lothvaen, Lindir
Summary: Feelings deepen.


Part 4:
Married to an Elf
Rating: PG to NC-17 depending on chapter
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel, Elrohir/Lothvaen, Lindir
Summary: Erestor and Glorfindel make their love official.


"Huh?"
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Erestor deals with his rising feelings for Glorfindel. Rising.get it? Snort.


I Cannot
Rating: PG Outmost
Cast: It's a surprise... but it's really obvious, I'm afraid.
Summary: Just a sweet little love-poem-story. Could not even be called fanfiction if few words were cut out.


If You Pass Through My Soul Tonight
Rating: PG 13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor, Glorfindel/Ecthelion
Summary: Glorfindel talks to his first love in a dream, and finds a new love come morning.


If Ever I Would Leave You
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Erestor receives a letter


In Dreams He Came
Rating: PG
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Late one night, Elrond finds Erestor brooding in the gardens. Brief Vignette.


In Sickness and in Health
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Glorfindel is ordered to play nurse to Erestor.


The Jewel of Gondolin
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: The preparations for the Festival of the Summer begin.


Just a Lick
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Inspired by the cutest picture alive from our dear Say_Aye.


A Just Reward
Rating: PG-13? Maybe? No smut (sorry)
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel, Elrond/Erynoron, Elladan/Gailion.
Summary: Of what happened to Glirien and Tinnu.


Keys
Rating: PG for implied slash
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: A big step.


Killer Queen
Rating: PG
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: "...guaranteed to blow your mind...."


A Kiss by Candlelight
Rating: PG
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: It's Glorfindel's first Midwinter back on Arda. Things have changed a lot since Gondolin and he needs a little help to adjust. Fluff!


Kitchen Lessons
Rating:NC-17
Cast:Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary:Erestor tries to teach Glorfindel how to cook.


Knight Takes Rook
Rating: PG13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: See title for summary.


Know Your Enemy
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor (non-slash)
Summary: Glorfindel is annoyed with the disrespect shown to his friend, so he and Erestor combine forces and challenge Elladan and Elrohir to prove their skills. Meanwhile Elrond wonders what mischief the four of them are making.


Lavender
Rating: PG
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Erestor is not happy.


Less Black
Rating: G
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel wonders.


A Letter of Love
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Erestor agrees to write a love letter for a friend, but all is not as it seems.


Like a Shadow
Rating: R
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Companion piece to "This Shadow" by Red Lasbelin, here. Erestor's POV.


Lord Elrond's Private Stock
Rating: PG
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: What happens when the twins plot a "little", Glorfindel steals a "little" and Erestor drinks a "little".


Love in a Time of War Series:

The Wager: Love in a Time of War Series Part 1
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel makes a wager and loses.


The Dawning: Love in a Time of War Series Part 2
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor, Legolas/Elladan/Elrohir (eventually)
Summary: Erestor wins a wager with Glorfindel, but will the prize be more than he bargains for or expects? A tale of misadventure, love, romance, angst and amorous elves in the Third Age. Starring: Glorfindel/Erestor, Elladan/Elrohir, Gildor/Lindir, and Thranduil and Legolas.


Run: Love in a Time of War Series Part 3
Rating: PG
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Erestor loves Glorfindel.


Coming Home: Love in a Time of War Series Part 4
Rating: PG
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel has second thoughts and runs again.


Reunion: Love in a Time of War Series Part 5
Rating: PG
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel comes home.


Full Circle: Love in a Time of War Series Part 6
Rating: PG
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: All is right with the lovers. Two marriages
and a party.


Winds of War: Love in a Time of War Series Part 7
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor, Gildor/Lindir, Elladan/Elrohir, Legolas, Thranduil, Rúmil and Haldir
Summary: Lines between romance and friendship are blurred and loved ones ride to war. How far can love reach? Can it reach beyond death?


The Undiscovered Country: Love in a Time of War Series Part 8
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Legolas, Glorfindel/Erestor, Elladan/Elrohir, Rúmil/Galen, Gimli, to be named Vanya.
Summary: Eighth and final story in the "Love in a Time of War" arc. Set in the Fourth Age, in Valinor, after the departure of the last of the members of the Fellowship. The title is taken from Hamlet's soliloquy, "To Be or Not To Be".


Love Letters Day
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Glorfindel feels that Erestor is neglecting him at Yule. They swap a series of letters to reaffirm their love.


Lover's Firsts
Rating: PG to NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Lover's firsts, just like the title says.


Lust for Lunch
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Erestor and Glorfindel take a delicious break from the council session.


Master Erestor
Rating: PG
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Written for the Lotrallslash Daily Drabble. 3-25- 06 "Master". Erestor needs some help.


Mastering the Master
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Complete PWP. Two elves, and lots of panting.


May the Valar Protect Them
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel, Elrond/Erynoron
Summary: Glorfindel and the twins are delayed returning home, and Erestor and their families worry.


Mia Per Sempre (You're Mine Forever)
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor, Elrond/Haldir implied
Summary: SEX


Midsummer Heat
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel, and Elrond/Thranduil (later chapters)
Summary: It's Midsummer and Glorfindel and Erestor are in a
particularly 'frisky' mood and learn something of great interest
about Elrond.


A Midwinter's Tale
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Sweetness and angst.


Moonlight Sonata
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Sonata – a composition for (one or) two instruments, typically in three (or four) movements in contrasted forms (and keys).


My Desire
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: (Archivist's Note: Waiting for the author to send me a summary but wanted to get the story up.)


My Favorite Things
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Erestor works hard to make a depressed Balrog Slayer happy for Yule.


The Naked Neighbour
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel arrives to Imladris and meets someone special...

Naptime
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor ; Thranduil
Summary: If you keep saying something, chances are, others will eventually
believe it.

The Need of the Body
Rating: PG 13
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Erestor was compelled into his life's decisions by the dreadful things happening in his past. Glorfindel, on the other hand, was born different. What are the problems asexuality and mental issues could bring into a relationship?


The Night of Doom and Love
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Is it possible that true love can reach beyond death?


A Night of Remembrance
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Erestor celebrates the night of Samhain.


No Longer
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Glorfindel is tormented by nightmares, triggered by thunderstorms, reliving his death. Erestor tries to help his friend.


No Matter What Series:

Matters in Hand
Rating: FP, NC-17 (erotica)
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel takes matters into his own hands.


Another Matter
Rating: NC-17 FP
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor (implied)
Summary: Erestor attends to a pressing matter.


The End of the Matter
Rating: NC-17, FPS
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Erestor and Glorfindel conclude the matter between them.


No Medicine But Hope
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Attempts at suicide, drug use. Full of darkness and lots
of angst. AU!
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor eventually
Summary: Glorfindel is tormented by pain remembered, can Erestor
help him forget?


Oh Love Me Truly!
Rating: PG
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Written for Exercise 6 at 'There and Back Again (and how to get there in the first place)'. Erestor reveals the contents of his pockets to Glorfindel. Slash.


On Bended Knee
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary:Erestor and Glorfindel love each other, but won't admit to it. Instead they play games to ease the tension. Inspired by RD's reading of Erestor - so distinctive and memorable - will be sorely missed! Each *** denotes a change of person. It starts with Erestor, then changes to Glorfindel etc. This could be read as almost any pairing, but I had Erestor and Glorfindel in mind when I was writing it.


One Big Love
Rating: R
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Isildur's Bane is found and the Nazgûl are hot on Frodo's trail. Glorfindel is sent into the wilds to save him…… but first, Erestor has a few things to say. Glorfindel hears him out, then has a few words of his own.


One Cheese to Bind Them All
Rating: R
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel (LOTR), Bodie/Doyle (The Professionals), Spock/McCoy (Star Trek – TOS), Macleod/Methos (Highlander), Beckett/McKay (Stargate Atlantis), a few guest appearances. l
Summary: I’ve had a crossover idea for awhile but never got around to it. Then I saw the notice for the “International Day of Slash”. Perfect opportunity! Typically, I missed that deadline!


One Magical Yule
Rating: R
Cast: Elrond/Legolas, Rumil/Lindir, Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: One Yule in Imladris.


One Night Series:
One Night
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Slash(if this bothers you..why are you here?) Graphic sex (see rating) Masturbation, slight bondage (not BDSM) PWP, POV, and the smut is GRAPHIC!!!! If any of these bother you don't read, if they do it's your own damn fault, don't go blaming me. Also a bit of language. (Damn that's almost everything!)


One Day
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: This is a sequel to "One Night" Remember, all Keiliss' fault. I know about elven healing but for this story I did something a little different. Again Glorfindel's POV.


None
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Sequel to "One Day". Erestor isn't getting any....


One Special Yule
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: A newly returned Glorfindel experiences his first Yule in Imladris.


On Your Knees
Rating: R
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Erestor talks too much.


Our Day Off
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Erestor and Glorfindel have a day off from their duties to Lord Elrond and Imladris


Pampering
Rating: R
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Erestor is exhausted and needs his hervenn's loving attention.


Pen dhínen
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Notes: Name for story came from the site, http://www.councilofelrond.com/index.php Other Elvish, and help on Erestor's age came from Orchyd and her informative site, http://www.hithanaur.net. This story idea was a plot bunny adopted from Cheysuli.


A Pickle of a Problem
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Erestor is fond of pickles, as Glorfindel learns to his great delight.


Playtime
Rating: PG
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Erestor gets stuck babysitting the young twins for Glorfindel.


A Portrait of Love
Rating: PG
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: What have Erestor and Glorfindel done to upset a young Arwen?


Predator or Prey
Rating: NC-17 in some places
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Elrond suggests a hunt.


The Rainbow Over the Waterfall
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Erestor and Glorfindel. And the Valentine's day.


Rakkas
Rating:NC-17
WARNING: LOTS of m/m sex, implied het (but only implied), a whipping (punishment, not bdsm), drug use, lots of fun, a bit of fluff, and TOTALLY AU!!!!!! This will be an exploration into sensuality and sexuality.
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel, Erestor/Others
A/N: Mike (IgnobleBard) and I challenged each other with this. We are writing our own separate stories, but with certain of the same elements. They are: Elf must be in a harem, drug use, a big cat, dance for a visiting realm (outside w/bonfire), a harem slave being punished (not/besides the character), having hair washed sensually by another (this part is dedicated to Getty :) ). Also, for my fic personally, several terms (including the title) will be Arabic or Middle Eastern in flavor. Thank you to Aprilmoon for the beautiful plot bunny she gifted me with. This is dedicated to you sweetie!


Red Hair
Rating: PG
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Erestor was always considered the real beauty (and nothing beyond) for his most beautiful and rare hair color. How much will the past discriminations affect his relationship with Glorfindel and how far will Glorfindel go to convince Erestor of his true love?


Refuge
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: A window onto a relationship: Glorfindel and Erestor find a moment alone during a refugee crisis. Set about three weeks after the Fellowship leaves Rivendell.


Reminiscences
Rating: PG
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Glorfindel reflects on his arrival to Middle-earth after his rebirth and his coming together with Erestor. Written for the 2008 Glorester Challenge. This story is more AU than anything else, though there is the odd loose reference to canon. My apologies if the ending appears to be a bit choppy – time constraints meant that I had to try and finish this off to get it in on time.


The Renewal of the Seasons Series:

A Fire in Winter (The Renewal of the Seasons Part 1)
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel, Lindir/Elrohir, Elladan/?, Legolas/?
Summary: Erestor and Glorfindel quibble about decorating their room; Lindir and Elrohir are starting to settle into their relationship; an interesting development arises when the Prince of Mirkwood arrives at Imladris; while Elladan awaits the arrival of one who is part of the Mirkwood party…


Hope Springs Eternal (The Renewal of the Seasons Part 2)
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor; Lindir/Elrohir; Elladan/Saelbeth; Legolas, Lothvaen
Summary: About the name Lothvaen – in most fics he’s known as Melpomaen, but when Orchyd came up with ‘Lothvaen’, I much preferred this name. After getting in touch with her and asking if I could use it, she wrote back saying she had hoped it would slowly replace the name ‘Melpomaen’ in the fandom… Oh, and as for a summary – let’s see… Legolas finds himself being hunted; Lindir surprises Elrohir with his topic of conversation; Elladan begins to see Saelbeth in a slightly different light; while Erestor gains a furry companion…


Summer Rains (The Renewal of the Seasons Part 3)
Rating: R
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor; Lindir/Elrohir; Elladan/Saelbeth; Legolas, Lothvaen, Elrond
Summary: This story is the third in 'The Renewal of the Seasons' series, which I had originally begun writing in 2004. 'Summer Rains' was written in early 2005, and has been languishing on my hard drive ever since. Considering there are supposed to be four stories (one for each season) in the series, I figured it was time to get this looked at and posted. Hopefully, it won't take another three years before the fourth story is done. If you want to familiarise yourself with the series, 'The Four Seasons' can be found at: http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/I/InweSaralonde/FourSeasons_Series/_StoryList.htm, while 'The Renewal of the Seasons can be found at: http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/I/InweSaralonde/RenewalOfTheSeasons_Series/_StoryList.htm The summary for this part - Legolas returns to Imladris; Lindir and Elrohir have a falling out; Elrond is trying to work out what his happening; while Erestor and Glorfindel find themselves separated.

A Day in the life of Mir
Rating: PG
Cast: Erestor, Glorfindel, Lindir, Elrond, minor cast and last, but not least, Mîr.
Summary: It's just your average day for a cat. This is another story I had begun some years ago which I decided needed to be finished, and is written from Mîr's point of view. While I have been assiduously learning `cat speak' from my cat, I'm not sure if I've managed to translate it correctly, so if any of the occasional `meows' I have included here are botched, then the blame must be laid at my door. By the way, Mîr's thoughts (which are in English for the purpose of this story - I can't presume that everyone knows `cat speak') are in italics.


Resurrection
Rating: R to start, NC-17 eventually for slashy goodness
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Author's Notes: My Erestor muse insisted that he be given more attention and another shot at Glorfindel. He's hard to refuse...

Risen
Rating: G
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Everything was perfectly fine, and then, it wasn't. Slash?


The Ritual
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Erestor and Glorfindel perform. a strange, but romantic ritual on the night of their betrothal.


Rock a bye Slayer
Rating: G to NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Be careful of what you do in life.


The Root of All Evil
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: All Glorfindel wants to know is someone's name. Is that so difficult?


Rotten Eggs
Rating: R
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: I belong to a Sims group that was discussing farts tonight and I was sharing some of the comments with Agie. When we dried our tears and were finally able to breath again, we decided to inflict the topic on the EKT group. And from there, this ficlet was born. Enjoy, but please, do not eat or drink while reading.


Second Best
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor, Glorfindel/Ecthelion (in a way)
Summary: Second Best


Secondhand Happiness
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Elrond/Melpomaen, Glorfindel/Erestor, Erestor/Gildor
Summary: Unexpected visitors to Imladris lead Melpomaen to make difficult decisions about his future and force Erestor to come to terms with his past.
A/N: Sequel to "Sweetness and Gall." For those who've been waiting: thank you for your patience and I hope you enjoy!


Secretly Possess You
Rating: R (tried to make it all pg-13 but it didn't work *sigh*)
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Warnings: Psychological disturbance, mind control.
Summary: Glorfindel suspects that Erestor is falling into darkness.


Secrets and Consequences

Medli: Secrets and Consequences Series Part 1
Rating: G/PG
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel has a secret. What will he do when Erestor finds out? Humour, OOC (At least I'm pretty sure Erestor and Glorfindel never behaved like this!)


Of Bears and Rabbits: Secrets and Consequences Series Part 2
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel decides to take revenge on Erestor


Seeing With the Heart
Rating: R
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: An encounter on the Great East Road changes the lives of Erestor and Glorfindel.



Silence Series:
Behind the Silence
Rating: PG
Cast: Erestor, Glorfindel, Elrond, Elladan, others
Summary: Erestor's secret comes to light.


After the Silence
Rating PG to PG-13
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel main pairing, but there are others as well.
Summary: An elf is reborn and creates a whole lot of problems.


Beyond the Silence
Rating: PG
Cast: If I start listing I'll never stop.
Summary: The happiest ending of all



Shushed
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: An 'answer' to DarkDreamer's drabble this morning. This would have turned out NC17, but curses, I always end up having to have a plot.


Sight
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Erestor's balcony view.


Silver
Rating: PG
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel, Elrond
Summary: Elrond spies something interesting.


Silver and Gold
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Years after most of the elves depart for Valinor, Erestor and Glorfindel remain in Imladris to fulfill one final promise to Lord Elrond, and find peace and pleasure with each other.


Sinful
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Dessert


Slaves to Love
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Erestor and Glorfindel are slaves to their love for each
other.


Snowstorm
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Glorfindel and a wounded Erestor are caught in a snowstorm on their way home from Mirkwood.


Snowy Night
Rating: Very soft R
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Erestor and Glorfindel are complete opposites and it is the warrior's first Yule.


Something Fishy
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Glorfindel overhears a conversation about Erestor. Or is it?


The Sparrow
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: An accident leaves Glorfindel alone and without his lover,
will Erestor remember, before Glorfindel's patience wears out?


Storm Warning
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: A newly returned Glorfindel has trouble with
thunderstorms, and Erestor has a hidden hurt.


The Strong Heart
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel; Caladir/Gurvelon
Summary: Erestor and Glorfindel are determined to find out what, or
who, is hurting their friend.


Summer Days
Rating: R
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor, Elrond/Celebrian (implied)
Summary: The leaders of Imladris and the young twins have a picnic at the river.


Sweetness and Gall
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Elrond/Melpomaen, Glorfindel/Erestor, Elrond/Gil-galad implied, Elrond/Glorfindel implied
Summary: Melpomaen moves to Imladris and develops feelings for its Lord; Glorfindel, after centuries of flitting from flower to flower, succumbs to the charms of the serious advisor, Erestor.


Sweet Surprise
Rating: NC Bloody 17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Erestor plans a little surprise for Glorfindel's (re)birthday.


Take a Walk with Me
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: It's a special day in Imladris.


Teaching the Unknowing Series:
Rating: NC-17
WARNING: ROUGH/GRAPHIC SEX, LIGHT BONDAGE, SEMI NON-CON, SELF PREPARATION
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: There are a few elves who need Erestor to teach them things they never knew.

Part 1: Teaching Glorfindel


Part 2: Teaching Haldir


The Tears of My Soul
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel, Elrond/Legolas
Summary: Legolas and Glorfindel are betrothed to each other, but what happens?

Techniques of Courting
Rating: PG
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Erestor is confused

Terror in Mirkwood
Rating: R
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Erestor and Glorfindel travel to Mirkwood to help Thranduil negotiate a trade agreement. Erestor is afraid of dogs and Legolas has a big one.


This Shadow
Rating: R
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
WARNING: slash, angst, light sex, POV
Summary: What happens at night in the halls of Imladris. Companion piece to "Like a Shadow" by Keiliss, here. Glorfindel's POV.


This, That, and the Other
Rating: R
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel returns, makes a friend, and is unsure of how to take that friendship further.


To Cry in Earnest
Rating: G
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Someone helps Erestor dance away his madness. One-shot.


To Make Him Happy
Rating: PG
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Glorfindel goes to any lengths to make Erestor happy.


To Where You Are
Rating:PG-13
WARNING: Character death
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor implied, Glorfindel/Other implied
Summary: Sequel to "Broken Vow". Glorfindel realizes his true love.


Trapped
Rating: R
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Glorfindel sets a trap.


The Trouble with Slayers
Rating: R
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: It's Glorfindel's Rebirth-day, and Erestor leaves it to Elladan and Elrohir to plan the party.


Trust
Rating: R
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Trust


Visiting Love
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor, Rúmil/?
Summary: Rúmil visits Imladris and gets a chance with love that he never expected.


The Wager
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Glorfindel makes a wager and loses.


What Dreams May Come
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Glorfindel has a nightmare where he abuses Erestor and nearly kills him. After having the dream every night for a week, he's afraid that it's going to come true. So he breaks up with Erestor. Now poor Erestor is depressed and is wondering what he did to make Glorfindel stop loving him.



What Happened Last Night?
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel (implied)
Summary: What do you get with two very old friends and four bottles of
wine?

While You Sleep
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Erestor wants to sleep; Glorfindel has other ideas.


Whipped Cream and Fan-Fiction
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: Erestor and Glorfindel did not sail, but remained behind and now live in the modern world and all the fun associated with it… Written for the Glorester Challenge. And, yes, it's a little tongue in cheek.

White Ribbons for Erestor
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: It's Glorfindel's first Yule in Imladris after his rebirth, and all he wants for Yule is Erestor.


Who Ever Said Elves were Vanilla?
Rating PG to PG-13
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel, Lindir/Rumil, Haldir/Celeborn, Orophin/Legolas, Elrond/Melpomaen/Thranduil, Elladan/Elrohir, ?/?
Summary: Who's talking about the sex-capdes of the elves?


Windows of the Soul
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked to Lindon comes... a serial killer is on the loose.


Winter Kisses
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: A day out with the twins brings about fruition of a long-desired wish.


Winter's End
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: *laughs*


With the Sun's Love
Rating: G
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: It's their wedding day.


Wooden Warriors and Kisses
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel, others
Summary: A lonely elf gets an unexpected present.


Wrapped in Your Love
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: A tender moment between lovers.


Yours, Always
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Glorfindel/Erestor
Summary: Erestor is surprised, because Glorfindel wants to marry him. But what are Glorfindel's true reasons for the proposal? Erestor might not know the whole truth, but he too have a surprise or two reserved for his future mate.


Yours For a Song
Rating: NC-17
Cast: Erestor/Glorfindel
Summary: What happens when Erestor discovers his well ordered, fully planned life is nothing of the sort?