December 28th, 2015

The Mystery of the Missing Cake by The Wavesinger for Elleth

Author name: The Wavesinger
Recipient's name: ladyelleth
Title: The Mystery of the Missing Cake
Rating: PG
Request: Idril, Aredhel and Meleth solve a winter-themed mystery in Gondolin.
Author's notes: Almiel is the name of one of Tar-Anarion's sisters; I stole it from the family tree in Aldarion and Erendis, and, since it sounds Sindarin, I hope that works. Neniel and Saeros are,is, as far as I am aware, not actual Quenya Sindarin (ETA-:This is what happens when you don't preview posts) names, but hopefully theyit passes. Saeros is obviously not the Doriath Saeros (thank you Kaylee!). Niele is an OC of mine and Aredhel's past partner (now dead). Hopefully the passing mention will go unnoticed, but this is just in case. The Midwinter cake is based on our family's Christmas cake (made to a Very Secret recipe); it is, I believe, a variation on fruitcake.
This is not as good as I wanted it to be, but I hope you enjoy it, Elleth, and Happy New Year :).
Beta: Thank you so much to Sleepless_Malice for the beta!
Summary: The Midwinter cake is missing, and Idril, Aredhel, and Meleth go on a quest to find it.

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Tidings of Comfort and Joy by Amy Fortuna

Author name: Amy Fortuna (starbrow)
Recipient's name: kayleelupin
Title: Tidings of Comfort and Joy
Rating: G
Request: I would like a story with Gandalf celebrating Yule/Midwinter/whatever for the first time - either his first time with a certain people, or his first time at all. It doesn't matter who he's with - Elves, Men, Dwarves, Hobbits, even other Ainur - or which of his many names he's using, though I'd prefer the name be accurate to the people he's staying with, unless there's reason for it not to be. He could even be telling the story in flashback to someone else. It's up to you.
Summary: Olórin hears about Yule for the first time from Eärendil and gives him a gift which changes both their lives.

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