Fandom: Lord of the Rings (bookverse)
Length: 3379 words
Why you should read this:
It's an unusual pairing handled with delicacy. If Tolkien were the sort to write sex scenes into his books (and I know that's a big "if"), I think they might have read something like this. The writing style is both lush and elegant. This piece has a dreamy, ethereal feel--surprising, given the fact that it's also quite hot!
The subtle allusion to "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" is a nice touch, though recognizing it is absolutely not necessary to enjoying the story.