"Of all joys, this is the least expected!"
-- Aragorn, The Passing of the Grey Company
Welcome to Least Expected! This collection holds works originally at the Least Expected archive. Least Expected was the first Tolkien fanfiction archive that welcomed slash fanfic. It was associated with the tolkien_slash email list and was active from September 1999 through February 2002, with a total of just under 900 stories. Many of the stories in its archive don't exist anywhere else.
Since its purpose is to preserve the history of Tolkien fandom, Least Expected is closed to new works.
The import of this archive to the AO3 was approved by the OTW Open Doors Committee on 10 October 2016.
13 Jan 2010
As the Ring goes south, Frodo and Boromir's relationship evolves.
08 Mar 2013
Frodo and Faramir sit in the sun in Minas Tirith and talk. A vignette.
10 Mar 2013
As Frodo draws closer to Cirith Ungol, memory becomes more painful.
[Reposting; originally written in 2003.]
Everyone wants Frodo and Legolas. The only place they can run is to each other.
Alternate summary: Frodo and Legolas break up the Fellowship through their devastating prettiness. Featuring a special appearance by the Elven underpants leaf!
The Dunadan called it cheek to write verses of Earendil in Elrond's house.
Originally written in March of 2003.