"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.
Fandoms: The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
23 Mar 2002
Luthien teaches Galadriel (Artanis) a new dance.
06 Feb 2010
PWP a day or so before Amon Hen.
10 Mar 2016
[Reposting; originally written in 2004.] Imagine a Middle-Earth that has the Internet. Now imagine Frodo is playing with cybersex as a way to keep his mind off young Samwise. Still with me? Good...
30 Oct 2002
Aragorn thinks about what might have been.
Learn to be Still by crazyx4 [archived by HASA_Archivist]
19 Jul 2002
Merry helps Sam learn to live in the present. Takes place post-ROTK.