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Thranduil's Plead by KageLu Thranduil's Plead by KageLu
I imagine this scene happened somewhere in the story, Thranduil bidding Legolas farewell before the Ring Quest. It was originally done for an ezine that unforunately never saw print due to lack of submissions.

This is actually an old piece from 2005. Somehow the scan also looked smoother this time...
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CocoaCutie178 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OH GOSH, THE FEELS. THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL. I SHOULD BE IN BED. WHY AM I NOT IN BED. XD
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Irilden Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... really powerful! Wonderful job. 
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KageLu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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Lilliandil25 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Poor Thrandy... I'm falling to pieces!
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ThreeLittleGirls Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Wow, this is so beautiful, and so sad too! Who doesn't love a bit of Father/Son angst? 
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Celorbrin Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Photographer
love this so much....
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luvaddict77 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always thought this was the reason why Thranduil just wants the woodland elves to keep to themselves in The Hobbit.  He is not as coldhearted as he appears in the movie; rather, a king must appear strong despite his own insecurities.  He was deeply hurt when he lost his father in the war and probably lost his wife at some point as well.  Legolas is all he has left, and I'm sure he loves him dearly.  Well done.  I hope we have a scene this touching between the two of them in the last movie.
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ZeldaStrife Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
THIS^. 

Bless this post. 
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ThePharaohsGirl Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awe! :sniff: I have such a soft spot for those two
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NimbusBlack Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
T.T This is so sad... Makes me wanna cry...
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aronoiiel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
This is such a lovely piece very nicely done love the raw emotion
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SpeakTheTruth16 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Aww this is so sweet it makes me want to cuddle Legolas
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Verity-Kindle Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Writer
This is heart wrenchingly beautiful.
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Celorbrin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student Photographer
LOVE! Especially the Illuvatar reverence! 
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bofurlover Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
awww... poor thranduil and legolas... :'(
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LanestraFlameheart Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww this is heart breaking.
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RainThatFallsAtNight Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Writer
It tugs at my heart strings! :pray: Don't make him bury his son!
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KageLu Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That unfortunately was never my decision to make but that of
Professor Tolkein
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RainThatFallsAtNight Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Writer
Oh I know. I was just being weird. :B
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funnyhorsey Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the emotion in this.
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KageLu Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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Siraelle Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
So sad an touching. To favorites!!!
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ElfGirl1413 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
This is beautiful!! I couldn't stop looking at it. Thranduil cares sooooooo much!! Its so sweet! I really almost cried.
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AncaXBre Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
WOW I'm as surprised as Legolas. I had never thought Thranduil would be a really loving father but I guess he is still a father. It's so sweet and very beautifully drawn. Good job:)
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WhiteOutArts Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I did not cry when I read the words on here, though I wanted to so bad.
I had never thought of this side of Thranduil untill seeing it here. This is beautiful in more ways than just that alone though. The look of suprise on Legolas' face suggests that he wasn't expecting his father to do that.
You have amazed me. Even though this is one of your older pieces. It's just so beautiful. So touching, so priceless.
It's... undescribe-able.
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StitchedPuppet13 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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karifpk90 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm crying, really... T_T...
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HappyHappySunnyChan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is beautiful.
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DorianHerestor Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I featured this on my journal as one of my personal favorite deviations from my Favorites (2012) : [link]
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MorellAgrysis Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beatifull
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FantasiaVII Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
This is beautiful. Even though I choose to believe (based on many amazing fanfics) that Thranduil and Legolas fight a lot (but still love each other, it's just that they're both very stubborn), I can really see this happening. Because they don't fight all the time. And Legolas is the only one Thranduil has left.
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mirelena Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Any fic recommendations in that category?
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FantasiaVII Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Um...a rather long series, actually, called The Mellon Chronicles (by Cassia and Sio). It was written around the time the movies were coming out. Most of it is about Legolas and Aragorn and their friendship before the Second War but there are some just Legolas ones (which include his father but can be rather...dark). It has its own website if you want to Google it and there are a lot of other fanfics not by Cassia and Sio included on there that aren't part of the series that I haven't really looked at (though I did find a really cute Thranduil and Legolas hide-and-seek one ^^). Sorry if that was really long. ^^;
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lici-loopy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I agree :D I read a lot of Thranduil and Legolas fics too, and am in the process of writing some, and I'm in love with the idea that Thranduil and Legolas have a (sometimes quite comical) stubborn love-hate relationship, but at the end of the day still love each other :) I reckon, under all the stubborness of the Elvenking, he really does love and care for his son very much, and only wants the best for him :')
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FantasiaVII Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Yes! And I'd enjoy reading some of your stuff when you finish, if you put it up. ^^
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lici-loopy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
haha well i usually put my stuff up on fanfiction . net but i'll try put it up on here as well, when I've finished it all! if i ever do... :/ ;D
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FantasiaVII Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Yay!
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Cuileth Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist
kind of sweet.... Legolas is the only one not being disliked by Thranduil, I think......
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zevranarainai1 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Aaaaawwww this is beautiful!!!!
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GlorfindelWins Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm fighting back tears. Love this pic!
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vermilionchaos Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
T_T soo beautiful!! love thranduil
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suzaninta Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!! I almost cried omfg
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DorianHerestor Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know I already commented on this but now, I don't know, five, six months later, after reading the Hobbit and the Silmarillion for the first time, and after reading a bunch of LotR fanfiction, I see this piece in a complete different light. Now, I look at this and... *bursts into tears* IT'S SO SAD AND SO BEAUTIFUL! WAHHHHH! *crys a river, ruins the non-water resistent keyboard, floods the floor, and kisses mascara and eye-liner goodbye* *blows her nose, takes a deep breath, cracks her neck and breathes agains* So, yeah, well done.
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Ariela239 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
OMG this is perfect! well done! I love the idea, and you did a great job :D
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Isar-Anon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This....is just heartbreaking
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, this is such an emotional scene, it touched me a lot... I can really see Thranduil doing that, I always thought of him as a wonderful father to Legolas.
And your drawing is amazing! The way he is hugging his son and the desperate look on his face show very well his emotions.
Amazing job, bravo! :clap:
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DorianHerestor Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very beautiful. It's nice to see a piece of fanart of any type where Thranduil is nothing but an abusive tyrant, specially when I'm currently writing a collection of fanfic drabbles that portrait Thranduil the same way you do. It's nice to see another person charing one's opinions. You just gave me an idea for the drabbles. Thanks!
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PrincessGrell Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am familiar with Oropher, Thranduil, and Legolas - and I understand this scene. It is a beautiful idea - I like it very much, and it makes me very sad.
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Blooberi800 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is adorable. It really is.
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KageLu Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you
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