the king of elves

  • Galadriel: Celeborn and I have that kind of easy chemistry where we finish each other's-
  • Celeborn: Sentences.
  • Galadriel: Please don't interrupt me.
Thranduil and parenting
  • Thranduil: *is right about something Legolas was wrong about*
  • Thranduil: wHAT DID I TELL YOU
  • Legolas: *sighs* i GET IT you are ALWAYS right OkAy
  • Thranduil: no I'm not ALways right
  • Thranduil: just more often than you
  • Legolas:
  • Thranduil: far more often
  • Legolas:
  • Legolas:
  • Thranduil: *sips wine*
Headcanon list

I just all of a sudden had an idea for a heartbreaking and fluffy headcanon for King Thrandy of Sasswood (it’s kind of legolas x reader if you want it to be) but it’s worth reading I promise:

• Thranduil and his queen had a girl before having Legolas

• She was a lively and bright elleth that loved nature and the woods

• Her dad tried getting her into diplomatic stuff since she was the firstborn of the family and would eventually take over Mirkwood one day but she found it boring “because you can’t play with mr. elk and negotiate a peace treaty between two kingdoms at the same time, ada!”

• So when she was supposed to be alongside Thranduil in meetings to learn how to be a good and regal councilwoman, she would sneak out with her mom (who was totally on board) and run to the gardens where she was taught how to make a flower crown

• She instantly fell in love with it and made a dozen of them to bring back Thranduil because she could see how the stress was getting to him and wanted to make him happy

• After the meeting where Thrandy is looking for her, she runs up to him, beaming with a dozen crowns draped on her arms and one placed lopsidedly upon her head

• She gets a light reprimanding from him because “you’re going to be running this kingdom one day, and I’m not leaving Mirkwood in the hands of an elleth who can’t take things seriously!”

• Thranduil’s wife scolding him and telling him that “she just wanted to make you happy!” while his daughter bows her head in shame, drops the crowns and walks back to her room

• His daughter decides that she’s going to stop at nothing to make her ada smile again and works hard to break his stone facade and basically perfects the art of flower crowns in the process

• The garden is utterly and completely destroyed by the end of it but Thrandy’s wife grins and encourages her to “keep on going, you’re doing great!”

• Daily she brings them to him, hoping for at least a tiny hint of a smile on his lips, but all she gets is a “not now, my dear” or a heavy exhale mixed with fatigue and slight disappointment

• One night, she slips past the guards and wanders into the forest to find more flowers but is abducted and ultimately killed by orcs in the process

• Thrandy is grief stricken and watches her slowly become one with the forest

• He places a bouquet of her favorite flowers every day

• After a bit of a dry spell in his relationship with his wife, they get a bit friskay one night and she’s pregnant with another baby (this time it’s Legolas)

• Him internally promising to himself to never let this child go and to protect him to the best of his ability

• Thranduil never tells Legolas about the sister that he had because he’s still not over it and comes up with an excuse and a story about why he goes to the garden every day

• Over the years, after his wife dies and Legolas grows up and gets married, his wife tells him that she’s pregnant with a girl

• Him being ecstatic and telling his father right away

• After the child is born, Thranduil takes one look at the child and notices how much she resembles his lost daughter in how she moves and the sounds she makes

• Him tearing up and Legolas and his wife getting really concerned because “you didn’t even cry at our wedding!”

• Him being almost oddly attached to their daughter and loving her so much

• He spoils her rotten and takes care of her whenever Legolas and his wife are off somewhere on a mission or a trip

• Legolas’ wife taking her daughter through a stroll in the gardens and telling her stories of braiding flowers into her dad’s hair and making flower crowns for him and plopping crown after crown on his head while he was sitting “in tune with nature”

• Her getting strangely excited about flower crowns and asking “is that what grandpa wears every day?”

• Her mom laughing and asking her if she wants to learn how to make one

• Them spending the whole entire afternoon making flower crowns for Legolas and Thranduil

• Legolas’ daughter jumping into Thrandy’s tired arms and giving him a bear hug after a long day in the throne room discussing politics

• Her beaming, offering a flower crown to him, barely intact and practically falling apart as a “cheer up gift”

• His eyes tearing up and remembering his daughter and how she would make him crowns every single day for the same exact purpose

• Him taking off his crown, placing it on a nearby table while she puts it lopsidedly on his head, grinning with eyes shining like beams of morning light as she asks him if he likes it

• A single tear running down his cheek as he tells her quietly that he loves it

• Him holding her in an embrace for a record amount of time, quietly sobbing into her shoulder while she remains quiet and hugs him as tight as she can

• She brings a new crown to him every single day in the morning so he can wear it while working

• His crown collecting dust as he, day after day, no matter how terrible they might look, puts each crown on his head and prepares for the day ahead of him

• Guards and other elves looking at him in a peculiar fashion while eyeing the crown on his head that is both way too small and barely holding itself together suspiciously but knowing better than to ask questions

• Him raising an eyebrow and asking them, “problem?” every time he gets a weird look

• Them quickly apologizing and running off to do business while silently reprimanding themselves for staring at the king for too long

• Legolas’ daughter loving grandpa Thrandy with all of her being and not telling a single soul that she witnessed him crying