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Just to be With You  by Pervinca 26 Review(s)
powerwriterReviewed Chapter: 16 on 4/7/2004
I finally get to review the wedding chapter! It was lovely! I'm glad Merry and Estella finally got hitched! Wonderful story!

Author Reply: Thanks so much! I thought I needed to reply to *all* of your reviews since they were all for different stories, plus you made my day! The wedding caused me a few troubles - Pearl Took said I could draw on some of her ideas for hobbit weddings, but I didn't want to copy her completely, and I had issues trying to do so! I'm pretty sure I managed to put an original spin on it (at least I hope so anyway!). Thanks so much for your lovely reviews! I appreciate every one :)

BwynnReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 3/28/2004
AWW!!! That was wonderful! Ah! The wedding! The hobbits! How beautiful! I'm so happy they've finally married! It was a great ending, though I'm a bit depressed that it's over... *sniff* Ah, well, as long as there's a promise of more stories, I'm contented.

The two Merry and Estella pics can be found on Deviant Art at and are entitled "Conveniences" and "Sulking." I must also put in a good word for a close friend of mine, ChessaB, who draws the MOST adorable Merry... I've gotten her hooked on the couple as well, thanks to your initial inspiration. Thanks for the great read!

PIppinfan1988Reviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 3/26/2004
Very nice story, indeed! I loved the blessings and vows. So, you're going to give Pippin and Diamond a try, eh? Blessings to *you* on your endeavor! :-)


PIppinfan1988Reviewed Chapter: 14 on 3/26/2004
Sam and Rosie, with baby Elanor, Pippin, Diamond, Pervinca and Everard, Pearl and Orlando, with young Peregrin Burrows, Pimpernel and Berry, with baby Garnet, Fredegar and Melilot,

My, my--you *are* a little cupid, aren't you?? :-P Hello, and I'm back! Idiot me.


Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 3/23/2004
I loved the wedding. I also enjoyed the story and your Estella is very sweet and seems like she would be lots of fun. Perfect for Merry.Looking forward to your next story.

Author Reply: Thank you so much for reading! As I said in the A/N, much of the credit for the wedding needs to go to Pearl, but I did try to add my own little spin. I'm so glad she let me draw inspiration though - I would have hated to see what the wedding would have been like without her help!

I'm hoping to at least finish the Pippin and Sam/Pervinca story before I get started on the sequel to this one ("Magnificent"), but who knows what will happen, especially because I still have to write my entry for Marigold's Challenge #3! :)

powerwriterReviewed Chapter: 15 on 3/22/2004
Yay! They're finally going to get married! Very good stuff...will read the last chapter when I get home.

Author Reply: I hope you will enjoy the wedding when you are able to read it! I certainly enjoyed writing it. :)

Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: 15 on 3/21/2004
I love how nervous they are, especially Merry as he is usually so calm and the one helping others through whatever is happening at the time. Your Pippin is a shameless flirt and I love that. Very cute! Can't wait for the wedding to begin.

BwynnReviewed Chapter: 14 on 3/20/2004
Oh joy! The wedding approaches! I can't wait for it!

I also must add in a note of thanks. My love for hobbits had been sort of dwindling for the past few months, but it has been rekindled thanks to your wonderful stories! Many pictures have been drawn because of them, and I've even been able to pass on the love to a friend of mine! Yay!

Author Reply: Well, I'm glad that I've managed to save you from the pain of not loving the hobbits - but I can understand why you might have been starting to get that way. If you're a regular to, then you'll know thw amount of junk that gets posted. Fortunately, I find that things are very much better here at SOA!

I think I'm just as excited as you about the wedding! Haven't written it yet, but I will very soon. :)

(Btw, I would love to see the pictures you have drawn from this! Email me anytime you like

Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: 14 on 3/17/2004
I love this. Enjoyed Merry coming to the realization that 'now is the time' for the wedding because frodo had left. Also love your Merry and Estella together.

Author Reply: Frodo leaving was always going to be the catalyst for Merry's decision - it just took me a while to get to that point! And thanks for letting me know that you like the the way I've written the characters. I recently received a bit of a nasty review (on saying quite the opposite.

BwynnReviewed Chapter: 13 on 3/14/2004
Oh, you're an angel for writing this! I've looked all over the net for Merry and Estella stories! They're so far and few in between, and it seems that when I finally do stumble across one, they're badly written. Not this story! Oh, you wrote it so well, and I'm just estatic over it. Merry is one of my favorite characters, and I love seeing him be loved! Thanks for such a good story, I can't wait for its continuation!

Author Reply: Thank you for your lovely review! I'm so glad that you're enjoying my little story. I share your feelings about the lack of good Merry/Estella stories, and that's probably part of the reason I decided to write my own. There are a few gems out there, but only a very few. But I suppose it's that way with a lot of the hobbit couples (except Pippin and Diamond, I've seen a lot of fantastic stories about them). Thank you again for reading, and I hope you will enjoy what I have in store for our little hobbit love-birds :)

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