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Time to Make a Change  by Pervinca 7 Review(s)
GravReviewed Chapter: 3 on 2/29/2004
You'll have to excuse me while I get hold of myself. I always cry during hobbit stories, and I managed to hold out until “Sam, my boy, have I ever told you how proud you’ve made me?”, at which point I completely lost it. This was heartbreaking, and absolutely beautiful. The whole conversation between the Gaffer and Sam was amazing, and the end was fabulous. This chapter blew me out of the water, and I am almost afraid to go on, but I will because the story is beautiful, and you have written it so well.

Leah BethReviewed Chapter: 3 on 1/27/2004
Oh my goodness, these are *so* beautiful. And heartbreaking. I had tears in my eyes the whole time I was reading. I can't really put into words how beautiful these three vignettes were. Wonderful, absolutely wonderful.

Author Reply: Thank you for your lovely review! I usually prefer to write more light-hearted and humourous stories, but the plot-bunnies for this one just wouldn't leave me alone! Good to see that they're being enjoyed. Thank you once again for your review!

TatharReviewed Chapter: 3 on 1/27/2004
Oh, waaaaaah! I *love* the Gaffer! How very, very sad. Poor Sam... but at least he had Rosie and the rest of his family to comfort him. *sigh*

Looking forward to more!

Author Reply: The Gaffer has also been one of my favourites! He seems to be so wise, and a little sly, too. I can't say that I enjoyed killing him off - nor any of the parents in these stories. But I am trying to make sure that everyone had someone to be there for them in their time of sadness. I suppose that's what these stories are really all about! Thanks for the reviews, and I'm glad you're enjoying my work.

HaiReviewed Chapter: 3 on 1/25/2004
I like how Sam tried to put on a brave face when he spoke to his Dad. I also liked that he told him he was proud of him. Good for Frodo to make sure he knew all that Sam had done on their Journey! The last line was great! Thank you for sharing and I'm looking forward to Merry and Pippin!

Author Reply: Thank you for your reviews! I'm very glad you're enjoying my little stories! I've started on Merry's and have some idea of Pippin's (having just gotten though a huge block about what to do for them!).

Pearl TookReviewed Chapter: 3 on 1/25/2004
These are sad, and yet not. They have all been full of love and compassion. Tender tales of a moment we all must face. Wonderful! These shine, little sister.

Pearl Took

Author Reply: Thank you, Pearl, for your feedback! I was worried when I started writing them that I wouldn't capture the grief very well (having not lost anyone dear to me, aside from my uncle when I was only very young). I'm so happy that you're enjoying my stories! (Uncle Saradoc and our own dear Dad were posing quite a problem, though I seem to be through it now!)

calenoreReviewed Chapter: 3 on 1/25/2004
Aw, that's sweet. I loved Hamfast. He seemed like such a great dad.

Author Reply: I always thought that Sam seemed to have a good relationship with his father. He mentions his ol' Gaffer more than Bilbo quotes his dad! Glad you enjoyed!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 3 on 1/25/2004
I really appreciate the little details you come up with! Such as...

"You know as well as I, that a Gamgee never breaks a promise."

"Well, Mister Bilbo managed to beat the Old Took in age, and Mister Merry and Mister Pippin have beaten the Bullroarer in height. I have to break some record!"

And such a sweeeet ending.

Author Reply: Thank you! The ending was actually an after thought! And I even changed the title because of it. This chapter was the original idea from which the "series" was born. Thanks again :)

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