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A New Kind of Courage  by Auntiemeesh 13 Review(s)
PeriantariReviewed Chapter: 22 on 9/15/2007
I love this fic so darn much. One of my favorites of all time. Gosh i love Merry at this time period and so much h/c and angst... ahh~! ♥ Merry & hobbits and h/c and Aragorn and love ♥ =) rereading = love :D

Author Reply: Okay, now I'm just laughing at you. In a good way, of course. You are a dear, dear person for loving this story so much, and it made my inbox happy to see a review for anything, since I haven't written a thing in forever. *hearts you*

PeriantariReviewed Chapter: 22 on 1/9/2006
"And to Merry, for his bravery in facing the horror of the Black Captain, and most especially for having the courage to do what he must, even when it meant allowing the rest of us to go into danger without him."

That's just the gist of the story. And said so very well here. I love Frodo's toast and all the hobbit's toast and... ::sigh:: this story is just so love.
(sorry i'm still flooding your email with reviews. :P) hehe =)

"You can’t lay that burden on yourself and apparently, neither can I, anymore. We all made the choice to be here and no one can change that now, simply by wishing things were different. What we can do, what we’ve been doing, is help each other face the consequences of the choices we’ve made."

So true. SO true. The dialogue between Frodo and Merry made me think of how similar they are with each other in attitude at times. Both are protective and plan and are practically-inclined and just... yeah i can see similarities between them.

THanks so much for this story (again) ...i enjoy rereading parts of it at times when i don't want to go to bed. ;) :P

Author Reply: Never apologize for reviewing. Thank you for caring so much about this story. :)

PeriantariReviewed Chapter: 22 on 12/18/2005
So perfect.
Omg, what a perfect ending. I knew that Frodo would feel as guilty as Merry for bringing them along... *Such* a perfect ending.
And the beginning with the nightmare and Merry defeating it was so great to include.
This story just makes me "squee" all over again.
...
sorry, i'll be more coherent later.
But yes, this was a joy to read and i'm so glad you wrote it. It couldn't have been better.

I love your Merry so much. :)

Tears flowed freely down Merry’s cheeks as the minstrel sang, and for once, he made no effort to check them. There was not a dry eye in the company and Merry felt his heart would break, for the pain Frodo and Sam had suffered, and also for the love and honour being shown them now.
**from last chapter but written so so so so well. :D

ANd the last line of this chapter... :*) :*( :*)

so incredible.

I adore, am in love with this story.

:D

Thank you so so so so so so much for this jewel. :D

Author Reply: I am so glad you enjoyed this story, and I admire your dedication in plowing through it the way you did! :)

Pearl TookReviewed Chapter: 22 on 2/6/2005
Just finished it all. Wonderfully done :) A great read. Applause and Bravo!!!!

Author Reply: Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. :)

RadbooksReviewed Chapter: 22 on 2/5/2005
I really enjoyed your story. I found it well written and I loved how you portrayed both Merry and Aragorn. I am looking forward now to reading some of your other stories. Thanks for writing!

Author Reply: Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed this. :)

Hai TookReviewed Chapter: 22 on 12/27/2004
*sigh* What a wonderful ending! You did the splendidly! They way Merry fought off the shadow in his dreams and was able to defeat it was great! Gives such a wonderful out look for the rest of Merry's life.

I'm sorry the story is over but it was well done and fun to follow! I'm glad they are all together! The last paragraph was beautiful and was such a wonderful idea. Thank you for the story! It was lots of fun!

Author Reply: Thank you so much for all the lovely reviews you've left along the way. I'm just glad I made it to the end (there were times when I felt like chucking the whole thing in the trash bin), as I would have hated to leave it dangling for anyone.

GamgeeFestReviewed Chapter: 22 on 12/27/2004
What a lovely ending! Our four hobbits together again, feasting and toasting. Merry's new courage will serve him well in the coming years, and he seems to have finally mastered it with that fight with the Shadow. Well done!

Author Reply: Thank you!

LinwePReviewed Chapter: 22 on 12/22/2004
Thank you for your great stor "A New Kind Of Courage." And congratulations on finishing it! I have been reading it through the links you so kindly provide to Quill and Ink.

It was set during one of my favorite time periods, and of course, it featured lovely hobbits getting better after the quest. Very enjoyable and well written.

Thank you and happy holidays.

Author Reply: Happy holidays to you as well! Thank you for the lovely comment. I'm glad you found the story and enjoyed it. :)

MistarryReviewed Chapter: 22 on 12/22/2004
Wow.

I'm speachless.

This story is-was just....amazing. I really mean that.

I asked you the same question for weeks on end, and each week I would check daily for an update. Each update was better than the last.

As readers, we followed Merry through his fears, regrets, guilt, and love, and we both pitied and were in awe of him.

As a writer, you did a phemonomel job, and I must say that I think this is truely one of the best fanfiction stories ever copleted =)!

I am SO sad that this is over, but at least now my question has been answered: YES Merry is for the most part over the shadow. I'm satisfied with Aragorn's answer, even if Merry may not be....

"Merry smiled, finally understanding what Faramir had meant. He looked at his friends and felt his heart bursting with love and a great joy that they were all together once more, but certain now in the knowledge that even if they should be separated again in the future, in their hearts they would always be together. "

Once again, WONDERFUL job, and hopefully I'll be reviewing another one of your fabulous stories soon....

~Misty =)

Author Reply: This is one of the nicest comments I've received for anything I've written. I twas thinking of you when I wrote the end bits, finally freeing Merry from the Shadow. I'm so glad you approved. :)

lovethosehobbitsReviewed Chapter: 22 on 12/22/2004
This was a fantastic fic. I had you on my author alert list so I got first go every time a new chapter was uploaded. You are a talented writer, and I can hardly wait to read more of your stories. hugs, tree

Author Reply: What a lovely compliment. Thank you so much. :)

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