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'Til we meet again  by Dot 13 Review(s)
Mirime93Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/10/2007
Omg, that was so beautiful...

Author Reply: Thank you so much! I'm so pleased you liked it :-)

LegolassReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/6/2004

Silly me - that last posting (saying your story is one of only two I had recommended, etc.) was from an unlogged-in me! Have a good day, and don't be as forgetful as I am.

Author Reply: LOL!! This is a great site so I'm sure you'll find a lot of stories you like - but I'm still flattered! Thanks for dropping by again (and for increasing my review count by three!). :-)

Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/6/2004

Dot, I have added another story to the list of those I recommended to others - but you're still one of only two! And I still think it's terrific. :-)

LegolassReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/3/2004

I echo the sentiments of the other reviewers in thanking you for writing a very believable farewell encounter between Legolas and his father. I particularly liked the part where you described him moving around the room touching all the beloved, familiar articles. It made me weep, and I could almost feet the pain Legolas felt. The only solace is that they will meet again.

I even pointed someone else to this story - the only one I have ever recommended from the Stories of Arda. It is a poignant narration, done with sensitivity and gentle passion. Well done, Dot.

Author Reply: I'm completely overwhelmed by your review, Legolass! Thank you so very much. I really appreciate that you took the trouble to pick out what you liked best. That you would recommend this to someone else is such an honour - I've never had anyone do that before! Thanks again, such thoughtful words really mean a lot to me. :-)

elliskaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/10/2004
Oh that was just too sad. It literally had me crying. So well done. Great job!

Author Reply: Thank you! I'm so glad you liked it. It must have been a painful parting for them but don't worry...I'm sure they do meet again ;-)

Frodo3791Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/8/2004
This is one of the best Legolas/Thranduil stories I've read. You did such an excellent job showing each of the characters so that they seemed real. That's hard to do and rarely do people really make these beloved canon characters something that people can really believe. Great work.

Lovely angst. It's the best Legolas leaving story I've ever read. Fantastic.
-Frodo

Author Reply: Oh, wow! You're so kind. It's an amazing compliment that the characters seem real to you. I had never written Thranduil before and I love him in full king-mode in other people's stories but I thought that at such a time he'd be just a father saying good-bye to his son. This is a very gratifying review - thank you so much. :-)

lwarrenReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/7/2004
A beautiful expression of a difficult, tender, inevitable parting. I have often wondered if Legolas took the time to go home and say goodbye to his Adar before he sailed. I hope he did. This is a lovely, emotional depiction of that scene. Thank you.

linda

Author Reply: Thank you, Linda. I too hope that Legolas took the time to say good-bye to his family. I'd like to think that in the end he and Thranduil both understand the choice that they each make. I'm glad you liked this. Thanks again for such a lovely review :-)

White WolfReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/7/2004
I really like this. You showed the depth of the love Legolas and Thranduil have for each other very well. I liked that there was strong emotion evident in the parting yet you didn't get sentimental. and despite Thranduil's obvious grief at losing his last child to the sea, there was a note of joy that Thranduil found in the forest. Very well done.

Author Reply: Thank you so much for this generous review. I'm very glad you didn't find it too sentimental - I was afraid it would be a little heavy on the angst. I imagine such a parting would be painful but in the end they both had to do was right for them. I liked the idea that Thranduil could still find some comfort in the trees when he has lost so much else. I couldn't bear to think of him staying just because he felt duty-bound! Thanks again - I really appreciate your kind words. :-)

Le RouretReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/7/2004
Dot,

Thank you for this heartwrenching story -- it was very beautiful, and although I don't usually like to start my mornings crying I didn't mind in this case! The part where Legolas describes the call of the Sea was especially poignant. Thank you for writing this.

Le Rouret

Author Reply: Would it be terrible if I was glad I made you cry?!! This is a wonderful review, thank you so much. I could never understand exactly what the call of the Sea is like but I was trying to show that while it is captivating and increasingly relentless for Legolas, it is also a call home and a fate that Elves know is theirs. But how hard it must be to part from loved ones, no matter how temporarily. I'm glad you liked it, thanks again for letting me know :-)

Btw, I'm addicted to 'My Dear Bandobras'!

Jay of LasgalenReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/7/2004
Oh, wow. Wow! That was simply amazing, a beautiful, sad tale. Thranduil's compassion and understanding is perfect: I wonder what it is you fear. Is it that I will ask you to stay? Or that I will let you go?

I loved this. The relationship between Legolas and his father, his slowly diminishing ability to hear the forest, his terrible sorrow at leaving both his father and his home. I wonder how long Thranduil remained before he sailed? That would be a wonderful reunion to see!


Jay

Author Reply: You have absolutely made my day with this review! Thank you. I'm so thrilled that you liked it - I was a little afraid it might have been too stilted or angsty. I actually tried to make Thranduil slightly more bitter but the guy is just too wise!

I wouldn't even pretend to understand the sea-longing but I imagine Legolas would have been torn between being called home and not wanting to leave those he loves, even if he does know that any parting is temporary. A reunion? That would indeed be good to see...but a little daunting to write ;-) Thanks again, Jay.

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