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A Different Kind of Quest  by Dreamflower 7 Review(s)
harrowcatReviewed Chapter: Epilogue on 1/15/2016
I love the way that Merry and Pippin pick up the genealogy like a litany. While I know that it was necessary to the story it always seems unfair the the hobbits are kept in the dark about Aragorn's hopes and dreams for the future.

GryffinjackReviewed Chapter: Epilogue on 12/16/2005
This was a lovely ending to this story.

Even better than the pen and inkwell set that Merry and Pippin will give to Frodo was the gift that Gandalf has just given him by telling him that they will be back in Rivendell in time to celebrate Frodo's and Bilbo's birthday.

Author Reply: Thank you.

Yes, the idea of finally going home is one that appeals to them all.
And Frodo will be very relieved to see Bilbo once more.

I'm so glad you enjoyed this. I am eager to get started posting "Chance Encounter" which deals with the time period immediately preceding it.

KittyReviewed Chapter: Epilogue on 9/9/2004
So, now I have catched up with reading.

This was very nice. I love the way how you take up such little details from your earlier stories and turn it in little fics like this one!

*lol* Of course, this was the only way to convince Frodo to take some reward - he would do everything for his Sam! It is a pity I can't see Frodos face when he gets his gift from his cousins. Surely he will be pleased. And I was happy they have purchased all the little stuff animals and dolls from the widow. As they said, the poor woman needs the money. And the children will be happy, too. Ths was a very nice idea!

Author Reply: Thank you. I find that doing that sort of helps tie up loose ends, and keeps these little details from hijacking the main story.

Yes, Frodo is stubborn, isn't he? But he's not going to deprive Sam if he can help it. I am sure Frodo is going to like the pen-and-inkwell set: I know I would!

When I went into the widow's room with the three friends and saw that pile of toys, I suddenly knew what would have to happen. It was kind of an impulse just as much on my part as it was on theirs!

GamgeeFestReviewed Chapter: Epilogue on 9/8/2004
And a perfect little ending! It's a good thing that shop owner didn't have two of those pen and inkwell sets. ;)

Author Reply: LOL!
I'm glad you liked the ending. I'm always a wee bit afraid with epilogues that I am gilding the lily--but some stories just cry out for them.

Pearl TookReviewed Chapter: Epilogue on 9/8/2004
This was grand reading! I love the quest for things to take home as opposed to the quest to get rid of something. Well done.

Author Reply: Thank you. I, too, think that the Quest to find something is somehow more heartening and positive than the opposite. Yet getting rid of an evil was the core of LoTR.

pipinheartReviewed Chapter: Epilogue on 9/8/2004
Finally he bought something with his money... Let me guess merry and pippin bought the inkwell set for him....
Great job...

Author Reply: Yes indeed. Isn't he going to be surprised?
Thank you, and thank you for reviewing!

BodkinReviewed Chapter: Epilogue on 9/8/2004
What a lovely story. I enjoyed seeing the hobbits get the gifts they gave their families on their return.

I'm surprised in a way that Frodo took so long to realise that Sam wouldn't take an allowance unless he did - and that Sam could really do with it.

Love the falcon - and the idea of Legolas as a jewellery designer. Now it's clear what he can do once he doesn't need to spend all his time orc-slaying.

Author Reply: Thank you, so did I. Marigold has such *clever* little bunnies, has she not?

Well, Sam was keeping it to himself, and probably never would have said anything without being prompted. Once he realized that it would do Frodo some good to think of him, however, he would not hold back. And Frodo was probably not thinking too clearly when he turned down the offer in the first place.

I think that most Elves would turn their hands to various creative endeavors with millenia to perfect them in. Jewelry design is a rather Elven task, after all, ;-). I don't know why, but I've thought of Legolas as a bit of an artist, all along for some reason.

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