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Starlight at Eventide  by Ariel 7 Review(s)
EstėReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/16/2006

He must have lain beside her every night, for she remembered the drumming of his heartbeat as an enduring rhythm in her ear. It had kept her anchored to this world.

*Oh sigh*

I loved this first chapter I found it deeply moving. So tender and loving it is full of promise for the following chapters.

So what am I waiting for? I’m off!


Author Reply:
Awwww! Hope you feel that way about the rest of the story. I know it's not Frodo, but I do love all the hobbits and felt I was probably focusing on him so much the other guys were getting lonesome. So here's my attempt to remedy that. :D

InklingReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/25/2006
Poor Estella! I don't think they should have let her have a mirror. The last line is lovely...great heart, indeed.

Author Reply: Perhaps not, but I suspect she'd asked for it for several days in a row. I envisioned a very long recovery that has only just started showing signs of cogniscent behavior. They're probably still looking for responses that show she's getting her mind back and the mirror would have been a sort of test for this.

BTW, I am SO glad you are reading. I adored the last thing you did - Shakespeare would have been proud! - and I hope this gives you as much entertainment as your work always does me.

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/24/2006
This is the Merry/Estella I love to see--so true and loyal and steadfast! I will look forward to seeing how Estella's illness has impacted their relationship.

Author Reply: Oh goody! I am glad you are reading! You will have to let me know if you think I 'got' him. I wrote Merry so badly in one fic that I have been trying to make up for my lapse in several pieces since. Guilt, you know. LOL! Hope you enjoy the rest.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/24/2006
Yes, our Merry, our loving, dedicated Merry, intent on not losing another he loves so quickly.

Author Reply: Absolutely correct. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I have enjoyed yours.

aprilkatReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/22/2006
What a touching view of their marriage. Merry's character is so strong and constant and true - I love the fact that his heartbeat was the line that held her to life.

There is more to come, yes?

Author Reply: Yes! There is much more to come - I didn't want to post it till the last chapter was done but I just finished it and sent it off to the beta. Keep your eyes on this spot though, there are about 9 (possibly more if I split them up) more chapters.

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/22/2006
This is not a story that I would normally have read Ariel but it a beautiful and poignant start and I am looking forward to more.

Author Reply: I try to never write the same thing twice and don't tend to write a story unless I have something to say in it. I can't guarantee it will keep your interest, but it won't be the same old same old. ;)

CuthalionReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/22/2006
Ahhh... it is here, finally! You know how I love this... one of the most mature, deep lovestories between a married couple I've ever read. Thank you for posting it on SoA!

Author Reply: I vowed I wouldn't post this anywhere until I had it finished so as to motivate myself to get it done. As you can guess, I have just put 'The End' on my draft. *grin* It's still at the beta's but I can at least start putting the rest of it up.

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