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A Cold Night In June  by Agape4Gondor 7 Review(s)
CeleritasReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/19/2009
I can quite imagine Faramir willing to make a fool of himself scurrying about to pick up papers scattered by the wind! And the anecdote fit very well into the larger context of the story; I particularly liked Denethor's following up on the dream. Thanks for this little fanon-buster.

Author Reply: Bless you for reviewing!

No matter what, I'm sure Denethor felt a shiver when he heard of Faramir's dream.

LinaewenReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/17/2009
This really was a very pleasant little piece. Faramir starts off worried about his dream, of course, but there's nothing like being the cause of a mishap like papers blowing about to get your mind off what you were stewing over! I can see them all now, running abuot and desperately stamping on the papers to stop them from blowing off into the Anduin. No matter how important a document it is, the thought of losing is more frightening than making it a bit dirty or crumpled! Thank goodness the papers turned out to be copies, though. ;-)

I love the picture of the three "gatherers" breathing sighs of relief over their wine. Nice touch that one of them is Beregond!

Of course, Denethor's response is priceless. I can't imagine even a usually-dour Steward not laughing over the spectacle of grown men chasing down elusive papers on the wind. Even given the fact they were such important papers cannot stop that kind of laughter!

How quickly the tale turns to a touching one, however; it's very precious seeing Faramir's response to his father's understanding of the importance of the dream, as well as to the prospect of spending a warm evening with his father.

Thanks for a great tale, written only as one can write who has been through the experience of having papers blown about. ;-)

TariReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/16/2009
What a delightful picture you paint. I'm sure there were many times when Faramir and Denethor laughed together. I firmly believe Denethor deeply loved his son even though he may not have always showed it. He had a city and its people to protect which limited his time with his sons.

Author Reply: I do firmly hope they laughed now and again - I think it was rare, however.

Many thanks for the review! Always appreciated.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/15/2009
I believe that Denethor did love his son, but was too harsh often in his impatience or with what he saw as excess softness displayed in such dangerous times.

And I can so understand how Faramir and Beregond both came to laugh over the incident. Thanks.

Author Reply: Tolkien definitely states in his letters that he changed Denethor's character to a harsher one... but that does not mean he did not love Faramir. I think mostly he thought Faramir too weak for such hideous times. Perhaps he feared for the lad's life.... sad....

Yes - I'm sure Beregond and Faramir are still laughing, now and again, when a blustery day comes along!

Many, many thanks for your review!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/15/2009
This is why I love Faramir - that he is a scholar at heart and a gentle soul and he would indeed be rushing around to gather papers and see the humor in it also. *hugs him*

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: You know, I thought it might be Boromir at first, but the Steward's eldest laughed aloud and said, nay, he might do it in a pinch, but this was more Faramir's style...

I'm sure Faramir enjoyed the hugs!

Bless you too!

EdlynReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/15/2009
Oh, I really, really liked this. I can just see them chasing after the papers (I have done the same on occasion, most recently in the "wind tunnel" that is the passage between Rike nad University Hall on campus). I agree with you in regards to Denethor's character BTW. I have gotten into many a discussion about that since the movies came out and I am vociferous in my defense of the Steward.

Excellent job, meldanya!


Author Reply: It is always heartening to find another vociferouos Denethor defender.... the man truly needs as many as he can get. : )

I commiserate with you over running after papers - it's happened to me before - but never with this many papers.... and who wants to see their beloved work lost in the sewers near Lake Erie.... *giggles*

Bless you and thank you for reviewing!

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/15/2009
I enjoyed this,a lovely image of them scurrying after the papers.I always think Faramir and Beregond knew one another before ROTK.

Author Reply: I agree, Linda. I don't see the devotion of Beregond that we see in the book to just someone seen from afar. I'm glad you enjoyed their scurrying!

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