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From Wilderness to Cities White  by Larner 9 Review(s)
KathyGReviewed Chapter: 38 on 3/30/2015
Aragorn didn't serve decades as a Ranger for nothing, that's for sure! =)

Author Reply: Not only as a Ranger, but also serving in the gardens of Rivendell and learning healing as a youth--he knows the drill! Glad you enjoyed this one--it's one of my favorites about Aragorn, I think.

TariReviewed Chapter: 38 on 11/5/2013
I have always been taught to be kind to the stranger who shows up at your door. You never know when one might be and angel as indeed Aragorn was to Mithrellas.

Author Reply: Oh, I so agree, Tari! And I do believe that I once did host an angel. As for Mithrellas, I think that she and Aragorn found angels in one another. Thanks so!

TeresaReviewed Chapter: 38 on 10/24/2013
What a surprise for Mithrellas! Did Aragorn take Arwen to meet her one day? He truly is the best of Men, and I'd loved to know what Sam and the others thought of this adventure! Many thanks for posting this, and as always you show a lovely glimpse of Middle Earth!

Author Reply: Another story I will undoubtedly be tempted to extend sometime! Heh! Thanks so!

UTfrogReviewed Chapter: 38 on 10/22/2013
Read this last night, reread it just now. This is such a sweet story. I love the interactions between Aragorn and the widow. I also enjoyed her swatting his behind. I hope he stops by again, just to say hello. Thank you.

Author Reply: I am so glad you enjoyed it. It must have been very satisfying for Aragorn on occasion to be accepted solely on his own merits rather than being automatically kowtowed to as The King. Thanks so!

EllynnReviewed Chapter: 38 on 10/20/2013
Such a wonderful, warm story. :)

Author Reply: I'm so glad you find it that way, Ellynn!

Antane Reviewed Chapter: 38 on 10/19/2013
I love most Aragorn's humility, not revealing himself so as to not freak out anyone, but at the same revealing himself in a different way to be what all great leaders are, a servant to their people. :)

Namarie, God bless him and you, Antane :)

Author Reply: I so agree, Antane, which is another parallel between Aragorn and Frodo--both I believe would ever seek to serve those they cared for in whatever capacity they could manage.

FantasyFanReviewed Chapter: 38 on 10/19/2013
Lovely little story. I am always glad to read gentle stories of the good people of the country.

By the end of his reign, imagine all the people that Aragorn reached out to, either in his persona as Elessar or as the Ranger we see here. That is as much a legacy to leave as monuments or formal songs. This old woman is blessed by him (although she might be a bit lightheaded when she remembers swatting him on the behind as he left).

Author Reply: I know, FantasyFan--how many he has served as King; how many he protected upon the battlefield; how many he helped find healing through his gifts; how many he must have provided justice for, and how many he must have helped quietly in other manners as well. And I love the idea that he accepted such caring familiarity at times as well!

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 38 on 10/19/2013
Great little story! Aragorn really enjoys being incognito, doesn't he?

Author Reply: I think he must have loved being free to be familiar with his subjects from time to time without the barrier of his rank between them. Thanks so, Andrea.

SunnyReviewed Chapter: 38 on 10/19/2013
"Who could have thought that the King was a healer, an herbalist, a scholar, and a gardener—and such a good Man?" ... And someone who gets such a kick out of going about the kingdom incognito? :D

Author Reply: Oh, yes--one who delights in the chance to just be a person who is free to help clean up after a storm and to suitably reward such a person as this for her simple acceptance and hospitality! Thanks so, Sunny!

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