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Across Arda's Ages  by Rhyselle 6 Review(s)
Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 16 on 11/24/2010
A lovely drabble that pinpoints, simply and credibly, the homesickness of soldiers billeted far from their families. Faramir is well-written too. The Rangers' voices are very clear. Good job, Rhyselle!

Kaylee ArafinwielReviewed Chapter: 16 on 11/23/2010
Awww. I know what it's like to be least, if "home is where the heart is". It's odd...once I was, technically, home, I became "homesick" for England, and in a rather hobbity fashion, missed the food quite a lot...not to mention good friends and my family.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 16 on 11/20/2010
There is something each wishes for, and to protect if he can. And to wish for his brother and his father's praise speaks volumes of Faramir's life.

Author Reply: My own dad wasn't one for overt praise, so when he did praise me for something I did, I held it closer than jewels. :) Thanks!

EllynnReviewed Chapter: 16 on 11/18/2010
I like how you slowly turn funny tones from the beginning towards melancholic and sad in the end. Beautiful drabble!

Author Reply: Thank you! I hadn't actually intended the shift of emotion, but when Faramir spoke up to my muse, that was the way it happened. I'm so very glad you liked it.

CeleritasReviewed Chapter: 16 on 11/17/2010
I love the way the scattered remarks stretched this one out--and the way Faramir's thoughts turn grave. Last word is so sad!

Author Reply: I was worried that it would be longer than the 100 word drabble limit, but it came out perfectly. :) I'm so glad you liked it despite the sadness.

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 16 on 11/17/2010
Such a poignant scene. And awwww, "My mum's soup." How sweet.

Author Reply: This one was another drabble inspired by events in my own life. When I was deployed in 2003 to the Middle East, I had my own list of things I was homesick for. I even had my husband send me one of his shirts that I could sleep in so I could imagine him hugging me. *smile* Every soldier, sailor, and airman away from home has something to keep close to his heart, whether a physical object or a memory, that helps him make it through until his or her return home. Thanks for reviewing!

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