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The Ranger and the Eagles  by Cairistiona 19 Review(s)
Minerva OrganaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 1/10/2011
1. Poor Aragorn and Gandalf both!!!! I feel so bad for Gandalf not knowing what to do, but then again, he doesn't have a tree branch stuck up his back. Yikes.
2. I love, love, love your Gandalf. Very well done indeed.
3. You're going to keep us hanging at the end of *every* chapter, aren't you? :P

I am enjoying this thoroughly!

Author Reply: Thanks, Minerva! Oh gosh, "branch stuck up his..." had me going in a completely WRONG direction until I got to "...back". Whew. LOL!! But I'm so glad you like my Gandalf. He's very fun to write, I must say. And um, a cliffhanger at every chapter... moi?? Would I do that??? Surely not. Ahem.

Thanks for the review!

layne67Reviewed Chapter: 2 on 1/6/2011
Oh poor, poor Aragorn. And it's so very endearing to see Gandalf fussing and worrying over him, that wizard really loves his ranger, doesn't he? ::happy sigh::

Author Reply: Thank you, Layne! Yes, I do believe there's great love between Gandalf and Aragorn--sort of a father/son relationship, in some ways, and a friendship-between equals relationship in others. It's great fun to explore, although I think Gandalf probably isn't to happy with how I've treated his poor Ranger!

Thanks for the review!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 2 on 1/5/2011
It appears he has done all he can for the moment, at least. Now--to let rest and Aragorn's own native strength take care of the rest....

Author Reply: Thank you, Larner! That's the fun part of writing Aragorn when he's injured--knowing he does have this incredible innate Numenorean strength to help him through what might be fatal to normal men. But how to get him off that mountain! Thanks for reading, and for the review!

SurgicalSteelReviewed Chapter: 2 on 1/5/2011
The medical bits are much better done than they are in some of your other fic - color me pleasantly surprised and impressed!

Author Reply: Thank you, SurgicalSteel... I'm glad this one at least seems to have passed muster. ;)

FantasiaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 1/5/2011

Happy to see a new story from you. As always, poor Aragorn, and poor Gandalf! waiting for more. I really like your stories. Thank you

Author Reply: Thank you, Fantasia--so glad you're enjoying this new story! Thanks for letting me know. :)

lovethosehobbitsReviewed Chapter: 2 on 1/4/2011
Oh, Lily must be in hog heaven. This is wonderful and I can't wait for more...

Author Reply: Thank you, lovethosehobbits! I do think Lily is enjoying this, yes. *g* I'm glad you are, as well--thanks for the review!

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 2 on 1/4/2011
Poor Aragorn, he is in a sad way!You are making me want to go and write some h/c now! I just love your Gandalf and your chapter title!I eagerly await more.

Author Reply: Thank you, Linda! Glad you're enjoying this... and yes, by all means, go write some h/c! There can't be too much of it, after all. :) And I'm tickled that everyone seems to like that chapter title--I think I've gotten more comments on it than I ever have for a chapter title before.

Thanks for the review!

curiouswombatReviewed Chapter: 2 on 1/4/2011
A very realistic bit of surgery there, I think.

Author Reply: Ah, thank you! I was hoping I was getting it somewhat reasonable, given that this is Middle-earth and not exactly modern times, nor a skilled healer. :)

Silivren TinuReviewed Chapter: 2 on 1/4/2011
I really love the title of this chapter! It's so perfectly Gandalf. *g* Poor Gandalf, btw. It's really no use to have a skilled healer with you if it's *you* who has to patch up said skilled healer!

//"You do have a great heart, Aragorn," he said, "even if it is temporarily frozen."//
LOL! I very much enjoyed Gandalf's ongoing monologue - as angsty as this chapter may be, Gandalf's comments kept making me chuckle. I guess I many hvave mentioned once or twice or several times that I like your sense of humour. ;-)

I'm just glad Aragorn was mostly unconscious throughout the procedure of removing that branch (I bet Gandalf agrees with me). It seems the two of them are in for some very rough and difficult days, though. Don't tell him I said that, but I think Gandalf would make a great healer (at least if you don't leave him a choice). *g*

Author Reply: Thank you! I'm glad you liked the humor in this... Gandalf is always so funny in canon (at least, I find him that way) that I tried to instill a bit of that here, even in dire circumstances. And yes, I think it's a very good thing that Aragorn was too exhausted by his ordeal to be very aware of what was happening. And I won't tell Gandalf what you said... I have a feeling if he thought he'd have to do more such healing work, he'd run back to the Blessed Realm so fast he wouldn't need a ship. ;)

Thanks for the review!

VilwarinReviewed Chapter: 2 on 1/4/2011
Ouch. Poor Aragorn. Accidents in the wild can happen so easily and yet cause so much damage - no Orcs needed. If I'd been Gandalf I probably would have panicked. Good thing he is a wizard and can keep a cool head. He might request more than some first aid lessons once he gets back, though.

I liked the undressing scene. Trousers and hose isn't a combination you see very often - but it certainly would have been warm. I only wonder how Aragorn was able to move his toes - it must have been pretty tight down there. Maybe they were different sizes or knittted ones? ;)

Author Reply: Thank you, Vilwarin! LOL... I wonder now how Aragorn wiggled his toes, too. *g* We'll just imagine they were somewhat stretchy knits. Or oversized. Or something! I figured, clambering through such high mountains, trousers over hose wasn't too far-fetched combination... he'd have to keep himself very warm (and I reeeeally didn't want to add frostbite to his woes). And yes, I do think Gandalf will likely march into Imladris come spring and demand more medical training from Elrond!

Thanks for the review!

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