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Leaving home; Coming Home  by Mirkwoodmaiden 4 Review(s)
SimplegirlfromLPReviewed Chapter: 11 on 6/11/2020
I cried, what parent doesn’t want to hear such sincere professions of love for their child. Beautiful. I love that you didn’t write Imrahil going cucu over seeing his daughter share a kiss with Éomer. I’m sure that him being the King of Rohan has something to do with it. Imrahil played it cool and waited for the best time to spring it on the unsuspecting King. It was great.
I would have liked to read when Éomer settles things with Lothíriel, that would have been another great scene.
I also liked that Imrahil asked for time and Éomer didn’t acquiesce exactly, just thanked him. So smooth Éomer King.


Author Reply: Simplegirl!

Thank you so much!! The father in Imrahil wanted to storm up and probably punch Éomer, but the mature statesman portion in him told him that would be a bad idea. And Aragorn there to witness it as well helped to temper Imrahil's response.

Later when Éomer speaks with him and he sees what is in Éomer's heart he knows he has to bow to the inevitable. Imrahil is wise.

thanks for writing!

MM

SimplegirlfromLPReviewed Chapter: 11 on 5/1/2020
I'm in, I love their chemistry. I can't wait for the next chapter.

Author Reply: Simplegirl!

So glad to hear you say that. It is the love story that I have created for my fan fiction and I am so happy that they work together as characters! Yeah! Thank you for taking the time to write!

Stay safe

MM


LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 11 on 4/29/2020
I loved seeing the two sides of Imrahil. I'm glad he's noble and wise enough not to give in to the impulse to be selfish in the name of parental love. I also like his discernment and assessment of Eomer; he's fair even though he dislikes what the Man represents: losing his beloved daughter.

(And now I'd love to see a talk between elderly Imrahil and middle-aged Eomer over Eomer's daughter finding her lifemate...)

(I find myself wondering if Boromir would have been able to find a wife that Denethor would accept, had things turned out differently? And I could really see Eowyn holding her tongue amazingly long before tearing into Denethor for his treatment of Faramir. On the other hand, Denethor seemed to realize he loved Faramir at the end. If he could have been saved from his madness, I wonder how their relationship would have looked going forward?)

Don't mind me. Demanding deadlines in my work can lead me to be extra-whimsical.

Author Reply: Lindelea!

Yeah I know. The nerve of work interrupting our reading and review schedule! Those "work people" They have no consideration! :-)

I thought why would Imrahil just be standing waiting and then I remember reading that Aragorn made many the peace treaty with many former enemy after Sauron had been defeated and Imrahil would especially be interested and involved in an treaty with Umbar! So he is standing watching Eomer kissed his beloved daughter.

I love the idea of an older Imrahil and middle aged Eomer discussing.

EOMER: Can you believe it. He wants to marry Thiry! And they've known each other, what two weeks."

IMRAHIL: (side glances EOMER) Yeah. Two weeks. You bald-faced told me you loved my daughter after one DAY!"

EOMER: Errr. That was different.

IMRAHIL: Um-Hmm, Sure. I wanted to throttle you where you stood, only thing that stop me was I saw in your eyes that you did love her. But that doesn't mean my fingers didn't itch.

EOMER: Point taken.

A longer version of this may happen in my 20 th anniversary story....the possibilities! I see your evil plot bunnies invading my head! LOL

The Denethor dimension is an interesting one. but if he had lived would he have ceded control of Gondor to Aragorn....?

And Eowyn tearing a strip off him for his treatment of Faramir would have most definitely happened. Not sure how much of Denethor would have been left! LOL

stay safe Mellon nin!

((virtual hugs))

MM

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 11 on 4/27/2020
Lothíriel’s smile was brighter and more joyful than anything in Éomer’s life before this

What a lovely line, and lovely courtship. We don't learn much about Imrahil in the books, so thank you for bringing him -- as a father -- to life in your story.

Author Reply: Shirebound!

So happy that you are enjoying the story and the courtship between Eomer and Lothiriel. I've tried hard to have them speak in their own unique voices. Hopefully that comes across.

Imrahil from the books though not much is written, I sense is an honorable man and having three sons and the youngest a daughter I surmise he would be protective of her, but also realise that there was no stemming this tide!

Thanks again for writing.

Stay safe!

((virtual hugs))

MM.

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