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Destiny's Child  by Mirkwoodmaiden 47 Review(s)
NurayyReviewed Chapter: 17 on 7/8/2022
Dear Mirkwoodmaiden
I imagine how difficult this was to write. But you did it wonderfully. With all the heartbreak and tragedy. Wow, it cuts deep. From when Éomer sees his Cousin injured on the horse from far, to how they lock eyes in silent knowledge and accepance, to when Éomer pleads him to stay just a little longer, to not yet leave him. The pain is overwhelming. But different than them both Éowyn cannot accept it.Her despair breaks my heart. How hard it is to just know you can't do nothing more than to be by his side and ease his passing. I hate Grima so much in that moment as he comes to urge them away from their dying Cousin.
And poor Théoden is not in any state to realize what is happening, that his son is about to go from him forever without having a chance for farewell.
Thank you for a very well-written chapter!
Be well!

Author Reply: Nurayy!

Thank you! This section of the story has been particularly hard to write. I wrote it in small spurts it made the emotional depth and pain easier to deal with. I tried to make the emotions as true to each character as I could. People handle grief differently. I hope I succeeded.


Must dash.
Falling asleep((hugS))

MM

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 17 on 6/30/2022
Théodred locked eyes with his younger cousin; the truth shared silently and accepted.

What a moment, for both of them. You're filling in this story so beautifully.

Author Reply: Shirebound!

Thank you so much! I do love writing gap filler stories! And this one needed to be told! I'm glad it is coming across well because these have not been easy chapters to write!!

Hope you are well!

((hugs))


MM


LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 17 on 6/30/2022
Ooo, lovely to see a new chapter, but too tired to read right now (just finished working and my eyes are done for the day, but I couldn't resist peeking at SoA with longing because I so want to finish some chapters and post the darned things, and I find motivation in seeing new chapters posted to the site though my workload is such that I don't have time or energy even to read this week. I can hope, anyhow).

I just wanted to send a good word, let you know I've been thinking of you and hoping all is well. I am looking forward to reading this when I have knocked out the current project. Very motivating to contemplate!

Hugs,
Lin

Author Reply: Lin!

So lovely to hear from you! At least the money is coming in even if you don't have time to read. Hope everything is good with you! We are fine here! Although we are looking to by a house right now! Very stressful. Read when you can! Lovely to hear from you!

(((hugs)))

MM

GalathilReviewed Chapter: 16 on 5/20/2022
Hi Mirkwoodmaiden! Nice you have you back! Missed your stories and can't wait for you to finish this one.

All the other stories you will write. Galathil

Author Reply: Galathil!!

Thank you so much for the note! Really happy that you are liking the story. It has been a labor of love.

Smiles!

MM

GalathilReviewed Chapter: 16 on 5/20/2022
Hi Mirkwoodmaiden! Nice you have you back! Missed your stories and can't wait for you to finish this one.

All the other stories you will write. Galathil

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 16 on 5/12/2022
What a dreadful time for all of them. I appreciate how you're showing the bond and trust between brother and sister, and it's a blessing that Éowyn has Holdith with whom to share her deepest fears.

Author Reply: Shirebound!

So happy as always to see your words! Yeah...this is a tough time for all involved and it is going to worse before it gets better for Eomer and Eowyn. *sigh* I am glad the strong bond shows between them. I too am glad that Eowyn has Holdith. We all need someone we can open up to. Thanks for taking the time to write. It means so much to me!

Be well! Stay safe!

((hugs))

MM.

NurayyReviewed Chapter: 16 on 5/10/2022
Yes the light that we know will come is making it all more bearable for us to read or to write.
Nevertheless I love reading and writing the tragedy. It stirs so many feelings and in a way it is making the light when it comes even brighter. These extremes are enhancing each other and make it so intense.
I love that.

Author Reply: Nurayy!

Hello! I know exactly what you mean. Before the pandemic hit I wrote many angst-ridden stories. During the height of the pandemic I wrote only stories where my characters were happy. Now is kind of a halfway between the two. LOL. Writing is as always a fascinating process.

Stay safe, be well!

((hugs))

MM

demeter dReviewed Chapter: 15 on 10/7/2021
Things are begining to accelerate! Your chapter title says it very well. The quiet moments of concern and fear are interspered with confrontations. I like your back and forth between within your character's heads, and seeing as they see. The quick reference to the bracing February wind brings hope to us, the readers, who know that February and March of the year 3019 of the Third Age of Arda will be busy ones, and bring a complete turn of fate! Where you left us in your "Reunion in Mirkwood" story, it was October 3018. Things were beginning on the western end of their continent which, though they do not know it yet, will impact the folks in this story, very soon! I will gladly still travel with you.

One more fun thing to share. When Katzilla recently posted a prequel to her older story set in this time period, "The Banishment of Eomer" I realized that I had never read that original story. It has 60 chapters, and I did not read longer stories back then. Author leads us on a merry chase between book and "Two Towers" movie-verse, with alternate original story premise woven through. All three stories together, I have decided it is high time I read the book again. Especially the part with Helm's Deep!

Author Reply: Demeter d!

Hello! So happy that you are with me on these two journeys! They have been fun to write. Gap filling stories always interesting to me. I do like to give perspective of the different characters POV. Sticking to only one character's POV is so limiting.

Indeed these are the dark times of the soul for the Rohirrim especially Eowyn, but as you say these days will lead to happier times. These chapters will lead into those more hopeful, happier times.

My next "Reunion" chapter will make an appearance soon!

I have started reading Katzilla's stuff it is indeed wonderful! I need to find more time to read!

Thank you for staying with me! :-)

Hope you and yours are well and safe!

((hugs))

MM

NurayyReviewed Chapter: 15 on 10/6/2021
Oh dear, it begins for real, the tragedy the hardship takes it's course.
My heart broke when Théodred rode away, knowing he will not return alive.
I feel so much for Éowyn.
And Grima is getting worse and worse. I cannot stand the way he looks at her with this naked longing.
I brave myself now for what is to come.


Author Reply: Nurayy!!

Hello! Yeah this and the next couple of chapters are going to hard-going. Such despair and unhappiness. Grima is feeling empowered as his plans start working. Ick!

I keep telling myself in the end Eowyn is happily together with Faramir! This story will join with "Bound by duty; Bound by joy." and end there in the Houses of Healing.

Hope you are well and safe.

((hugs))

MM


shireboundReviewed Chapter: 15 on 10/5/2021
“Grima is right. Saruman will protect us."

What an insidious lie to persuade the king to believe. How the hearts of Theoden's family must be breaking to see him fall so far under Grima's spell and lose his own perception of the dangers facing Rohan. There are evil days ahead...

Author Reply: Shirebound!

Hello! I hope this response finds you and yours safe and well. As you say these are indeed dark times for Eowyn and her family. Their sadness and despair has been hard to write and I hope I am doing them justice! Thanks for always reviewing this story. It is very much appreciated!

Stay safe Mellon nin!

((hugs))

MM

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