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To Tell a Tale  by Lindelea 80 Review(s)
harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 3 on 10/11/2005
A possessive Merry is new to me but very plausable. Especially liked the closet scene, oh and ofcourse the need for Frodo to tell it again when Pippin wakes up.

Author Reply: On the weekend we were invited to dinner and I overheard the mom lecturing her six-year-old son while we were putting the meal together. "No, they are not trying to steal your toys! They just want to play with them!"

It struck me very funny, for some reason.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 2 on 10/5/2005
Ah, a worthy goal indeed, although it was already achieved.

Lovely imagery.

Author Reply: From Shirebound:

Thank you so much.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/5/2005
The wound is obviously not quite healed. Poor Pippin--tired and having difficulty breathing.

lindahoylandReviewed Chapter: 2 on 10/4/2005
This was just lovely, I'm pleased I came across it.I greatly enjoy stories where Aragorn tends the Hobbits, poor brave Pippin.I liked Aragorn's advice to him.

Author Reply: From Shirebound:

There's something endearing about the King of Men tending his small yet valiant friends, isn't there? I'm so happy you enjoyed this.

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 2 on 10/4/2005
Ooh you've left me in a melting puddle of happy shivers with that last line Shirebound.

Author Reply: From Shirebound:

Thanks, Harrowcat! And... I hope this bit o' fluff was a nice birthday present for you. :D

pebbles66Reviewed Chapter: 2 on 10/4/2005
Oh, how sweet! Pippin just wanted to make his king proud, and of course, Aragorn is extremely proud of him already. Lovely.

Author Reply: From Shirebound:

I'm so happy you enjoyed this! It was fun to write.

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 10/4/2005
A wonderful story so far!

Well, the plot to distract Frodo from his own brooding worked perfectly! It was a plot, wasn't it?

And I've never thought of Aragorn feeling like a child among all those elves, who never get ill - that's really unfair ;-)

Now I'm waiting for Frodo's attempt to make Pippin stay in bed. At the moment, he's too weak to get up, but knowing hobbits and especially Pippin, that might not last for long.

Author Reply: From Shirebound:

Thanks, Andrea! It's wonderful to have been a part of Lindelea's story challenge. I really enjoy writing scenes between Pippin and his "teachers" -- such as Aragorn.

BodkinReviewed Chapter: 2 on 10/4/2005
I'm glad to see that worrying about Pippin has been good for Frodo. He is the sort of hobbit who doesn't like being the centre of attention - but does like to look after his cousins.

And Aragorn would recognise the problems of being seen as a kid when you are an adult after having spent his youth in the care of elves. I love the suggestion that once you find your heart, it stops mattering - and that the 2700ish Arwen sees him as he is. Very touching.

Lovely story.

Author Reply: From Shirebound:

Thank you so much. I enjoyed bringing in Aragorn to have a conversation with Pippin. Our young Took has been able to learn so much from everyone he's met on the Quest, and I can imagine he would feel a mixture of awe for his King and familiarity with 'Strider'.

BodkinReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/4/2005
I had forgotten about this! Poor Pippin. I expect he would, if pushed, prefer anything to going without food.

And what a day to get ill! He's missed all the fun of the coronation. The food. The ale. The conviviality.

I'm glad Beregond went out to look for him.

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/4/2005
What a great start to a promising story but you can't leave us hanging in mid-air with such a poorly Pippin on our hands - I'm already screaming for Aragorn! Are you vieing to see who could leave the best cliffie? evil authors, evil! Now I can't decide whether to go over to LJ and look for this or endure the suspense!

Author Reply: Well, you get your wish. Aragorn is about to appear, courtesy of Shirebound.

Thanks for commenting!

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