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Keep Him Secret, Keep Him Safe  by shirebound 28 Review(s)
Gentle HobbitReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/6/2008
Oh my. Ride, Frodo, ride!

This is a bit of a switch: Frodo being the helper and Aragorn needing the help. I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes. Also, I really liked the feeling of Frodo's longing to stay in that beautiful place, even though the weather was turning and Aragorn seeming "off his feed". It felt very strong - the sounds of water and of birds, the rich, fresh colours of grass and trees and stone, and even the gathering clouds seemed to give it all texture and exquisite clarity.

Author Reply: Oh my, thank you. I'm never that confident about my ability to write descriptively, so I really appreciate that. Yes, a bit of role-reversal is fun to explore. :)

eilujReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/6/2008
Lovely idea! So much happened in Ithilien that we've never been told about....

Apparently it's not enough that you've afflicted poor Aragorn with both dizziness and a stomach upset -- unless I miss my guess, he's about to be rained on, doubtless adding a chill to his other problems! (And poor Frodo will have to ride back in the rain: are you sure you don't have sinister plans in mind for the hobbit as well?)

Author Reply: So much happened in Ithilien that we've never been told about

I agree! The reason I didn't label this as "AU" is that so much *could* have happened in those few weeks that the Professor didn't go into detail about.

Sinister? Me? I just like to wrap folks in warm blankies, that's all...

Lily BagginsReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/6/2008
jgkdsjgkdjskjjjjjjjjjjj----oh my gosh, oh my gosh... *hyperventilates*

This is perfect, this is lovely---this is awesome!!! It's absolutely full of Frodo and Aragorn friendship, and yet it's such a treat to see Frodo as the responsible caretaker here.

I do so enjoy the "pictures" you paint of the beauty surrounding Frodo and Aragorn. The peace and quiet and beauty really contrasts with the fear and panic Frodo feels toward the end of the chapter... very nice. And Frodo is so hobbity and adorable here as he chit-chats, and very observant, too! Always thinking of others, he is.

And EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the convulsive vomiting!!!!!!! Can I beg for more of that in the story? *grovels* That is, maybe Aragorn being unable to keep most of his food or drink down as others are caring for him? Guh, I would die for more vomiting, lol! I guess I am pretty darned strange. :) But it makes him so helpless and vulnerable ... omg so delicious.

I'm babbling. Yes, babbling.

I just can't wait for the next chapter---I say you deserve a week off from work to do nothing but write this story and think about hobbits!!!!

Author Reply: Lily, I'm so thrilled you like this. I never would have even thought of this setting or plotline without your lovely bunnies. I can't promise anything, since I'm taking things one chapter at a time, but hopefully I can continue to craft a story that you'll enjoy. Aragorn deserves TLC, and Frodo deserves to be in a position to make decisions about things. *nods*

Oooh, time off work to think and write about hobbits and rangers and shivering and tending and... *happy sigh*

BlueEyedElfReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/6/2008
Okay, I'm hooked!

Wow, that was intense. Whatever this is, Aragorn was hit awfully suddenly. That can't be good.

I hope for Aragorn's sake it doesn't rain before Frodo gets back with reinforcements. He doesn't need pneumonia on top of what he already has. (Thought that would be a great angst fest). LOL

Frodo is great here. It was really brave of him to be willing to ride the big, fast horse. It was also very brave of Roheryn to let him. I like how you made Roheryn a character, instead of just a prop.

I will be looking forward to the next chapter. Hopefully, I will not have to endure the suspense very long.

Author Reply: Thank you for your very nice comments. Yes, I like to imagine that Middle-earth consists of many diverse characters we can explore and embrace -- and that definitely includes horses. Our dear Frodo is a practical, as well as courageous, hobbit and friend. He saw the fastest way to get help, and had to attempt it.

PeriantariReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/6/2008
I love the beginning so far-- the description of the area and Frodo's comfort are two highlights for me. And *of course* when poor Aragorn started getting sick-- that was pretty intense and exciting. And brave Frodo going to seek help was awesome as well.
Can't wait for more! =)

Author Reply: I can't wait to *write* more! Thanks, Peri An. Frodo's comfort is always very important, as you know. :)

NeiliaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/6/2008
Oh! You did it again, Shirebound. My heart is in my throat and I am riding with Frodo trying to keep him from falling off...and I am with Aragorn trying to keep him awake and dry...oh...more soon? :o Love and hugs, Neilia

Author Reply: They both appreciate your help and companionship, Neilia! Thank you. I'll try to gallop towards another chapter as soon as possible. :)

ElflingimpReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/6/2008
I like the beginning of this story, can't wait for more. Deb

Author Reply: Thank you very much.

pebbles66Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/6/2008
Yay! A new story from Shirebound!

Author Reply: Thanks, Pebbles! :)

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/6/2008
Wow! That's a promising beginning!

I read many stories in which Frodo turned seriously ill and Aragorn was there to help him (by you, for example). But this time their roles are reversed!

I'm quite sure, Roheryn would never drop Frodo. So, there will be help in no time. But I fear there will be complications!

I'm looking forward to reading the "ccc"-part :)

Author Reply: Thanks, Andrea. Yes, a bit of role reversal, just for fun.

Ahhhh, the 'ccc'. My favorite part! :)

CuthalionReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/6/2008
Noro lim? No wonder that Frodo remembers the words. And poor Aragorn! I'm really glad that after a lot of hurt comfort will inevitably follow - like always in your tales - or I would really be worrying now. *smiles*


Author Reply: Well, you know me... I could never put anyone through a *lot* of hurt. Just enough to warrant lots of comfort, and maybe some interesting revelations (that I have yet to work out, LOL).

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