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Keep Him Secret, Keep Him Safe  by shirebound 22 Review(s)
CairistionaReviewed Chapter: 5 on 7/7/2008
"The Man’s long hair was tangled, and he was slightly pale, but his sleep seemed deep and peaceful."



Ahem. *getting a grip* Okay, sorry about that ... this was another sweet chapter. So many good moments: Aragorn finally waking up (love his confusion, and that among his first concerns is Andúril's whereabouts--very much in character, that), Gandalf ministering to him, Elrohir's interaction with the hobbits--especially the way in which he was nearly overcome when he thought of what might have been had the hobbits not succeeded. That was powerful.

And um, the aforementioned bit about Strider's long, tangled hair ... I'm hopeless, what can I say! And thoroughly entertained by this tale. :)

Author Reply: Thank you!I rather

enjoy the image of sleeping Aragorn myself...

TithenaruReviewed Chapter: 5 on 7/7/2008
That was wonderful. I loved the interaction of Elrohir with all the hobbits. I suspect he's right though - in my experience healers rarely make good patients.
Thank you for this

Author Reply: Thank *you*. I think the Elves would be quiet charmed by hobbits, but also quite respectful of what they were able to accomplish.

CuthalionReviewed Chapter: 5 on 7/7/2008
Ah, beautiful. And now I want a massage by Elven hands, bacon and eggs and Aragorn to care for. *blushes*

Author Reply: I wouldn't mind having all those things, myself. :)

NeiliaReviewed Chapter: 5 on 7/7/2008
In the keeping of the Hobbits, indeed! Such a restful and rich chapter. Hugs, Neilia

Author Reply: Thank you very much, Neilia.

Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: 5 on 7/6/2008
(“I was so surprised to see you and Elladan here, in the South,” he said frankly. “Is anyone else here from Rivendell?”

“Not yet,” Elrohir said cryptically. )

hehehe I like this bit here. More elves on the way shortly.

This was wonderful and Gandalf was as close as ever and gave his usual confusing answers to everything! That Wizard should travel with a translator! You wrote him so well that I thought I was reading a lost portion of Tolkien's work.

Glad to see more of this.

Author Reply: Thank you for such a lovely compliment.

Yes, Elrohir told the truth, but only enough of it to answer Frodo's question. Poor Aragorn! He'll go on being a bit confused awhile longer. :)

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 5 on 7/6/2008
Oh, Sauron would have LOVED to have that heir of Isildur in his hands! This is perhaps the best imprisonment--except for the capture of his heart by Arwen--Aragorn has known. He is surrounded by the best in love and caring, and no one could fault those surrounding him for the hospitality they will shower on him.

Author Reply: I'm so happy you agree. Aragorn will just have to somehow endure all kinds of pampering, comfort, and TLC. :)

pebbles66Reviewed Chapter: 5 on 7/6/2008
Lovely chapter! I love the hobbits' interrogation of Elrohir at breakfast, and the thought of Aragorn being a captive of hobbits!

Author Reply: Thanks, Pebbles. This whole scenario is a lot of fun.

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 5 on 7/6/2008
"My heart rejoices that my young brother finds himself a captive only of hobbits."

And those hobbits are determined to give him all the rest he needs.
But it might happen that when he feels better Aragorn might try to escape them ;-)

Well, let's wait and see!

Author Reply: Yes, we'll have to see what type of patient Aragorn turns out to be! I suspect it's a rare occurrence for him.

6336Reviewed Chapter: 5 on 7/6/2008
Ah, he's awake at last, let's hope he is wise enough to follow 'Healer's orders' and rest and recuperate, I know Samom will take good care of him, he has had a lot of prctice with Frodo! Merry and Pip will help to keep him amused and Frodo will be there for him. The others will keep him up to date on what is going on around camp, so all should be well.

Author Reply: Aragorn is certainly a wise and patient man, qualities which hopefully will allow him to endure this unexpected confinement.

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 5 on 7/6/2008
“My heart rejoices that my young brother finds himself a captive only of hobbits."

Shirebound this is delightful! I love how cozy everything is--and I can think of a great many worse fates than being a captive of hobbits--in fact, I can't think of a better one!

I really liked Frodo's dream--bringing in Bilbo, and the way it morphed into the waking world, the way dreams often do.

And Elrohir is so thoughtful--you can really tell he's Elrond's son. He's kind as summer as well!

Author Reply: Yes, as fates go, this one is rather delightful!

We learn so little about Elrond's sons from the books, so it's a wonderful challenge to bring them to life, each in our own way.

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