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Keep Him Secret, Keep Him Safe  by shirebound 23 Review(s)
harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 13 on 11/21/2008
Thank you Shirebound. Your story has managed to lighten my own heart just a little.

Author Reply: That makes me very happy, Harrowcat. :)

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 13 on 11/21/2008
Perfect ending, shirebound!

“The stream is full of fish,” Frodo reminded Sam. “Are we prepared?”

“We are, sir,” Sam grinned, patting his pack. Several lemons were safely stowed away.

I knew he would change his mind about the lemons! Thanks to Aragorn who seems to know a lot about the use of those fruits :)

Thank you very much for this wonderful story!

Author Reply: Yay, glad you enjoyed it. I really enjoyed tying up all the loose ends and making sure the conclusion felt 'hobbity' enough. :)

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 13 on 11/21/2008
You have me wondering now why the twins did not settle in Minas tirith or Itillien.

I've loved every chapter of this lovely story and looked forward to updates.It was full of good things,especially the love between Aragorn and his friends.

Thank you so much!

Author Reply: In my mind, the twins would definitely have settled in the South, once they helped escort Arwen to the City.

Thank you, Linda. I really loved writing this, and am so glad you enjoyed it.

Agape4GondorReviewed Chapter: 13 on 11/20/2008 still Frodo, I hope,” Frodo said with a smile.

Lovely ending!

Author Reply: Thank you very much. :)

inzilbethReviewed Chapter: 13 on 11/20/2008
Oh shirebound, this story has been an absolute delight from beginning to end. The images there of the happy hobbits and Strider transforming into the king were wonderful. I'm going to miss this tale very much.

Author Reply: Awwww, thank you. I thoroughly enjoyed writing this. :)

lbiloverReviewed Chapter: 13 on 11/20/2008
Aww, what a delightful end to this tale. The four hobbits on a walking party! I loved this line: "A gardener should always have new challenges and delights, and Sam deserves both. He deserves... everything.” And I loved Aragorn's response, too. :) I liked how you worked in the fair house in the city that the Fellowship shares, and I'm very glad Frodo found some ways to enjoy lemons!

Author Reply: Thank you very much. I tried to tie up all the loose ends in this chapter, and had a fun time doing it. And I like to think it might have been a hobbit's idea for "the Companions of the Ring" to be together in the City. Think of all the songs, tales, and food that will be shared in that 'fair house'! :)

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 13 on 11/20/2008
Such a very warm and touching ending for this sweet story! I love that you end it with them all going back to the meadow for some fishing!

And I'm very glad that Frodo found some wonderful ways to enjoy the lemons--and I expect one of the first they'll do on their return (after kicking out the ruffians and fixing Bag End) will be to set up a greenhouse, so Sam can grow not only lemons, but many of the other lovely plants he found growing in the South!

I also liked Frodo's concern for Aragorn. I can see him wanting to be sure that he's leaving his dear friend in good hands!

Wonderful, just wonderful!

Author Reply: Thank you so much! And that would be a great plot bunny for someone -- Sam growing exotic plants from the South in a greenhouse, and the Shire marveling at all the new fruits and herbs.

The original idea for this fic was Frodo caring for Aragorn, and I wanted to weave that through right to the end. :)

Szepilona10Reviewed Chapter: 13 on 11/20/2008
This was a fantastic story! I love lemons!
God Bless!


Author Reply: Thank you, I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I love lemons, too. :)

CeleritasReviewed Chapter: 13 on 11/20/2008
YAY!!! What a lovely ending!

“But sir,” Sam was protesting, “that takes all the sourness out!”

“Exactly,” Frodo said firmly.

I'm with Frodo here! lol!

Frodo is still Frodo? I hope so, too!

Thanks so much for all of this!


Author Reply: Thank you very much. And I'm with Sam -- the more lemons the better!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 13 on 11/20/2008
Ah, such a wonderful conclusion! And Frodo has managed to find a use for lemons after all! Good. It will ease Sam's mind so, and I agree that Frodo would wish anything for Sam at that point.

Thanks so for this story, Shirebound.

Author Reply: Thank you very much, I'm so pleased you like the conclusion. Somehow I think Frodo would already be thinking ahead to Sam's homecoming, and what would make him the happiest.

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