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Many Happy Returns  by Grey Wonderer 12 Review(s)
DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 14 on 8/15/2007
Your new story somehow put me in the mood to re-read *this* story, which is my favorite among your longer stories. You know what? I liked it even more this time around! I don't know of any other fanfic writer who can manage that perfect combination of humor and sentiment the way you can--it's always just right: no matter how slapstick the comedy, you have that touch of love underneath that always grounds the story.

Author Reply: Awww, thank you! That is so sweet of you to say. I'm glad you found this one worth reading over and another review too! You've gone and made me blush but I liked it!

EstellaBReviewed Chapter: 14 on 4/28/2006
This story is very cute :)

Author Reply: Thank you. It was once a bunch of story stories and then I framed them and turned them into this. Glad you liked it.

Pathvain AelienReviewed Chapter: 14 on 7/14/2004
I just now noticed that you had posted a new story up on Arda, so I had to come read it right away. I loved it, especially the clever way that you were able to tell so many different stories. I think it might be my new favorite. :P

Author Reply: Why thank you so much! I am very glad that you enjoyed this one and thank you for the lovely review.

TialysReviewed Chapter: 14 on 7/12/2004
Great chapters. I loved Pippin and Estella's dance and would have loved to actually see it. Pippin was so cute with Diamond and they finally got their dance! Yay! Your description of her was beautiful. Wonderful job!

...Tialys

Author Reply: Thank you. I always picture Diamond with dark hair for some reason. I love to see folks who know what they're doing dance because I was never any good at it so I would love to see this dance the way it looked in my head while I was writing this. Glad you enjoyed it.

Hai TookReviewed Chapter: 14 on 7/12/2004
All that trouble that Frodo goes to and then Pippin and Estella mess up his attempts! It was a right funny story! It sounds like maybe Estella is getting use to speaking to Pippin in the right manner at least she got him to ask Diamond for a dance! Poor Diamond hinting about it all the time while Pippin just stood there! The last bit with Saradoc looking in on Merry and Pippin was very sweet! Thank you for such a wonderful story!

Author Reply: Glad you enjoyed it. Seems poor Frodo's plans didn't quite work out the way he intended but at least things turned out all right in the end. Put in that last bit as an afterthought and it seems to have worked out. Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the lovely review.

PIppinfan1988Reviewed Chapter: 14 on 7/11/2004
He had worried that his Merry would never be able to return to a normal life. He had watched Pippin jump at the slightest sound and reach for a sword that he wasn’t wearing. He had watched Merry leave a lantern lit in his room at night and wondered if his only son would ever sleep peacefully in the dark again. They were, both of them, changed. That was true enough, but there still remained a great deal of the two lads that he had watched grow up. - GW

Oh, my gosh, isn't that so true? This is exactly how I see our beloved Merry and Pippin post-Quest, however, after writing a "certain" story, I'm going to revisit their childhood again for a bit. Your story had a lovely ending--or shall we say "beginning"--for Pippin and Diamond. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tale! :-)

Pippinfan

Author Reply: Thank you for reading this. I always enjoying hearing what you think of this things. That is probably as far as I will ever go with the Diamond and Pippin romance. Others have done such a lovely job on it that I don't think I'd try it unless a very different twist occured to me, so that bit is probably my beginning and my ending on it. They just dance off into the sunset and live happily ever after.....

ElenarReviewed Chapter: 14 on 7/5/2004
I loved that Estella was the one that pushed Pippin into asking Diamond to dance. A very nice story.

Author Reply: Thank you! I thought she just might have to stand in for Merry on this one as poor Frodo seemed to be striking out. LOL Thank you for reading this and for the reviews!

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 14 on 7/5/2004
Yayy! Pip *finally* got his dance with Diamond! This was lovely, the whole story was, in fact; I really loved your ending, with Saradoc coming in and finding the lads asleep, and realizing that however much they have changed in some ways, in the important ways, they are still just themselves. Beautiful! Thanks for wonderful story!

Author Reply: I'm pleased that you enjoyed it. I couldn't let Pip not get his dance on his birthday. As for the ending, I had thought to go another way with Estella and Merry the next day, but decided against it and went with this quieter ending. I shall save Estella and Merry for another story.....

Anso the HobbitReviewed Chapter: 14 on 7/5/2004
Ah! What a wonderful ending! I like your Estella. It was fun seeing the conspiracy they all made towards getting Pip and Diamond to dance, and how nice it ended. I love your Saradoc too, he loves his Merry so much and it`s wonderful to read about the care he has for his son. Wonderful story!

Author Reply: Thank you! For some reason I have always been fond of Saradoc. Glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

Pearl TookReviewed Chapter: 14 on 7/5/2004
Bravo!!!! Most excellent!! It was worth being dangled over the cliff. I adore the part at the end with Saradoc as well.

Author Reply: Thank you. Sorry about the cliff business. LOL That bit on the end with Saradoc was a last-minute decision. I am very glad to see that it worked.

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