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In The Fair Evening  by Citrine 3 Review(s)
demeter dReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/20/2006
Sweet, lovely piece. The lovely movie scenes at the Black Gate notwithstanding, in the book Merry stayed behind with Faramir, as neither one of them was up to any more fighting just yet. I would not say "Dad", exactly. i think he very much sounded like her brother. Even older, brother, really. Merry was after all barely of age, so past thirty three, and Eowyn and Eomer were not even thirty. The line about "you may soon become my brother-in-law" put it just right. So nice to read some of their talk about her.

ArmarielReviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/14/2005
Now isn't that sweet....Merry sounded like Eowyn's dad for a moment there demanding to know Faramir's intentions! LOL A really nice moment.


Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/14/2005
A lovely interlude! I don't see too much Faramir/Merry bonding; usually it's Faramir and Pippin, which I'm sure also occurred. But it's very reasonable that these two wounded and rather lonely fellows should eat together; Merry's far from home, Faramir's lost his brother and father. And of course, Faramir is seeking Merry's knowledge of a certain White Lady. I liked Merry's protectiveness towards Eowyn, and also his validation of Pippin's high regard for Faramir.

Minor quibble - would the Houses of Healing have prepared such meager meals for the recovering Steward of Gondor and the celebrated halfling? I would think that some extra rations could have been spared for all the convalescents...

Author Reply: You bring up a very good point there! I just assumed 'City at war/under siege=short rations'. It seemed to me that Merry and Faramir would no longer consider themselves convalescent (even though they are, really,) since they can get around on their own. If there was any butter, fruit, eggs, milk, meat, sweetening or whatnot left in Minas Tirith, I'm sure Merry and Faramir would consider it their duty to leave what remained for the poor folks who were still bedridden. Heck of a sacrifice there for a hobbit. Now the Warden of the Houses of Healing might have a few words to say about *that* decision, (and you can see he did manage to force that little pot of cheese on them,) but really, how long is he going to argue with the son of the Steward and a half-pint hero of the Mark?
Er, uh, well that's how the unwritten backstory went, anyway.

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