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|Dreamflower's Dribs and Drabs by Dreamflower||5 Review(s)|
|lbilover||Reviewed Chapter: 53 on 4/15/2013|
|Oh man, this hit my heart. Poor Legolas, to see his dear friends die one by one. I cannot even imagine what he suffered when Gimli died. I don't think I've ever read a better description of the difference between Elves and mortals than this: they were united in grief, and yet divided by it as well.|
Author Reply: It had to be horrible for him. And yet he never tried to shut his mortal friends out of his heart: he loved them all, even knowing that he would lose them, and in his eyes, lose them all too soon.
The loss of Gimli must have been crushing when it happened. I hope that Gandalf/Olorin was at his side at the time, and hopefully the Lady Galadriel as well.
Thank you for the lovely review!
|Larner||Reviewed Chapter: 53 on 4/15/2013|
|How true those final words. At least when the time to lose Gimli, too, comes Legolas will be where his healing will most likely come most easily. Truly poignant, Dreamflower!|
Author Reply: Yes. I can't imagine that he'd even have had the heart to sail if he'd stayed in Middle-earth until Gimli's end.
Poor Legolas! He was so brave, choosing to make friends with mortals!
|Antane||Reviewed Chapter: 53 on 4/13/2013|
|I love Gimli's words about belief. Poor Legolas - that would indeed be a burden. Perhaps it is a reason he went West, so that he would suffer anymore losses, except one and that perhaps the worst. |
Namariie, God bless, Antane :)
Author Reply: Well, the Sea-longing was mainly why he went West, but I wouldn't doubt that grief also played a part.
His parting with Gimli would certainly have been the worst--but at least he would have Gandalf/Mithrandir/Olorin to be with him.
|shirebound||Reviewed Chapter: 53 on 4/9/2013|
|This is such a poignant, beautifully written conversation. *sniff*|
Author Reply: Thank you, dear! *hands you a virtual hankie*
|Lindelea||Reviewed Chapter: 53 on 4/9/2013|
|Alas, poor Legolas!|
Gimli is so very wise. An excellent explanation, and comforting to contemplate. Thanks.
Author Reply: It is wise of Gimli, and hopefully he was at least of some comfort to his friend.
I always thought Legolas was extraordinarily brave to give his heart and his friendship to mortals, when he knew the kind of grief he would be giving himself.