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Safe?  by Aelaer 3 Review(s)
meckinockReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/12/2006
Gosh, I'm such a dope. I nominated this story for the MEFAs and then failed to leave a review on SoA. I hope you don't mind if I kill two birds with one stone.

The question of safety is interesting here. Aragorn told Frodo not to take the mithril vest off until he reached a place of safety, and yet after all Frodo has been through, he is no longer sure he knows what "safe" is. Even in Lothlorien, which seems so lovely and tranquil, there could be evil lurking somewhere. And so, to be on the safe side, Frodo goes in search of Aragorn for counsel.

Unfortunately Aragorn, having fallen peacefully asleep in the one place in Middle-earth where he must feel safe, is in the throes of an unusual and nasty nightmare with hints of drowned Numenor. He rouses himself from it just in time to answer Frodo's question - where is safety? The answer, it seems, is nowhere, as long as Sauron still rules in Barad-dur. If evil can invade dreams, and presumably hearts, even in Lorien, then nowhere will be safe until he is cast down and the fate of Middle-earth that hangs on a chain from Frodo's neck (lovely image) is decided. A short but very powerful story.

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/7/2006
Hey! No fair! You have to share that favourite character around! He is mine too precious - mine, mine, mine! Well, all right. You can borrow him too as long as you keep writing great tales that involve him. *g*

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/6/2006
I see OUR favorite character made it into this one.

And his advice, unfortunately, was sound. Even here fear can intrude, and they need protection.

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