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Shire Yule  by Dreamflower 13 Review(s)
KathyGReviewed Chapter: 17 on 1/3/2018
You should post this one as a separate story! It would be perfect for that.

Kaylee ArafinwielReviewed Chapter: 17 on 10/26/2011
It's sad that Merry got hurt, although Pippin's hovering was both funny and expected. I love Frodo-lad, and my heart aches for him having to think of Uncle Strider as "The King" all the time now.

Aragorn has an idea, does he...? Hmmm...


Author Reply: It was sad for Merry to get hurt, although necessary as you now know!

It was fun to get to know Frodo-lad at this age; he'll adjust to his new role soon enough.

GamgeeFestReviewed Chapter: 17 on 1/5/2008
I like the idea that Merry and Pippin saw to building a hunting lodge for the King, where he can be just Strider – with a few more comforts! They’re rather cheeky though to assume that there will always be a hobbit there to do the cooking – rather inviting themselves over aren’t they? ;) But of course Strider doesn’t mind one bit.

I greatly enjoyed all the little tidbits as well, from Merry and Pippin sparring when they’re old enough to know better, Frodo-lad’s image of Estella boxing the King’s ears, his little flashes of fatherly advice and his habit of calling the King Uncle Strider. I can see Frodo’s in for an interesting Yule.

Author Reply: I am just now finding a whole bunch of reviews I never replied to!

You are quite right about the cheekiness of Merry and Pippin!

Young Frodo really is going to have a memorable time!

KittyReviewed Chapter: 17 on 12/23/2007
It’s so fitting that the children of the Travellers call Aragorn ‚Uncle Strider’. It has to be hard for Frodo-lad to change that now, if he’s only half as bad as his own father was with ‚Master’ Frodo ;-)

Hm ... why I have the feeling Bergil could be right that it is a bad idea to leave Aragorn alone ... btw, I am glad he is the one who accompanied him. It’s always nice to see him again. And I am sure he was only too happy to see his hobbit friends again.

Ah, so the hobbits built the kitchen of this hunting lodge only for hobbit cooks? Great excuse to stay with their Strider :-)

Aragorn has an idea? Somehow I wonder if it is a *sensible* idea ... could it be that reading too much fanfiction makes one suspicious?

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 17 on 12/21/2007
He hides if Hobbits are seen? That has me curious, I must admit.

Now, how will the two seek to succor the soul, and who will he turn out to be? Will be following this one.

Author Reply: Those questions will be answered, believe me! It took me a while to work out, before it came to me who and what he was.

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 17 on 12/20/2007
This is just so delightfully heartwarming and I can well imagine Aragorn as "Good King Wenceslas."

Author Reply: So can I! It really does seem the sort of thing he would do.

PIppinfan1988Reviewed Chapter: 17 on 12/20/2007
This is so warm, awesome, and inviting! I am really enjoying this wonderful, wintry tale and am eagerly awaiting Part 2! Love the title, btw. ;-)

Author Reply: I'm so glad you are enjoying it!

Well, since the song was stuck in my head, the title was pretty much inevitable, LOL!

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 17 on 12/20/2007
Oh this is great Dreamflower. Can't wait for the rest. I could see it starting a trend - ME versions of other folk tales. After all, Elessar came before Good King Wenceslaus! So who got the idea from whom?

Author Reply: Well, your humble scribe got the idea from Wenceslaus, but it's quite possible Wenceslas was following the example of another king from long, long ago! Who would know? *grin*

eilujReviewed Chapter: 17 on 12/20/2007
Ah, there's nothing like a hobbit contemplating a well-stocked larder!

A league from here. The forest eaves. And Lost Lamb Spring! *snicker*

What a shock for poor Bergil if he returns to find his king missing....

Author Reply: Nothing like it at all. I love hobbits thinking about food--that's what hobbits do, after all! *grin*

Yes, couldn't get the mountain in, though. And it took me a while to think of a name for a "fountain"...

"Poor Bergil" is not going to be happy, no sirree! Nor are Pippin and Merry! Not to mention Arwen, when *she* finds out--and you *know* she will. I think the King is feeling his oats a bit, LOL!

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 17 on 12/20/2007
Yikes! Three reviews on one chapter. I'm very scatterbrained today. Too little sleep for too many nights, and sick little ones on top of it (about to sign off and head to doctor's office).

But suddenly I was reminded of a certain Man who removed himself to the area of the Lake (I know, this is not the Lake, and it's your story, so different hermit, of course) and was restored to the society of Men after saving the life of the son of the King... and who eventually became a hobbit friend, rather than villain.

But it was nice to imagine that I'd just caught a glimpse of an old friend... even just for a second.

Author Reply: Ah yes! I had forgotten about that period of a certain wanderer's life! And it may be that there is just a little bit they will have in common, but not a lot!

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