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The Archives Incident  by Dreamflower 35 Review(s)
PSWReviewed Chapter: Epilogue on 3/3/2016
Very good! It's easy to forget how very difficult it must have been for the Hobbits in a city of Men -- even everyday adventures can turn stressful when everything was made for people who were so much larger.

And that poem... Ha! Fantastic follow-up. :-) Thanks for writing!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/7/2013
I re-read this wonderful tale once in awhile, and enjoy it so much every time! This is truly a timeless gem, full of such love and gentle healing.

Author Reply: Thank you once more!

You know, you get the credit for that second chapter, because you asked for it! *grin*


shireboundReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/9/2011
It was nearly dawn by the time that Frodo and Pippin were tucked up together in the big bed the hobbits shared on the ground floor of the guesthouse. They had been washed and dressed in clean nightshirts, and fussed over

I love this story so much! This was my pleasurable re-read this evening to send me to sleep with happy hobbity thoughts.

Author Reply: *grin* You are such a dear! I'm so glad that you still enjoy this one!

Agape4GondorReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/4/2008
especially with the incentive of stopping at an ale-house on the way back. *giggles*

I like the reminder that the Hobbits are good shots - whether with stones or with wood!

Very nice chapter indeed. I'm glad Aragorn decided to carry them and I'm glad Frodo still has the parchment!

And I hated the rats............ *shivers*

Author Reply: Well, it *would* be a good incentive for Pippin, wouldn't it? *grin*

I love any chance I can get to show off their ability on that score. I think it's fascinating!

Aragorn is not going to allow his patients to wear themselves out--and Frodo has plans for that parchment, as you will see in the Epilogue!

I hate rats, too, and so does Pippin!

GamgeeFestReviewed Chapter: Epilogue on 2/4/2008
*snickers* Poor Aragorn! At least the hobbits only had Menelcar recite the song at their house, and not, dare say, in front of the court!

Author Reply: Frodo's too intelligent to embarrass the new King in front of *everyone*! Besides, it's much more fun among just friends, so they can tease him!

BodkinReviewed Chapter: Epilogue on 2/4/2008
Poor Aragorn. Having such delightful poems written about him might well have caused him to flee Gondor much earlier. Imrahil did a good job in hiding it. And in noting and accepting hobbit rules of conduct.

Author Reply: Indeed. I think he might have found an infatuated princess a far greater threat than corsairs or even than the son of the Steward, LOL!

I enjoyed writing Imrahil--I hadn't done so before.

DaynawaynaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/3/2008
AWWW! What a neat story! Frodo is a clever cousin, to be sure! :) And I can just see Aragorn's face when his bard sings that *Lovely* Poem! LOL :D

Author Reply: So glad you enjoyed it! I love to show Frodo being clever, competent and caring!

Yes, I imagine they would have to invent a whole new shade of red for his embarrassed face!

Elena TirielReviewed Chapter: Epilogue on 1/26/2008
You wrote that, that, that, that thing??? *Barbara looks at Dreamflower in utter awe*

That must have been HARD! Bwahahahahaha!

Seriously, I enjoyed this story, and the tale behind the, er, um, "poem" was just perfect... Imrahil was a hero already, at age 9! LOLOL! Though I bet Ivriniel did not appreciate his valor at the time.

Well done! ;-)

- Barbara

Author Reply: *giggle* Guilty as charged! It was indeed, I, who put those words in Ivriniel's mind! LOL!

And it *was* hard. I actually had to go in and change some of the lines so they *wouldn't* scan right. Coming up with cliches was easier, but making them sound as though the person who wrote them actually *meant* them was difficult--I had to make sure I didn't sound sarcastic. *shakes head*

Yes, Imrahil was a hero--he saved the world from that horrible verse, and kept poor Thorongil from being embarrased. I'm glad you liked it! Thanks!

-the other Barbara! LOL!

Hai TookReviewed Chapter: Epilogue on 1/25/2008
Oh dear, that is why you have to open every door and and yell "the library is closed!" before actually locking the doors ;) Poor Frodo and Pippin but they seemed to be a good balance for each other even in such a horrible circumstance, although I think sometimes having someone else there keeps you from falling apart. They looked after each other quite well.

I did like the Epilogue though, added a nice bit of humor to the end of it. Merry and Sam would insist on knowing when who is going where after that :) What lovely hobbits anyway! Thank you for the story!

Author Reply: I think the poor Archivist has learnd that lesson well, now! But I have a feeling that perhaps the Archive had not seen many visitors for several years--he wasn't used to actually having anyone else there!

Frodo and Pippin certainly did better together than either of them would have alone.

I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Hai! Thanks for coming by to comment!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: Epilogue on 1/25/2008
He turned and looked into the hobbit's face--only merriment and laughter was there, and not a trace of sorrow for the moment. Even if this joy only lasted briefly, it was worth it.

Indeed! And Sam basically telling his master to straighten up and fly right after teasing Merry for his concern...that's a surprise, but a rebuke deserved and taken well.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Yes, Aragorn would put up with any amount of teasing if it would bring a smile to Frodo!

I think, by the time the Quest was ended, Sam was able to let his Master know when he was out of line--Frodo's not perfect by any means, and Sam knew just how frightened he and Merry had been to not find them the day before.

And Frodo did take it well. I think, though, he sometimes got a bit tired of being worried about and fussed over!

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