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Ancestress  by Dreamflower 8 Review(s)
Kaylee ArafinwielReviewed Chapter: 5 on 10/25/2011
'I may have family there, Ólorin. We had children. I bore my Tűk six sturdy sons and six bonnie daughters. I know in my heart that some of their descendants must still live. If you can learn what has become of them, I will forever be grateful.'

Olorin might've been shocked, but I wasn't, Dreamflower! *grin* This is where I got inspired to make you that tree, which I shall be adding to as you add chapters to this story with pertinent information! =)

Kaylee

Author Reply: I was very pleased with that, dear! If I can manage to transfer it with the formatting intact, I may put it as one of my Author's Notes at the end of the story, with credit to you!

SoledadReviewed Chapter: 5 on 7/18/2010
Even Melian had but one child.

Yeah, but she only married a pesky Elvenking, not a sturdy and most virile Hobbit, hehehe!

It seems I've somehow lost track of this story. How terribly amiss of me. When I restarted reading it, I knew it was familiar somehow... then I discovered my own reviews and realized why. Gah, getting old and senile is so annoying.

Author Reply: *giggle* I seriously doubt you are old and senile!!

Yes, well, hobbits can definitely be virile! Look at Gerontius and Sam, for example!

Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: 5 on 8/9/2009
The number of children almost makes me wonder what might have happened if one such as herself had run into Sam Gamgee. hehehe

Author Reply: *chuckle*

Well, Gerontius had twelve! WIth hobbits it seems as if it was feast or famine when it came to having kids!

KittyReviewed Chapter: 5 on 8/4/2009
Oh yes, Mirimë would want to get news of her descendants from Olórin! I am sure in the end she was delighted to learn what a huge part the Hobbits have played in the downfall of Sauron.

Author Reply: I'm sure she would ask him all kinds of questions! And I know she must have been delighted to see that hobbits had played their role in the fate of Arda to perfection.

CeleritasReviewed Chapter: 5 on 7/31/2009
Ah, the famed hobbit fertility!

And I find very interesting the additional tidbit that she's now one of Nienna's. Somehow I'm not surprised, poor dear.

Author Reply: This was one of my ideas from the start: after all, Gerontius had 12, and Sam had 13!

She returned in grief, a widow. It seemed only natural that Nienna would take her in.

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 5 on 7/30/2009
So, although Gandalf forgot a lot of what Mirimë had told him, he came back to her with the best answers possible: two of the descendants of her children!

If that isn't luck!

Taking into account that the Shire is a rather small country and that the hobbits normally only marry among themselves, there might be a large number of those descendants still around.

Author Reply: Indeed he did! And not an answer she would ever have expected! (But you and I both know that "luck" is something quite different in M-e!)

Yes, there *are* quite a few of her descendants around...

GamgeeFestReviewed Chapter: 5 on 7/29/2009
Interesting. Did leaving ME and losing her love cause her to be so glum? Her Tuk wouldn't have wanted that for her. Hopefully, with Bilbo and Frodo there, she can get back some of her merriment.

Author Reply: Well, I think when she first returned, she was still grieving for Tuk's loss. The Lady Nienna would have been of great service to her. And you must consider that she's immortal. An age won't have been all that long to her.

But I do think that the chance to meet her "grandchildren" *will* help her to be happy and merry once more.

VirtuellaReviewed Chapter: 5 on 7/29/2009
Aha! A very convincing explanation for Gandalf's particular interest in hobbits!

Author Reply: Yes, because although he forgot in one sense of the word, he "remembered" in a deeper sense of the word.

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