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Tales from Vairė's Loom  by Fiondil 9 Review(s)
TariReviewed Chapter: 31 on 5/17/2011
How sad for Thranduil. I oftened wonder how it is that he never felt the call of the sea too. I always assumed it would eventually draw all the elves to the Undying Lands. Surely he know Legolas couldn't resist forever. All he had to do was leave himself and he would be reunited with his beloved son.

Author Reply: Hi Tari. Of course, Tolkien tells us nothing about whether Thranduil ever sailed, so it's been left to the rest of us to decide his fate and in my Tapestry story, "QUARREL: Confronting Namo", Thranduil does indeed make it to the Undying Lands. For the moment, though, he is not ready to sail and has too much responsibility as king to just leave. Thanks for reading and reviewing. I appreciate it very much.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 31 on 4/24/2011
Alas, the bow cannot go to Legolas now, and not by his father bringing it to him in Ithilien. But it CAN go to him should he choose in time to sail.

But it is very difficult to lose a child in such a manner. Sad and all too likely.

Author Reply: Hopefully a day will come when Thranduil will indeed sail and bring this gift with him, but until then I'm afraid he will be grieving for some time. Thanks for reading and reviewing. I appreciate it.

6336Reviewed Chapter: 31 on 4/14/2011
Hi, me again!

After going back and rereading The Last Journey, I am wondering if Legolas was even capable of going back to Lasgalen to farewell his father, considering the shape he was in. I get the impression he was about to bop Gimli one and throw him on board there. Stubborn ole dwarf!

Still plan on tanning his hide though and I like your additions to Thranduils gift, though I think Legolas had better be ready to run if his adar has sharp, pointy things to hand when they finally meet again!


Author Reply: Hi Lynda. I suspect you're right about that, which is why I felt that this story could be written the way it was for that very reason.

And I would certainly run the other way if Thranduil was coming towards me with sharp, pointy objects in his hands. *LOL*

Thanks for your comments. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with the rest of us.

Kaylee ArafinwielReviewed Chapter: 31 on 4/13/2011
Good morning, Atto. *huggles*

This ficlet is so sad :( Understandably, as it was for the "Heartbreak" challenge. It had echoes of your "Tenn'Ambar-Metta" in it for me, actually...a loved one departing and the one to remain behind finding out after the fact, through a letter. I think they're very similar. Unfortunately, Thranduil can't go to Elrond for help, as Elrond's gone, too. (And the temptation to kick Elrond would probably be too great, considering Las wouldn't have gotten the sea-longing unless...) He could go to Celeborn, perhaps?

I do hope Thranduil will keep the bow and take it with him when he sails at last. I'm sure Legolas will appreciate the gift, especially as a sign of the reunion between father and son.

Well crafted; brilliant story, as always!



Author Reply: Hi, Kaylee. You're right that there are similarities between the two stories. I hadn't really thought of it in that light. Anyway, I'm sure Thranduil will go to Celeborn to talk to him about Legolas, and I am equally sure that he will keep the bow and bring it with him when he finally sails West. You're right that it would be a fne sign of the reunion between father and son.

Glad you enjoyed the story. Thanks for letting me know. I really appreciate it.

6336Reviewed Chapter: 31 on 4/13/2011
Oh, sniffle, poor Thranduil!

Legolas, you little s**t, when I catch up to you I am going to tan your hide, how could you leave and not have the decency to tell your adar in person!

Oh, and Thranduil, finish the bow and take it with you when you sail, give it to Legolas on his next brgetting day and make him feel even more of a rat then he already is!


Author Reply: That's telling them both, Lynda. *LOL* I'm sure when he calms down, Thranduil will do just that, and perhaps while he's at it, he'll craft some arrows to go with it and a quiver as well and have a complete set.

I'm afraid Legolas was being something of a coward here, at least for the purposes of this challenge. Perhaps under other circumstances I would have written differently.

Thanks for reading and reviewing. I appreciate it.

FantasiaReviewed Chapter: 31 on 4/13/2011
So sad, I could never think of Legolas leaving without saying a physical goodbye to his Father.
Beautiful, but sad. It doesn't matter, keep writing, I love all your stories.

Author Reply: Well, given the parameters of the challenge, having Legolas go to his father to say goodbye would have defeated the whole purpose of the story. *grin* I wonder though if Legolas would have dared to travel to Eryn Lasgalen to say goodbye if he feared his father and others might try to keep him there. Perhaps he felt the sea-longing was too strong for him to travel that far and decided on this course of action. Who can really say?

Anyway, thanks for reading and reviewing, Fantasia. I really appreciate it.

EllynnReviewed Chapter: 31 on 4/13/2011
This is such a beautiful, heart-breaking story. You got one of my votes.

Author Reply: Thank you, Ellynn. I appreciate it very much.

eliza61Reviewed Chapter: 31 on 4/13/2011
How how achingly sad Fiondil. I just don't know though, I can't imagine Legolas ever leaving his adar without saying goodbye and I can't imagine Thraduil accepting the fact that he would never see his son again. I think he would always hold to hope.

LOL, which I guess wouldn't fit in much with the challenge of "heartbreak" now would it?

Well done as usual.


Author Reply: Yes, that would certainly defeat the purpose of the challenge, wouldn't it, Eliza? *grin* Glad you liked it anyway. Thanks for letting me know. I appreciate it.

galathilReviewed Chapter: 31 on 4/13/2011
This is a powerful chapter.Please keep writing.
Love Galathil

Author Reply: Thank you, Galathil. I'm glad you enjoyed this. And I never stop writing. *grin*

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