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Tales from Vairë's Loom  by Fiondil 8 Review(s)
CelethReviewed Chapter: 45 on 3/22/2013
That was beautifully written! A behind-the-scenes (as it were) and closer look at what happened after his conversation with Aragorn about Arwen. I never really thought about it when I was younger, but the more I ponder about Elrond's life, the more I see what a tragedy it was: a father they barely knew, witnessing death and destruction of their home and everyone they knew at such a young age, not to mention abandonment by their mother, being raised by the "enemy" and the haughty kinslayers no less, the death of his brother, then losing his wonder he was so wise. But at what cost!

I love the way he asks Arwen to treat Estel gently. He still loves Estel inspite of having some idea of what could happen in the future, and knowing the very real possibility that he could lose his only daughter the same way he lost his brother...

Author Reply: Hi Celeth. Yes, Elrond's life was very tragic but, in spite of it or perhaps because of it, he was indeed very wise and loving even toward Aragorn whom he could well have hated for 'stealing his little girl'. It could not have been easy for any of them, even the Twins, knowing what would happen. I'm glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for commenting. I appreciate it.

EllynnReviewed Chapter: 45 on 3/21/2013
He-he, she'll be surprised, oh yes she will... :)
Nicely written.

Author Reply: Thanks, Ellynn. I'm gald you enjoyed this.

EmmaReviewed Chapter: 45 on 3/21/2013
This was so beautiful! Tragically ironic, though, that Elrond's foreboding will come true. It was interesting to see Arwen's first impressions of Aragorn, even though that will change very soon, as the Elves count time! I feel very sorry for Aragorn I though, being 'talked to' by the twins. He was only fourteen, what harm could he possibly have done? I hope you write that in more detail someday, sounds like it would be fun to read.

Author Reply: Hi Emma. Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed this. I doubt I will ever write about Aragorn I running afoul of the Twins over Arwen. I'm sure you can just imagine how it must have gone. *grin*

LaikwalâsseReviewed Chapter: 45 on 3/20/2013
and we all know that Elrond´s heavy foreboding will come true and that the "youth" will follow in his forefather´s shoes. "robbing the cradle" what does that mean? Even if we know this little piece so well you have managed to tell it new, thank you, liked it very much. Lai

Author Reply: "Robbing the cradle" is an expression describing when (usually) the man is so much older than the woman when they marry that it almost seems as if he is marrying someone who is barely a child in comparison. In this case, of course, the roles are reversed with Arwen being very much older. Hope that explains it, Lai, and I'm glad you liked this. Thanks.

FantasiaReviewed Chapter: 45 on 3/20/2013
“Ada, I promise you, I am not Lúthien. I have no intention of running off with Aragorn or any other Mortal, now or ever.”....Her famous last words

Author Reply: Yes, famous last words, indeed, Fantasia. Thanks for commenting. I appreciate it.

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 45 on 3/20/2013
It must have been very difficult for Elrond to be both mother and father to his children, even after they were grown.

All the sorrows and agonies and darkness which had haunted his line had to mean something, had to speak of some good that, if not seen, could at least be anticipated.

That's a very interesting thing for him to ponder.

Author Reply: Even in Middle-earth we have single parents. *grin* And yes, a very interesting thing for him to ponder. Thanks for reading and reviewing, Shirebound. I really appreciate it.

6336Reviewed Chapter: 45 on 3/20/2013
Makes you wonder what would have happened if Elrond had not come down so heavy handed i.e. King of the United Realms and just left it to Arwen, she must have had a lot of practice in turning down admirers!


Author Reply: Yes, it does make you wonder, doesn't it? Luckily, we'll never know, for that's not what happened. Thanks, Lynda.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 45 on 3/20/2013
I strongly suspect that his foresight is niggling at him right now, even though she professes no more interest in Estel than she has felt for any of his forebears. Certainly he has reason to both desire and fear the day Aragorn comes into his own, as we know in Glorfindel's hindsight.

Author Reply: Very true, Larner. And no doubt he is wishing that he had kept Arwen in Lothlórien where Aragorn would never have met her instead of having her return to Imladris when she did. Such is the way of things, unfortunately. Thaks for reviewing. It's much appreciated.

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