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Another Moment of your Time  by Larner 5 Review(s)
AntaneReviewed Chapter: 9 on 6/18/2010
I have finally got to this! Sorry it's taken so long. An interesting tale. Poor Frodo for having to see Bag End and Sharkey's death and Wormtongue's right at his own place. But this mercy to Saruman is one of Frodo's finest moments. And poor Folco for having to see his friend so damaged. Peace indeed is well deserved for the Ring-bearer and now he's gone to get it.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Seeing those two had to have been traumatic, not that the Ring hadn't shown him worse, I suspect. But even Folco had to have noted how withdrawn Frodo had become, and been relieved that he was going in search of the healing he could not find even at home in the Shire! Thanks so!

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 9 on 5/28/2010
It is always interesting to see famous events from another POV.

Author Reply: I know, Linda. I feel rather sorry for Folco, but know he turned out well in the end, of course. Thanks for the feedback.

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 9 on 5/27/2010
Ah, how lovely to see familiar faces! I have a lot more comments to make on this one, but will have to make it another review, later, as it's past midnight and the alarm will ring at 6, I think.


Author Reply: Yes, Folco was able to worm his way into another tale. I need to get ready for a luncheon meeting, to be followed by an afternoon and evening's work myself.

And there will be good reason to review this soon enough--Dreamflower was gracious enough to nominate it for a MEFA! And I thank her so!

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 9 on 5/26/2010
A thrill of hope rose in Folco’s soul, for he remembered some of what he’d read as he’d copied those books for old Bilbo….

Folco would have been a good conspirator or even traveller as well. From all those books he had copied for Bilbo he might have known more about the wide world than even Merry and Pippin, at least at the beginning of their journey.

But by staying in the Shire and suffering like the other hobbits he remained one of them, a "proper" hobbit. So if *he* had decided to tell the others about Frodo's quest and his journey to the Undying Lands they might have believed him.
(If-clause correct???)

I don't know if he did so, but it would have been worth trying.

Author Reply: Yes, a proper "if-clause."

I've always been intrigued by the fact that this one of Frodo's special friends didn't apparently take part in the Conspiracy, although he did help Frodo move to Buckland. So, if he didn't, why not? And it's very likely that what he said about the quest might have made more of an impact than what Pippin or Merry might have said.

And are you seeking to turn yet another plotbunny loose on me? Heh! As if I didn't have far too many around here to begin with!

KittyReviewed Chapter: 9 on 5/25/2010
Interesting to see this all from the POV of Folco. He's rather perceptive and sees how the four have changed, and most of all Frodo; it had to be sometimes a bit frustrating to barely know anything about the why. Freddy is right - if anyone outside of the Traveller's immediate families deserves to know what truly happened, then it's Folco. Luckily Freddy knows so much; I am not sure how much Merry, Pippin and Sam would tell anyone. And Frodo was notoriously tight-lipped about it, as we all know.

Author Reply: Folco has been patient long enough, I think! And it's been nice working him back into my tales after so very long! Thanks so, Kitty!

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