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Another Moment of your Time  by Larner 7 Review(s)
Eirinn LeighReviewed Chapter: 39 on 7/2/2015
What do the nine butterflies and single dragonfly have to do with Frodo?
Other than that confusion, this was lovely.

Author Reply: The reason for the single dragonfly is part of my-verse--I once read a story in which Bilbo and Frodo began going through Brandy Hall in search of embroidered items with a butterfly, which the author indicated was Primula's means of marking her handiwork, the butterfly being a stylized PB. So, in my-verse, Frodo, who I indicate has excellent artistic skills, uses a dragonfly as a stylized FB, and his father Drogo, who in my-verse was a woodcarver and furniture joiner, used a stylized DB that looked rather like a beetle, as his signature sign. It became a game between Frodo and his cousins for them to search through his artwork for the dragonfly, which he'd hide here or there within the picture. Much of this is explained in my first epic, "The King's Commission."

Butterflies are often symbolic of purity of soul and even of resurrection and everlasting life; the nine butterflies reflect the nine chosen as the Nine Walkers, the members of the Fellowship.

I am so glad that other than this mystery you found the story lovely. Thank you so!

TeresaReviewed Chapter: 39 on 3/19/2012
How lovely! That moment of rapport between Frodo and Arwen was marvellous! I think that I see Irmo's hand in the dreams of Rosie and Frodo; a gift of forsight since Frodo wouldn't be able to attend Elanor's wedding. Though......did the Valar allow him to see it in a vision? I'd like to think that they would let him do that so he could share things with his loved ones, paticularly Sam and Aragorn! It was also nice of Arwen to make the dress and send it and the picture to the Shire in preparation for the right moment. Did she realize that Elanor would wear the dress when she first met her? As always, your words have given me much pleasure and enjoyment! Many thanks! :)

Author Reply: I suspect that Frodo was granted his share of visions of those he left behind, actually.

By the time she ordered the picture sent to the Shire she had met Elanor, of course, as Elanor had served as a Maid in Waiting in both Annuminas and in Gondor by that time; and I doubt that the Queen would have forgotten the details of that picture by the time Elanor came to Minas Tirith with her parents. But she'd have had no inkling of Elanor being born when she sent the dress to the Shire originally unless perhaps her own foresight was playing up at the time.

Thanks so!

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 39 on 3/18/2012
What a beautiful little story! I liked it very much.

Thank you, Larner!

Author Reply: And thank you so, Andrea!

Soledad, not logged inReviewed Chapter: 39 on 3/18/2012
Awww, this one was so sweet it made me literally cry!

(Psst! Can we hope to see more of the Tenant of Staddle one day? I miss my Bartolo. Well, he's not mine, obviously, he's yours and Delphie's, but I miss him all the same.)

Author Reply: I'm so glad you liked it, Soledad. Thank you!

As for Tenant--well, I'm working at the moment on Stirring Rings, but I suspect that Tenant and Or Perchance will soon enough have their turns! Thanks so very much, and I'm certain that Bartolo and Delphie appreciate it, too!

FiondilReviewed Chapter: 39 on 3/17/2012
A lovely piece, Larner. Somehow I think that Frodo was at that wedding in spirit and took delight in seeing Elanor in the dress. At least, I would like to think that the Valar allowed it.

Author Reply: How I missed responding to these I'm not certain, but somehow I did. I, too, suspect that Frodo in the end saw Elanor in that dress in one manner or another, and rejoiced that the child he thought as much his heart's daughter as Sam's and Rosies received it at the hands of the Queen. Perhaps through one of the two Silmarils then present on Eressea?

Thanks so very much, Fiondil, and God keep you.

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 39 on 3/17/2012
Now isn't that interesting that he drew Elanor before she even existed. Another one of his precognitive gifts and he didn't even know himself who he drew.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Don't know how I managed to miss responding to these! Yes, Frodo appears to have shared the gift of foresight known to the descendants of Earendil, doesn't he? Heh! And may we all rejoice as we work now toward Pentecost! Thanks so, Antane!

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 39 on 3/17/2012
Oh that is wonderful Larner. One to treasure. Absolutely loved the dragonfly of course.

Author Reply: I'm delighted that you like it so! Thanks, Harrowcat! (And of course the dragonfly had to be found in that picture. Heh!)

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