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Another Moment of your Time  by Larner 8 Review(s)
TiggerReviewed Chapter: 50 on 4/28/2015
Have been re reading this particluar group of stories the last few days, but tonight an idea came to me while re reading this one...Call it a reaction to emotions about the various Rosamundas around me and how I have no way in Real Life to at the very least vent about it are building up again and...Anyway...

I know Merry has to be careful when it comes to that piece of work that is his Mother in Law and her various "opinions" about Frodo and Bilbo that she spews, just due to her being his MiL, but Pippin? Pippin is The Thain, but is also The Took and Rosamunda is a Took by birth, therefore, does that not give Pippin a bit more...Authority I guees is the right be able to, at the very least, warn her of what could happen due to her venom towards Bilbo and Frodo, and also the Cottons too. She did show a bit of bitterness it was them, a lowly Farmer's Family IIRC, who smuggled food to them during the Troubles and were the ones who nursed her Freddy in another story of yours on here. Them, not his beloved Mummy, but Them.

I know you've said Rosamunda is one of those kinds of people who think they know it all and needs a thick and hard slap down to see sense. If it ever does, but by this time maybe while it was hearing what the Children said that brings this about, there are more issues caused by her behaviour that are far more serious at play..

You already had Freddy decide to move into his own smial due to Rosamunda's refusal to believe the truth about what had happened to him and The Shire, perhaps by this time Freddy won't have much of anything, other than only what is expected when it comes to relations between his Family and his Mother. Not to mention how it has affected her relationship w/Estella, Merry and their Children.

Considering Frodo was considered a Son of the Hall and Merry's Big Brother, visits between the Brandybucks and Rosamunda can't have gone smoothly. Especially since Rosamunda can't seem to go w/out some sort of snotty remark being said at some point.

Anyway....This came to me as I was re reading this one and decided you really needed a Plot Bunny to hop into your lap. :oD. It's just I can so see Pippin thinking enough is enough and it's long past time Rosamunda Took Bolger was sat down hard and given a good talking to about her behaviour. Especially what that behaviour is costing her.

A pity there's no Conference or something happening at Rivendell, as I have this image of the conceited twit in a room where Arwen,, her Ladies & various well known Friends have gathered to work on whatever Crafts they're doing and gossip and at some point, the predictable takes place. I can so easily image silence coming down on the room like a Thunderclap, followed By Rosa looking around at the various expressions on certain people, confused by the anger and shock felt in the room and Arwen, w/her eyes flashing, stands up very slowly and in a very low tone says, "Get. Out. *Now*!!"

I know...Not happening, but it would be fun to see happen. ;o)

On that note, I want to read a few mor stories before calling a night. Just wanted to send along that Plot Bunny. :oD

TiggerReviewed Chapter: 50 on 1/21/2013
I *love* this story!!!! I adore how Pippin started it all by upending Piper in a very sudden and painful way. Sometimes, that's the only way to get sense into someone's head. Speaking of that, you know what I'd love?

I would love somehow if there was a major gathering for something important where Legolas or the Twins were also attending and there's Rosa going on in her ignorant and foolish way about how it's nothing but moonshine and The Travellers should be ashamed of themselves telling the children there are such things as Elves as everyone *knows* there aren't and then her bringing up the Mad Bagginses and then...

Either she's introduced to them by one of their hobbit friends or they decided to take matters into their own hands, but either way Rosa finally gets the comeuppance/slap upside the head she richly deserves. Rosa trying to defend herself and her beliefs on her anger on what Frodo did to her baby by not only making him a rebel, but then turning him against his dearest Mommy and then having who/whomever tell her differently and it perhaps finally entering the various thick levels of her brain it really is the truth would also be priceless IMO!!!

This of course is only a suggestion and if you run w/it great and if not, that's okay too. Considering it's an idea that's in your "world" of characters though....As I said, just an idea. :o)

Just one thing though. I wish I could join them all in that Sun Room. If only...

Sigh...I really do adore this little tale of Pippin fighting the good fight w/the little ones against the rubbish ignorance of Auntie Rosa. I think I might have reviewed this before, but not sure, but I don't think it really matters either. :o) Anyway....Thanks for the great little story m'dear!!

Author Reply: I'm just glad you had this to write, Tigger! And perhaps I just might get into that one day, although I have had a confrontation between her and Frodo and her and Freddy. But perhaps one between her and an Elf just might make the difference to her! Heh!

And I, too, would love to join them in the Sun Room to hear Pippin reading the story to the children of the Great Smial!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 50 on 10/3/2012
Nothing like setting the record straight! :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Oh, indeed! And Pippin would always want the record set straight, and particularly among his own.

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 50 on 9/26/2012
“What if you have to be away and can’t read for a night or two—or more?” asked the older lad.
Pippin smiled sideways at Piper. “Then my beloved nephew here will read instead of me,” he decided.

Sounds like a punishment. But I think Piper has changed his mind after hearing what Pippin and his father told the children about the "Mad Bagginses". Now he will be delighted to listen to and to read the Red Book.

Author Reply: I suspect that Pippin, as well as Aragorn and Frodo, would tend to turn to creative responses to many infractions that would tend to lead to people learning rather than being limited to mere punishment. And I suspect Piper will rejoice to be there to hear the readings and be glad when it's his turn.

Thanks so for the response!

TariReviewed Chapter: 50 on 9/24/2012
It would be interesting to see how the minds of the little ones are changed as the Red Book is read to them. I certainly hope you will be posting more on this subject.

Author Reply: Hmm--perhaps I will do so someday, although I'm not competely certain as to when. Thanks so, Tari--it's always gratifying when someone wishes to see more on a topic!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 50 on 9/22/2012
I just *love* what Pippin tells them, and with what reverence he speaks of Frodo. But I think this is my favorite line:

He realized that sometimes doing the unexpected is exactly the right thing to do, and bother what other people think.

That's something I need to learn more fully, myself. Thank you for this nice story.

Author Reply: I think it is something we all need to keep in mind at least at times. That is part of what wisdom grants us--the ability to discern when we need to do the unexpected. And I suspect that Pippin, Merry, and Sam would all tend to speak of Frodo with a good deal of reverence.

Thanks so, Shirebound!

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 50 on 9/22/2012
I'm glad Pippin is keeping the story alive.

Author Reply: We know that he was the one who provided Aragorn with a copy of the Red Book, complete with Bilbo's Translations from the Elvish. It stands to reason he also did what he could to keep the story alive within the Shire as well, and particularly among the Tooks where he'd become the Took as well as the Thain. Thanks so, Linda.

eilujReviewed Chapter: 50 on 9/22/2012
Thank you for remembering The Birthday.

Author Reply: You can thank (or perhaps blame) Dreamflower for reminding me! Heh! Thank you so much, eiluj!

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