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Celeritas' Birthday Bash 2010  by Celeritas 3 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 15 on 8/2/2010
I'm so glad you followed through on this one! Now, to let nature take its course! She's seen the grief he holds deep in his heart, and understands better now, I think, why he sought to steal that kiss to begin with. Compassion can at times help spark love.

Thanks for this one!

Author Reply: It'll still be quite a while, but they've definitely made progress. I'm hoping to continue revisiting this from time to time.

Kaylee ArafinwielReviewed Chapter: 15 on 7/30/2010
Celeritas, this was wonderful!

I loved the Merry/Estella interaction. And, all right, they're not *there* yet (perfectly understandable, given "Daughters of Jerusalem"...and that one was wonderful too, by the way! Is it posted here at SoA, or just there?) but they're *getting* there. I think it's reasonable for this to take time, of course. You portrayed them very well. I just hope that Estella does write back...and I'm sorry the Shire Post doesn't stretch to Elvenhome yet! (Although I've seen some odd ways of sending mail to Elvenhome on this site...messages in bottles of Old Winyards, letters via eagle and Earendil...)

Kaylee Arafinwiel

Author Reply: Very few of my challenge fics are posted at SoA. I try to make sure that not all of my writings are in one place, to encourage people to visit other archives.

Thanks for reading both fics, I should add! I've always found it fascinating that Estella took so long to show up in the family trees, and how a number of authors have interpreted it as their taking time to get married. I'm not sure yet at which point they'll end up getting together, but I'm not keen on rushing them.

Sending mail to Elvenhome is not the problem. All you have to do is find a depressed Elf. Getting mail back from Elvenhome is the problem, and it's when authors try to get around this that my secondary belief starts to slip away.

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 15 on 7/30/2010
Oh this is so nice. I think consoling Merry for Frodo's absence will be the perfect job for Miss Estella!

And I love the idea of frequent letters between Brandy Hall and Bag End!

Author Reply: I think it will be, too--though Estella may not be keen on seeing it as the perfect job, just yet.

And, realistically, how many of us make two-day journeys to visit family on a regular basis? Merry and Frodo couldn't have gotten as close as they are in LotR without letters.

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