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From Wilderness to Cities White  by Larner 5 Review(s)
Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 9 on 1/23/2011
A sad time; I think it hits Eldarion, and Arwen, harder than it hits Aragorn himself. Well-written...

Author Reply: For Aragorn this is the transition he has known all of his life is awaiting him, one he has faced countless times and has accepted as what might happen at any time, but WILL happen one day. I doubt he has any fear of it at all--like Beadle the Bard's youngest brother, he now moves to accept Death as an equal. Yes, it's much harder on his wife, who still hasn't fully accepted this mortality thing for herself no matter how she's tried to wrap her mind about it; and his son is now the King in his father's stead, which is one heck of a lot of responsibility, after all. I only hope that Eldarion has his own Halbarad and Faramir to back him up!

Erulisse (one L)Reviewed Chapter: 9 on 1/4/2011
I am quite sure that every being's eyes around that table were bright with unshed tears, although there would certainly be many shed within the next few days, and unashamedly. So poingnant a story in such finely honed words.

- Erulisse (one L)

Author Reply: And I'm certain you are right, Erulisse. And thank you!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 9 on 1/4/2011
That would be a difficult time. My heart goes out especially to Eldarion but also Legolas and Gimli. Where is Arwen I wonder?

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: All lose one they love deeply, Antane. No matter what his faith, they still must go on without his presence daily.

Whether Arwen is there or hiding from her coming loss I'm not certain. It's hardest for her right now, I think.

TeresaReviewed Chapter: 9 on 1/3/2011
That was just right! I can see Aragorn meeting everyone's eyes as he tells them of his decision. He would have been sad that he was leaving them but knowing that it was the right time for his departure. He would also know that the kingdom would be in excellent condition with his family to care for it as he had done. And too, I think there would be a bit of anticipation at the thought of seeing Frodo, Sam and the others again! Thank you for this glimpse of Aragorn and his family before his passing! :)

Author Reply: To know he will be able to be reunited with Halbarad, his parents, his former friends, Faramir, and so many others he's known and loved over the years must have been a pleasure to anticipate, even if he knows he leaves those present missing him. Thanks so, Teresa.

Kaylee ArafinwielReviewed Chapter: 9 on 1/3/2011
Poor Eldarion...he has so much to live up to, and losing his father this way, and his mother so soon afterward, will be very hard for him. But at least he has many friends around him to support him, and he will support them, too. Well done!

Author Reply: Thanks so, Kaylee. Aragorn has made certain his son is properly prepared, trained, and supported to be the best of Kings for the reunited realm!

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