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From Wilderness to Cities White  by Larner 7 Review(s)
AntaneReviewed Chapter: 30 on 1/26/2013
It is good that Frodo can stay. I think he would also grieve for Smeagol. Poor Faramir but he will be well loved by Aragorn and Eowyn.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Yes, Frodo has those he must mourn as well. But in spite of the love one might actively know, we still must mourn those we've lost. Thanks so, Antane!

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 30 on 1/26/2013
This was a very moving story. I enjoyed it a good deal.

Author Reply: I'm so glad you did, Linda!

SunnyReviewed Chapter: 30 on 1/26/2013
So they are going to have a traditional wake, are they? good thing that Aragorn is a healer - he will be able to provide some relief for the inevitable consequences of the ingestion of alcohol.

Author Reply: It appears so, Sunny, and you are certainly right about how good it is that Aragorn will be able to offer some relief in the aftermath! Thanks so!

demeter dReviewed Chapter: 30 on 1/25/2013
The image of a memorial wine, in memory of fallen comrades brings to mind the many "Last Man's Clubs" of World War One survivors. I had heard of several of those groups in real life, but their whole concept was beautifully realized by an episode of the American television series,"MASH", set in the Korean War. The camp Commander,Colonel Potter, was a World War One veteran. In one program, he recieves by mail an old bottle of wine which had made the rounds of his own group of friends as one by one they had left the Circles of This World. He chose to share that last man's bottle with his new comrades. My own grandfather was in the U.S.Army in that war. It is strange to think that it has been almost a century ago, now. It is interesting to speculate as to what kind of a Steward Boromir would have made. I believe the younger brother was ultimately more suited for diplomacy, and building a peace!

Author Reply: I love that episode of MASH also. I was three when the Korean War (or police action, as it was termed) ended, and am sixty-three now. Yes, a long time ago now. My grandfathers served in World War One, one as a bugler! My stepfather served in the Pacific Theater during World War Two, and my real father was stationed in Oklahoma and Texas, being released from service just before the war ended, and then re-enlisting and being sent south to the Canal Zone and Central America, where I was born and he died. My brother was not drafted for Vietnam, although many of his friends were. He later voluntarily entered the Army and served for thirteen years.

So many losses wars have caused over the years. What kind of Steward Boromir might have been we'll never know, but there is no question that Gondor was well served by his brother in that role.

Thanks so, Demeter D!

UTfrogReviewed Chapter: 30 on 1/25/2013
Very moving chapter. Certainly each of these characters has much to mourn. However, I would like to see a very light hearted epilogue of their hangovers the next day. In no way should this take away from the genuineness of their grief but over indulgence has a high price. (Known from personal experience).

Author Reply: I might just do that, UTfrog! Thanks so!

6336Reviewed Chapter: 30 on 1/25/2013
Ah, nothing like a little(or a lot of) wine to ease the grief!


Author Reply: This wine certainly helped Faramir realize how much grief he carries, at least. Thanks so, Lynda.

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 30 on 1/25/2013
all need to mourn when the time is right for it

So true. This will be a sad evening, but hopefully a brighter morning will come of it.

Author Reply: Indeed, Shirebound. Thank you so!

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