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Dreamflower's Mathoms III  by Dreamflower 5 Review(s)
lovethosehobbitsReviewed Chapter: 12 on 3/24/2014
Oh I bet Janet was jumping up and down reading this. Masterfully done, as usual, dear girl

Author Reply: She did seem to like it! ;)

Thank you!

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 12 on 1/20/2014
This was delightful! I, too, love Cormallen fics. (As a matter of fact, last week I re-read "Lifewatch" and "Someone As You Can Trust" (both Cormallen fics) from my printed out copies, as I was in need of a bit of comfort and fanfic and we are having computer problems...)

I had borrowed a laptop today in order to type in a birthday mathom, and I could not resist sneaking a little bit of reading time after getting it safely posted. How fine to find this waiting.

I love so much about this chapter: the stout old dame, for one thing, made me chuckle. I love Aragorn's prescience and Merry's care of Pippin, seeing the younger cousin's pain (though I'm sure Pippin was trying his best to be matter-of-fact and disguise the discomfort) and administering the dose of painkiller. And good for Pippin to take it without more than a token grumble!

I love the thoughtfulness of those who made sure that Pippin and Merry would be able to see the ceremonies.

That's a very nice speculation about the silver circlets, and I like Gimli's solution to returning the "extra" silver to the contributors. I'm sure Elrond will think they were put to good use.

Oh, I also like how practical Pippin is about sharing a cup with Merry (something about the danger of spilling), and the description of the food. I bought some not-from-concentrate liquid sunshine for a birthday treat, and now I think I will treat myself to a bedtime glass before midnight arrives and my birthday is over.

Author Reply: There is something special and comforting about stories set in this time, when all the focus is on recovery and the gentle care of those who were hurt while trying to save the world.

You'll notice the "stout old dame" did not get a name; I knew she'd try to take over everything if I gave her a name! As to Pippin taking his medicine without serious complaint, it goes all the way back to our first PippinHealer round robin, "Of Tonics and Tea", in which if you recall young Pippin learns a lesson about trying to avoid his medicine!

It seemed to me it would be dreadfully unfair if after all their worry, they did not get to see Frodo and Sam get honored!

(((Hugs))) I hope you had a lovely birthday, dear!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 12 on 1/12/2014
I love the ending - the gift of love. :) I could hear Sam and Frodo talking after they woke through the magnificent BBC Radio adaptation. :) :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Thank you!

curiouswombatReviewed Chapter: 12 on 1/11/2014
In all this story, the point that brought both a smile and a lump to my throat was the idea of the twins having Gimli reshape their circlets to fit Sam and Frodo - and Gimli's wonderful way of returning the remaining silver. I think that idea of yours is truly unique.

Author Reply: Thank you! I had never even thought of those circlets until Shirebound asked in her request--and then it suddenly just came to me!

And I knew that Gimli would have leftover silver--so having him do something with it before he returned it just felt right.

UTfrogReviewed Chapter: 12 on 1/9/2014
Your Cormallen fics are among the very best written. Thank you.

Author Reply: Thank you!

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