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Let Sleeping Dogs Lie  by Lindelea 6 Review(s)
EruherdirielReviewed Chapter: 8 on 7/4/2015
Trouble brewing... And it's an acorn to a bushel of oats that dog will have something to do with it all.

Cute story.
~Eruherdiriel

Author Reply: If that dog is anything like our overgrown puppy, he'll be right in the middle of everything.

Thanks!

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 8 on 7/4/2015
...and began to shriek once more, high, heartbroken wails that would set any mother dog frantic, not to mention anyone else with a soft heart for younglings

Now we only need someone who hears this!

If Pippin does not show up in time for his duty, someone will inform the other hobbits and then at least they will know that something is wrong.

And the Haradrim? I don't think they would have a chance to conquer anything. But we will see.

Author Reply: Definitely!

(And the Haradrim? They can be pretty fearsome... They have their reasons, as have been hinted at, and will be made clearer soon. Whew.)

Thanks!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 8 on 7/2/2015
Ah, how delightful indeed, the thoughts of that tea and tomorrow's stew appear. But now for Bergil and Pippin to be found and saved. At least Mitten is there to raise the alarm, if any can appreciate the dog's cries. Poor puppy! Poor Pippin and Bergil!

Author Reply: Ah, yes, Gilwyn knows the way to a hobbit's (or guardsman's) heart...

Mittens is certainly yelling for help, in the only way the puppy knows how. (And remembering our ordeal of crate-training our claustrophobic pup, I know just how piercing and hard-to-ignore those shrieks can be.

Thanks!

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 8 on 7/2/2015
I have a feeling that somehow Pippin's absence will no longer go unnoticed, for he's never failed to show up for duty. I do hope rescue comes soon!

And the Harad sub-plot is intriguing. Somehow it will be foiled, but I can't quite think how yet. I love your details of their societies and how those differences affect how they view their "conquerors". Clearly these particular Haradrim have been completely taken in by the propaganda demonizing the Gondorians and their new King.

I miss "The Errand Lad". I do hope that RSF picks it up again someday.

Author Reply: I do miss "The Errand Lad" -- I kept hoping she'd write all the way through Beregond's trial, and a bit afterward. That is the part of LOTR that got me going in fanfic, after all. Such a gapfiller! I would love to see another's take on Bergil, during that time, and Beregond and his boys afterward, in between the time he before was pardoned and elevated to Captain of Faramir's guard, to the time the hobbits departed.

(I love Bergil and Beregond, in case you didn't know...)

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 8 on 7/1/2015
The naughty pup!And I thought my kitten a handful!

What a predicament Pippin and Bergil are in. I do hope they are found soon.

And I fear for them all with the Harad plot! Eagerly awaiting more of this gripping story.

Author Reply: Very naughty! We have a mischievous pup, ourselves, though not as naughty as she might be, thankfully.

They must be found soon... if only because of the puppy's cries. And Harad... yes, there's a bit more to that story, for sure.

So glad to hear from you!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 8 on 7/1/2015
the seamstressí humble yet comfortable dwelling had become a home away from home, of sorts, where they didnít have to measure their words quite so much as out in broader Gondorian society, where their every utterance was noted and talked over and sifted for meaning.

That's a wonderful detail.

Oh dear, I'll be so relieved when rescue comes!

Author Reply: It's nice to have a refuge, wherever you may find yourself for the present time.

(I'll be so relieved when rescue comes!) So will I...!

Thanks!

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