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In the Company of Hobbits  by shirebound 8 Review(s)
PSWReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/13/2015
Wow. There was ... a lot going on there, in a lot of different places. I absolutely see wanting to be laid to rest in the company of the few other mortals, if one goes to the undying lands ... And I also think that Legolas's fear of entwining one's heart with mortal kind is very understandable -- especially given the grief and difficulties that he will have known even someone like Arwen faced at the end, despite the joy of her great love with Aragorn. It is nice to think that he might have been given some sort of encouragement to know he would be all right.

Really liked this.

Author Reply: Thank you. There was a lot going on in this short piece; I'm glad what I was trying to convey came through.

lbiloverReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/13/2015
Another beautiful gapfiller. I like the idea that Legolas comes up with the idea of having Merry and Pippin laid next to Aragorn. And I'm glad that his vision shows him that he will survive allowing his heart to be intertwined with those of mortals.

Author Reply: Thank you. I like the idea of the hobbits inspiring their friends even when not (physically) present.

LOVETHOSEHOBBITSReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/13/2015
Oh this was so lovely. I am so sorry I missed it when you first posted. I miss my hobbitses and long to return to my fic. Perhaps this week I'll be able to do that. Love to you, my friend

Author Reply: Thank you, my friend. I hope I never run out of ideas that inspire me to explore the hobbits and their world. Love to you. ♥

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/4/2015
What a wonderful idea! Aragorn laid to rest between two hobbit knights - and Gimli encircled by three hobbit Ringbearers. What an honor!

And the title is perfect :-)

Author Reply: Thank you, Andrea. May we always be in the company of hobbits.

DrumyReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/30/2015
That is a sad story but with hope for a better future. Thanks for to write this.

Author Reply: Thank you, Drumy. I can never end a story without hope.

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/29/2015
An ultimately hopeful tale.

I loved this:
“No fancy Elvish fripperies, mind. Good solid stone, and lots of it, that’s all a Dwarf needs.”
It sounds so true to Gimli's voice.

And that he etched Pippin's image, that rings true as well. I wonder at the age depicted by the image -- was it Pippin the Dwarf remembered from the Quest, or Pippin in his older age?

And the healing that he foresaw in the vision. I'm glad you wrote such comfort for him.

It reminds me somewhat of our relationship with our dogs, cats, and hamsters. They never, *never* live long enough. And yet, we are all the richer for having welcomed them into our family for however long they are given to us.

Author Reply: It reminds me somewhat of our relationship with our dogs, cats, and hamsters. They never, *never* live long enough. And yet, we are all the richer for having welcomed them into our family for however long they are given to us.

I just love that analogy. Thank you for your very sweet review, I appreciate it.

AlwirReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/29/2015
this should have come with a tissue warning. I loved this so much, and when Gimli does pass there are a few Elves that can share in Legolas' loss, make it easier.

Author Reply: Thank you for your kind review. This is a very special friendship indeed.

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/29/2015
Sweet story, my dear. I hadn't thought of that with Gimli being buried near Frodo and Sam but of course that would make sense. It must be hard for Elves to give their hearts to mortals because of the inevitable loss but as Legolas discovers there is hope for healing.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Thank you, Antane. As the Professor liked to emphasize, there is always hope. :)

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