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Forgiven  by Larner 11 Review(s)
KittyReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/21/2017
This is a nice gapfiller to the earlier stories, Larner. I can totally see how annoyed and uncomfortable Berni and Reggie were with Paladin's latest folly! Even more so as I think that, even if they couldn't really understand what had happened either, they saw better than Paladin that Pippin simply had grown up. Nice touch that Paladin overheard the whole exchange!

Anyway, it's good that he finally came to his senses after that dinner and everything that happened, and I am glad he had the courage to apologise to Pippin. Imagine he'd really have disinherited him - what a wonderful Thain the Shire would never have had! Or I rather suspect Merry would have told him off. So it is good he came to his senses in time to save them all a lot of stress and anger.

PSWReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/2/2016
It's always interesting to think on how Hobbits must have reacted to the disappearance and reappearance of the travelers, and what the repercussions might have been...

Good scene here, thanks for writing!

Author Reply: As the youngest of the Travellers, Pippin's parents had the greatest reason to worry about him during the time he was gone, missing as they must have seen it. That they would find themselves overreacting to the changes the perceived in their son, seeking to press him back into the child they saw him as rather than recognizing he'd changed and matured is in many ways all too likely.

Again, thank you so for your comments!

TiggerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/14/2016
How odd I find this the same night Mom & I had another "flare up" over me being Celiac & needing to eat Gluten Free, not to mention at leadt letting me know when she's moving around in the Kitchen so things would be easier for the both of us. You'd swear she's the only one in this house legally blind instead of the both of us.

I wish I had a Frodo to talk some sense into her, but I'm not that lucky. I hate Country Living where most people only believe what they think they see or hear from Her Highness. Oh and the capper? This friend is coming to help w/Maple Syrup tomorrow, Mom told him just to head for the Gate that leads to the Sugar Bush because, w/Dad at Dialysis, no one would be here.

Guess I'm now no one. Wonderful, huh?

I honestly don't know what to do, but staying up all night, then sleeping all day right now is my only option. Which of course is only adding fuel to her ammo to fire on me and after now close to four years of this, it's beyond old, but...?

As I said, ironic I find this one tonight. Thanks for the story.

Author Reply: I'm so sorry things are coming to such a pass between you and your mother, Tigger. So many people, and so many who have disabilities, have similar relationships with their parents, or so I've found. That you and your mom are both legally blind and yet she does her best to try to make it seem your disabillty is somehow symptomatic of lack of respect toward her has to be frustrating! As for acting as if you are nobody--I'd want to give her a Gibbs slap myself!

Life has ups and downs for all of us, or so I've found. Melian and Brendi send their best Pomeranian kisses, and the cats send purrs to cheer you up!

Theresa GreenfalconReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/2/2016
Hi, Larner, somehow I didn't see this one when it posted up.... I love the storyline of these stories, and loved this interlude... I hope all is well for you!


Author Reply: I'm so glad you like the storyline. I so believe that Paladin needed to realize he and his wife had been anything but supportive of their son, and that he'd grown not only physically but psychologically as well.

Life continues oddly. My phone line went out with the torrential rain and winds we have known up here on the Peninsula for the past few weeks, and I find I have to wait until next week to get it fixed. I do have my new pup, though, a cream-colored female I've named Melian. She's six and a half months old, and is very sweet. Brendi is ecstatic to have a companion again! It's going to be an interesting next few months as she settles in.

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/23/2016
Yes, that conversation was really needed!

Finally Paladin has accepted that his son is grown-up indeed and that what he told him about the time he was away is the truth.

It took the intervention of Frodo to accomplish that and the showing of his worst wound. But at last it worked!

And Paladin became the father again whose foremost mission was to find Pippin and apologize! Very nice turn of events!

Author Reply: At least Paladin is still capable of admitting he was mistaken and of asking forgiveness indeed. And Frodo must trust in the love father and son have long borne for one another to finish the healing needed.

Thanks so, Andrea!

SoledadReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/21/2016
Reconciliation is a beautiful thing. :)

Author Reply: I so agree! Thanks so, Soledad!

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/20/2016
A conversation sorely needed in the Larner-verse! Very well done.

It had to be hard for Paladin to admit he'd been wrong, but for all his pride, he's an honest hobbit and wouldn't hold on to it once he understood he'd been lying to himself.

And Pippin, of course, is his large-hearted self.

Author Reply: Yes, at last I've written this one! To admit he had developed a knack for self-deception must have been difficult for Paladin Took, and his son is indeed great-hearted as you've said.

Thanks so, Dreamflower!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/20/2016
I am glad Paladin saw the light. I wonder why Frodo showed that particular wound and not the others (though I am somewhat surprised he showed any, being a private person). Good all is well with the two Tooks. :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: It took the worst wound to get through Paladin's carefully developed armor of denial, I suppose! And now the Thain and his son are back in proper charity with one another at long last.

Thank you so, Antane.

TariReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/20/2016
I love the name "Flour Dumpling". As for Pippin being disinherited. That would have been totally unacceptable. I'm glad his Da saw the error in his thinking.

Author Reply: Tolkien himself gifted Will Whitfoot with that nickname, stating that when the old Council Hole collapsed Will emerged so coated with chalk dust that the title was so bestowed upon him. And I, too, rejoice that Paladin's wall of denial has at last fallen, allowing the true father of Peregrin Took to emerge at last.

Thanks so, Tari!

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/19/2016
Oh, how I love this! Paladin owning his error, resolved to be Da when Pippin needed him most; wise, loving, and understanding. The description of hastily abandoned Crickhollow tore my heart... I hadn't thought about what they were doing when Gandalf arrived. And Frodo the peacemaker!

Beautifully done.

Author Reply: As I see him, Frodo intended to see as many hurts healed as possible before he left the Shire, whether by ship or grave, and he would not wish his beloved Pippin and his parents to always be on the outs. Yes, he intended to be the peacemaker, and to stop the cycle of blame and retribution he foresaw taking the Shire before it had the chance to become inevitable.

Thank you so for all you've done, and love to your Panda from Brendi and me.

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