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Small Hands  by shirebound 21 Review(s)
UTfrogReviewed Chapter: 2 on 7/21/2017
Very best wishes for your move. That is an enormous job. Enjoying the story and will look forward to more.

Author Reply: Thank you! This is a complicated move, and I appreciate your good wishes. :)

nancylea57Reviewed Chapter: 2 on 7/21/2017
sb. sorry to interrupt but phrasing here confuses me:

Peregrin. You saw it. There is no way...”

“There are two ways,” Aragorn told them quietly. “The resilience of hobbits, coupled with the determination and strength of a friend to find him beneath that great carcass ’ere his breath failed, and a strong and buoyant spirit was lost to us forever.”

1 resilience of hobbits 2 deter, and strength: which would mean 'and' should be 'else'


1 resil, deter, and strength = hobbit returned
2 strong and bouy lost forever
which makes there are two ways (that the Hobbit lives {implied}) incorrect

now remember I DON'T read incompletes because so many people never finish them.

Author Reply: Yes, I meant that there are two ways that Pippin survived being crushed: (1) hobbity resilience and (2) the determination and strength of a friend. My apologies if my phrasing is confusing.

In 15 years of posting, I've never left a story unfinished! Hopefully that will never happen.

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 2 on 7/21/2017
I'm enjoying this story, so nice to back among our favorite people. :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Thank you, Antane. There can never be enough happy hobbit tales!

addie71Reviewed Chapter: 2 on 7/21/2017
This is delightful and heartwarming.

“They’ve been in Mordor all this time, and missed all the feasts?” Pippin asked in dismay. *giggles* Pippin is such a delight in this.

Author Reply: *beams* I do love Pippin. He can be so grown up, but is still a tween at heart.

KathyGReviewed Chapter: 2 on 7/21/2017
Nice story! I love it. Hey, would you write a sequel in which Caladir and Delumir share with Frodo and Sam the progress that's being made in the cleaning out of Mordor? And maybe the feast that follows, while you're at It!

Author Reply: Thank you. Stay tuned for additional chapters! :)

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 7/21/2017
Although I did not want to get up this morning, finding this (and reading it through several times) felt like a prize and a reward, and left me grinning from ear to ear. Thank you!

Best wishes for your move. (I hate moving, so I heap the wishes high...) Across the country! Perhaps it will be fodder for tales of Frodo's move to Crickhollow. Or Merry and Pippin's move to Gondor. :) LOL!

Hope you can "hurry back" soon. I've missed the hobbits so...

Some parts I love--hobbit resilience and exhuberance. King duties and Ranger duties. Glimpses of Strider's character.

The two brothers remind me just a bit of Beregond in his first meeting with Pippin. JRRT certainly sketched the Men of Gondor in a winsome way, even with the few details he offered about the common Men.

Author Reply: Thank you for your sweet comments. I can't express my joy at still being able to share hobbit tales with my friends after all these years. And when hobbits and Aragorn can interact -- such a delight! :)

This move is a difficult one, but eventually the dust will settle and it will be finished. Perhaps it *will* inspire story ideas!

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 2 on 7/21/2017
I love this! What fun for them to discover that Pippin was alive still, and not only that, but up and around. And of course, Pippin was very Pippish!

(((hugs)))) Hope things are going well for you with the moving preparations!

Author Reply: Thank you. I fear this story will be terribly lacking in angst, and very Pippish indeed. :)

This move is turning out to be one of the most stressful experiences of my life, but I know the decision is a good one and will eventually work out. (((YOU)))

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 2 on 7/21/2017
I just love Pippin here.

Author Reply: Thank you. Pippin -- a delightful blend of tween and almost-adult -- is such fun to write.

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/21/2017
A wonderful introduction to Aragorn. I felt as if I were there with the men.

Author Reply: Awwww, thank you. *beams*

SilaLumennReviewed Chapter: 2 on 7/21/2017
Another excellent chapter. You write Pippin well. :-D Can't wait until you have time to post the next chapter.

Author Reply: Thank you so much. Chapter 3 is percolating in my head, but may take awhile to find its way onto the keyboard.

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