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Small Hands  by shirebound 15 Review(s)
LavendertookReviewed Chapter: 3 on 11/17/2017
I'm late in coming back, but this is a lovely story to get back into. I loled at Pippin's "farewell cake". So many nice details to feel the brother's immersion into the luncheon world of the hobbits and their Gimli. I like the brothers trying to figure out the size difference between the sets of hobbits, not knowing the entdraft story. And Merry having to take off on other duties. And PT for Frodo's hand--of course there would be! (-: You can just feel the happy bustle in this scene.


Author Reply: 'Happy bustle', I just love that. It's the little details that bring everything to life, I think. Thank you so much! :)

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 3 on 9/24/2017
Oh dear! Somehow I thought I had already commented on this chapter!

I love the delightful hobbit scene you have created, from the makeshift privacy screen to Sam's potato soup to Pippin's chatter. I am also falling for your OCs!
They are so respectful and awed, yet they try to follow Aragorn's insistence that they not be formal with the hobbits.

Author Reply: Thank you! I can never resist an idea for a Cormallen story. It's truly my "happy place". I've never had potato soup myself, but I suspect it's quite yummy.

BitsayReviewed Chapter: 3 on 9/17/2017
I am enjoying this gentle tale! Thank you. 😊

Author Reply: Thank you, Bitsay. Happy hobbits make me happy! I spent a lovely day today working on chapter 4. :)

lbiloverReviewed Chapter: 3 on 9/10/2017
Ooh, a cliffhanger! I admit I have no idea what they have planned for the candlewax to help Frodo, but I am intrigued and anxious to find out. I hope it won't be long until chapter 4!!

Author Reply: I do love fluffy cliffhangers! I *hope* to start writing chapter 4 this week, even with visitors coming to town -- five cousins, one niece, and a couple of friends!

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 3 on 9/9/2017
“Gimli, is there anything about this camp you don’t know?” Pippin asked in admiration.
Gimli just chuckled, his eyes twinkling.

That was a nice first meeting. And to make it perfect it ended with a cliff-hanger, one of the good sort ;-)

Now I am really curious to find out more about the wax!

Author Reply: Thank goodness some 'cliffies' are fluffier than others. I imagine Dwarves to be very resourceful and determined, and I know that Gimli would do anything for 'his hobbits'.

Thank you, Andrea! :)

ErulisseReviewed Chapter: 3 on 9/8/2017
I'm so happy you finally have time to write again and to pick up this lovely tale. I can see these two men being brought into the magic of hobbit common sense, but still able to contribute their own wisdom to the benefit of all. I'm really enjoying this tale, my friend.

- Erulisse (one L)

Author Reply: What a lovely review, thank you. Being able to write again, a bit here and a bit there, is a vast improvement over the craziness of the past couple of months.

layneReviewed Chapter: 3 on 9/8/2017
Love all of this. So much joy and warmth in it :))

My favorite part : “Pippin is a knight of Gondor, acclaimed for his deeds,” Frodo said, his eyes beaming with pride, “and King Éomer honored Merry for service to Rohan, saving Lady Éowyn's life, and aiding in killing the Dark Lord’s servant, the Witch King of Angmar. I wish I had awoken in time for the ceremonies.”

And so much love!!

Author Reply: Thank you, Layne. Three cheers for hobbity love!

KathyGReviewed Chapter: 3 on 9/7/2017
Hey, no fair leaving me curious! I want to know how this candlewax is going to help Frodo. Are Caladir and Delumir going to try to help Sam finish healing, too?

Author Reply: *grins* We'll have to wait and see! Thank you for reading, Kathy.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 3 on 9/7/2017
Ah, yes, brushes often appear to desire to escape their duties. I have scads of them but the best of them love to hide from me. Pens are equally desirous of vacations, and scissors simply scurry away to hide under whatever they can find to hide under.

Now, to see what Frodo might find therapeutic regarding candle wax!

Author Reply: LOL, Shiremom and I went on a scissors-hunt just the other day.

NenyaGaladReviewed Chapter: 3 on 9/7/2017
Really Lovely story! Warmed my heart. Thank you very much! Looking forward anxiously to the next chapter!

Author Reply: Thank you! Happy hobbits make my heart happy.

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