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Turnabout  by Ariel 81 Review(s)
Lily the HobbitReviewed Chapter: 4 on 2/25/2005
What a heart-rending chapter. I loved every bit of converstation and if Merry's words had not moved me to tears, Frodo's thoughts certainly did.

Merry had been thinking of him while standing in that golden field and his remembrance had been touched with loss. Irretrievable loss. The kind you would only feel for one who was gone beyond any hope of meeting again. The kind you felt for those who were dearly loved but who had long since died.

Author Reply:

*Sticks knife in, twists*

LOL! Well, you knew I couldn't manage even a simple little tale without a mountain of angst, did you?

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 4 on 2/25/2005
Again, very beautiful and gentle. Thank you.

Author Reply:

And thank YOU for telling me you liked it! It's an incredible gift and one of the best things about fanfic that we get feedback and appreciation. Your kind words are always appreciated.

CuthalionReviewed Chapter: 4 on 2/25/2005
"The only part of him that's left is like a memory of what was, and yet I am so terrified of losing even that little bit that I couldn't duck into the hearth before him." He looked up again. "I didn't know if hed have followed me."

This gives me the shiver. Incredibly good. And this, of course:

Merry had been thinking of him while standing in that golden field and his remembrance had been touched with loss. Irretrievable loss. The kind you would only feel for one who was gone beyond any hope of meeting again. The kind you felt for those who were dearly loved but who had long since died.

Wonderful. Melancholic, true, and yet full of a strange peace. Great. Ariel. Simply great.

Author Reply:

Well, you knew I couldn't write a simple H/C without some serious angst, did you?!? LOL! Thank you, my dear. The praise of the praiseworthy is a gift indeed!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 3 on 2/24/2005
Love the gentleness of the story, the obvious love between the Hobbits and their companions, the closeness of Aragorn.

Author Reply:

At least now I can say I love that about your stuff too!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 2 on 2/24/2005
Again, well written and beautiful. Lovely images.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/24/2005
Well written and enjoyable. Love the image of Frodo seeking to protect and comfort Merry here.

Author Reply: Thank you, Larner! I very much enjoyed writing him this way - it is very much the way I always saw him.

lovethosehobbitsReviewed Chapter: 4 on 2/24/2005
Oh, so bittersweet and sad...cried, you know. I love your fics....can't wait for more, my dear. tree

Author Reply:

Awww! One more chapter, hon! I also am working my way through yours! Up to chapter 6 (I know, pathetic reading speed too - but it's mostly because of lack of sit down time!)

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 4 on 2/24/2005
Ah, Merry and Pippin together... how well they understand one another!

Beef liver sandwiches? And he goes along quietly? Goodness, he's braver than I thought!

I have expressed that same thought on previous occasions... that our loved ones are never completely gone as long as someone who loves them remembers.

One good thing about having no working word processor is that I can use writing time for reading instead. Or dusting and vacuuming. Decisions, decisions.

Author Reply:

LOL!!! Oh, those difficult decisions! *grin* I am glad you are reading instead - and so are those dustbunnies!

BodkinReviewed Chapter: 3 on 2/23/2005
Saucy Merry. I don't think he's in the condition to deliver at the moment! And I don't blame Frodo for wanting to escape the Houses of Healing to get home - although his bruises sound really nasty.

Author Reply:
I do love my hobbits with sauce... :D

Hai TookReviewed Chapter: 3 on 2/23/2005
I was more than a little worried about Frodo! I'm glad that he didn't sustain too much harm. Poor Sam! How would he feel if they survived Mt Doom only for Frodo to be buried alive, on his way to be rescued no less! Wise of Legolas to go in search of Pippin. It would be terrible to hear a jumbled account of things.

I couldn't help but laugh when Merry was waking up! At least he is conscious enough to make a bit of a joke. Looking forward to more and seeing how things progress!

Author Reply:
Muhahahaha... my rep for Frodo-angst preceeds me. Hhehehhee.

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