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Eucatastrophe: The Return  by Dreamflower 118 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 8/20/2008
Perfect. Thank you for this, too.

Author Reply: Well, Ithildin did such meticulous work on that translation, and I felt that it needed to be acknowledged. I have great awe for those who have taught themselves JRRT's beautiful languages, and it was so kind of her to share her expertise!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: Epilogue on 8/20/2008
Ah, what a delight, to have Frodo coming home just in time to be there for Rose's pregnancy with Frodo-lad. What a joy for all four! Home indeed.

Author Reply: Yes, well I looked at the timing of things, and I realized that it would have to be that way! And of course, it gave Frodo the perfect excuse to leave Sam at home with Rose, LOL!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 15 on 8/20/2008
What a wonderful thing to waken to this morning! A most marvelous wedding indeed! Bless you for it! And bless to happily married Hobbits, blessed to have all they love best, save only King and Queen, at their wedding!

Author Reply: If you had not written that review for the MEFAs, I would never have known that I had a chapter missing! Imagine my surprise when I went to check on something and discovered that the chapter was "hidden"!

I would have loved to have the King and Queen there, but alas, you can only take an AU so far without going totally Over-The-Top.

Queen GaladrielReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 1/24/2008
*sighs happily* Ah, now I've *really* had my Hobbity fix today. I can't put into words how nice that is in the wilderness of the long, dull school year, especially right after semester exams! :)

I thought I had finished this, but I guess I lost my place and didn't, so I just reread most of it and then finished up. Oh, what a glorious wedding for Merry and Estelle! *I* even cried a little, LOL! And that song of Pippin's is absolutely lovely and now has a rolicking, very Hobbitlike tune running around and around in my head...*thinks of the piano* :)

I love the end, that Rose figured Frodo and Legolas out! *grins* But of course she would, being a clever Hobbitess...and having Frodo and Sam as her "lads". :) Thank you for a most excellent read, and what a lovely long treat to see so much of your fantastic AU!
God bless,
Galadriel

Author Reply: I just realized I had never answered this lovely review, dear! My apologies! I hope that the rest of your school year was less dull!

Someday, I'd love to hear the hobbity tune you came up with for Pip's song!

Rose is a sharp one. In my story "The Taste of Strawberries" she realizes that Mr. Frodo knows she's expecting Elanor beforehand, so now she's alert to those sly little smiles!

PIppinfan1988Reviewed Chapter: Epilogue on 8/19/2007
Yes! That one, lol. *sigh* That is another sweet and wonderful tale with Merry and Estella. Gosh -- was it that long ago -- Challenge 11?

And I'll take the opportunity here that my swiss-cheese memory let slip yesterday, but I saw Merry and Estella's wedding contract on LJ and it's just beautiful!! The green and gold knotwork is exquisite, as is the little Shire portrait in the upper left corner. I loved every single detail about it!

Author Reply: I can't believe I did not answer this! And it's been a whole year!!!

I am so pleased that you loved the document. I had a blast with it!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: Epilogue on 8/18/2007
Home - yes! And he'll see all his nieces and nephews grow up and everything! *spins around in celebration*

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Yes, he certainly will!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 14 on 8/18/2007
How marvelous that Frodo was there to celebrate with his Merry! Love the marriage document too. Appreciate all the work - and love - that you put into it!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Yes, marvelous for both Frodo *and* Merry!

I had so much fun doing that. Hobbit weddings are a delight to have, and I love to do their "marriage lines" LOL!

PIppinfan1988Reviewed Chapter: Epilogue on 8/18/2007
NO!!! **Gasps** This isn't the END, is it???

I was *so* into this most wonderful universe you created! There *must* be more to tell. Doesn't Frodo develop a friendship with a spinster or (heaven forbid) get married?? Doesn't he ever have little ones of his own? LOL, I mean, if you're going AU with Frodo, may as well go all the way with it. :-)

You have a marvelous, fantastic way of spinning a brilliant story! You know, the "cherry" on top of the Ice-cream Sundae would have been if you had added a link to that glorious story of Merry and Estella's "morning after" you wrote some time ago. :-)

Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful Post-Quest Travellers. I really enjoyed reading every single tale.

Author Reply: Well, it *is* the end of *this* story! But there are several "Eucatastrophe" stories in the Alternate Universe section of my chronology--including the first one, which actually takes place a few years later than this. In point of fact, all of them take place later than this one except the Galadriel drabble in "Alphabet".

No, my Frodo never weds, but he is quite happy to be "Uncle Frodo" to his friend's children, as you might see in some of the other "Eucatastrophe" stories.

You mean this one? "Wedding Night"
http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3043&cid=11995


PIppinfan1988Reviewed Chapter: 14 on 8/18/2007
I can't think of a more perfect wedding for Merry and Estella! I have so enjoyed this; sitting here sippin a hot cup of tea, reading about my most favourite Brandybuck get ready for his wedding. I wholly enjoyed the ENTIRE wedding -- I rather enjoyed myself! :-)

Merry needed no prompting, he pulled Estella close to him, and kissed her thoroughly, to the loud cheers of all the guests.

Frodo heard Merimac chuckled. Hes welcoming her into the family in proper Brandybuck fashion!


LOL, that was too cute!



Author Reply: I'm so very glad you enjoyed the wedding! I had so much fun with it! Did you get to look at the Wedding Contract?

I just thought that Merry, once he'd overcome the pre-wedding jitters, would be very confident in showing his love for Estella for all to see!

Hai TookReviewed Chapter: Epilogue on 8/17/2007
Oh, I was able to get the last couple of chapters in this afternoon :) You really have quite a talent for detail. I can always see things so clearly when you write them, I loved how you described the wedding and Estella, the marriage lines, everything! It is lovely that Frodo got to be there and Gandalf, that they could see Merry happy and everything would have made things better for everyone else as well!

I loved the epilogue with Rose and Frodo. I like that Rose remembered that Frodo had predicted a boy next. Wonderful! What a happy ending to such a neat story! Thank you!

Author Reply: Why, thank you! I always worry that I put in *too much* detail, so it's nice to know when I've got it right! And I'm glad you liked the marriage lines--I had so much fun doing those!! This AU is a lot of fun for the people who live in it, I think!

And I'm so glad you liked the epilogue as well--Rose is a very sharp lass, I do think!

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