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The Archives Incident  by Dreamflower 35 Review(s)
Lily BagginsReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/23/2007
Oh, Dreamflower, this was wonderful! Such love and caring and support between the hobbits, and yet this story was also a bit chilling---being left nearly alone, in the dark, with rats abounding. I love the mixture of so many emotions here.

But the best part was the Frodo h/c, I must say... and being carried away by Aragorn, and tucked into bed, and given porridge ... and I'd love to see a sequel in which Frodo does indeed impart the contents of those scrolls to the minstrels.

Author Reply: I do like a mixture of emotions: angst, adventure, humor and fluff, all scrambled up together!

As for a sequel, well, as soon as the bunny gets big enough...

PIppinfan1988Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/23/2007
I loved this! I do like Frodo-Pippin tales - there aren't enough of them. Frodo's tenderness toward Pippin was an absolute delight, and Pippin's protectiveness over his older cousin was just as lovely. I really enjoyed reading this sweet and suspense-filled tale.

Why is it that whenever I read your tales I come away with my mouth watering and my stomach grumbling? :-P I have not a clue, lol! Porridge laced with cream, and butter and honey... I have to remember I'm NOT a hobbit and I cannot eat a hobbit-sized "snack" just before I go to bed, lol.


Author Reply: The cousins love one another and look out for one another. And Pippin's been the "baby" of their little "family" for a long time--any threat to him is bound to make Frodo want to look after him: he's done so all his life. But Pippin is equally protective of Frodo--that's *why* he came on the Quest, after all! And sometimes, just as I like to show the dynamic of only Frodo and Merry, I also like to show the dynamic of only Frodo and Pippin. (And, of course, Dana asked for it. But then she knows what I like, too--she knew just what to ask for to get something a lot longer than the promised drabble, LOL!)

*giggle* Hobbits and food just *go* together--I mean, for goodness' sake, they eat six or seven meals a day! It just doesn't seem hobbity to me *not* to feed them! 8-D

Baggins BabeReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/23/2007
This is a lovely story - full of affection between Pippin and Frodo. The archive sounds wonderful but I wouldn't want to be locked in there. I work in an archive and I've never locked anyone in! I'll bet Aragorn will have a few words with that archivist!

The rats sounded pretty nerve-wracking but clever Frodo kept his head. Poor Pip, still the young tween needing his older cousin. I'm so glad they were found though.

Author Reply: I love to show Pippin and Frodo together--it's not often done, so when Dana asked for it, I was very happy to oblige!

When I was a child, one of my favorite fantasies was of getting locked up in a library! (But not under quite such scary circumstances!) I don't think the poor Archivist was used to having anyone there--I would guess visitors were rare during the War.

Well, as you could see, there was a bit of history behind Pippin's nerves! But Frodo would have taken good care of him.

I'm glad they were found as well.

Queen GaladrielReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/23/2007
Oh yes, what an adventure! Dear me! And when I get time, I must read the Brandy Hall Incident.

LOL! I love the poem about Thorongil! Hahaha...that sounds like some of my attempts at poetry when I'm having a bad day! *grins* You simply must do a story about Menelcar surprising Aragorn with it sometime, involving Pippin, of course! :)

Frodo looked at him with haunted eyes and then whispered, “No, you wouldn’t know--you never saw it. That’s the inscription from--from the Ring. This must
be the account Isildur wrote, which Gandalf found…”

Ah, I was wondering when someone would address this. I've wondered about it often enough, but when it came down to it, I wasn't brave enough (I don't know why, that stuff doesn't bother me--to write anyway). I love dear Pip's reaction. :) I'd be mad, too.

Ugh! Rats! *cringes* I hate rats, they're scary! Frodo's inginuity is wonderful. I never would have thought of crushing a wooden box and then climbing on a table and throwing the splinters!

And of course I love when they're found and the coziness at the end! :) Thank you for a very delightful read!
God bless,

Author Reply: Well, yes, if you do read it, you will understand why that situation kind of threw Pippin, even after all he had been through on the Quest.

Everyone wants a follow-up on that scroll! Believe me, I am quite sure that sooner or later the bunnies will tell me what happened!

It had to be a shock for Frodo to come across that. In a way, it was a good thing for him that they got in that predicament, because it took his mind right off it! And yes, Pippin was angry at Frodo having to see that!

Frodo's pretty clever and resourceful. And having something to throw would make any hobbit feel just a bit safer!

"Coziness at the end". That's how a hobbit story *should* end! ;-)

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/23/2007
I'm just crazy about this story, and hope there will be a sequel. I love the gentle hobbit h/c, Frodo's courage and protectiveness, and the wonderful contrast of the two very different scrolls. It's lovely to see Frodo and Pippin having a post-Quest adventure together.

Author Reply: Thank you for reviewing here, too! I'm so glad you liked the story!

I love to show Frodo's protective side--it *is* after all, why he went on the Quest in the first place, because there were people and places he loved and wanted to protect.

Yes, I did kind of want to make a contrast there. I had thought of the Isildur scroll being there from the beginning, and then Pippin found the other one, quite a surprise to me--but I thought that it would show a contrast between the darkness of the Ring and the light-heartedness of humor.

I think it's quite fun! *grin*

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