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Parting Gifts  by Fiondil 19 Review(s)
6336Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/24/2007
Oh, nice. I have always known that Legolas and Gimli had a special bond, I think Legolas has been a surogate son for Gimli in some ways. Was Gimli ever married? I know there is a derth of female Dwarfs, so maybe not, not much is known of his early life any way, so who knows!
Gimli always has had a 'thing' for Galadrial, it was good that she was able to see him one last time.
How caring of Gimli to make sure that Legolas would be taken care of when he was gone.
All in all a very nice fic.
More please,

Author Reply: Thank you for you review. I appreciate it very much and I'm glad you liked the story. No, not much is known about Gimli's life, either before or after the Ring War. Much that we read about him in fanfic is pure speculation. Still, we know enough about him personality-wise to be able to write about him and his friendship with Legolas. There may be more such stories in the future but that depends on what my muse has in mind. *grin*

ellieReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/23/2007
what a sad yet hopeful tale! So light hearted yet tinged with sorrow at the impending parting. Loved the 11th hour meeting with the kings and the wondrous meeting with the Valar. you write a wonderfully playful gimli and leggy. I'm impressed with your feel for the resident dwarf's personality. very nicely done!

Author Reply: Thanks ellie, I'm glad you liked how I portrayed Gimli and Legolas. I've not written a story about Gimli before and wasn't sure if I"d gotten him right. I"m gratified to know that I did.

Pearl TookReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/23/2007
This was a wonderful, beautiful and touching story. I cried through a good deal of it. Thank you so much for giving Gimli such a wonderful death. I loved his gift to Galadriel, it was perfect!

Author Reply: Thanks Pearl, I'm glad you enjoyed this story. I thought Gimli's gift to Galadriel was most appropriate and consistent with his character and the way he felt about her.

Agape4GondorReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/22/2007
I love your 'dying' tales and yet find them so very sad. I just love what companionship you show between the two... the gifts were wondrous... especially Gimli's to Legolas... dear Gandalf, er, Olorin - babysitting again! LOL

Author Reply: Thanks, Agape. I'm glad you liked this and all my other 'dying' tale, however sad. And Olórin babysitting, or in this case, elf-sitting, is what he does best, so he'll be in his element. *grin*

ElflingimpReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/22/2007
Alls I can say is aw!!!

Author Reply: Thanks Elflingimp, I'm glad you enjoyed this tale.

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/22/2007
This was quite beautiful. The friendship between Legolas and Gimli was a remarkable and amazing thing--and for Legolas, well, most of his dearest friends had been mortal.

Now only he and Gandalf are left of the Fellowship.

I really loved the concern Gimli had for leaving Legolas behind--he wanted to take as much care of him as he could beforehand.

Very well done!!

Author Reply: Thanks Dreamflower. I appreciate your review. Legolas, I think, will have a hard time adjusting to not having any mortal friends, but I have no doubt that in time and with the help of people like Olórin, Finrod and the Valar, he'll adjust. That was Gimli's main concern — that Legolas might fade rather than learn to live without his mortal friends.

mistry89Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/21/2007
I tend to avoid fics after The Sailing - they make me sad. This one brought a huge lump to my throat, but there is some happiness beyond that.
I do like the point being made that Legolas has not mingled much with others since arrival, which makes sense given that Gimli had a clock ticking.
Thank you!

Author Reply: Well, I'm glad you read this tale anyway, even if it did make you sad. Partings are always sad, whether for a short time or forever. I'm sure even Gimli found it hard, but was better at hiding it than Legolas. No doubt knowing that Gimli did not have much time, Legolas was reluctant to leave his side for any length of time.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/21/2007
I sort of put off reading this elsewhere so as to read it here, and wish now I hadn't. A wise Dwarf indeed, our Gimli son of Gloin. I've read one other in which he had completed his own tomb before offering himself up that was delightful, but this is so--so Gimli, somehow, complete to the worrying about the twin gift of his own from the Lady that he completed for her, and his concern that without help Legolas might fade at his own passing.


Author Reply: Hi Larner! Well, wherever you ended up reading it, I'm glad you did and that you enjoyed it. Yes, Gimli is a wise dwarf indeed and I tried to convey that as well as his dwarfishness that is alien to the elvishness of the other characters. Thanks for reviewing.

Nieriel RainaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/21/2007
I already told you how much I loved this, even if it made me sob like a baby. Wonderful look at these two, especially Gimli, who holds a special place in my heart. I'm glad to see it posted here. Off to add it to my favs.


Author Reply: Yes, I already know how you feel about this story, don't I? *LOL*. Glad you liked it anyway.

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