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Another Moment of your Time  by Larner 490 Review(s)
AndreaReviewed Chapter: 4 on 3/11/2010
Great one, Larner!

So much said with so few words.

Who wouldn't like to stop the time or even go back to a happier time at some point? Especially Frodo must have known this feeling.
But it was also Frodo who showed us that there is always hope, as long as we carry on!

P.S.: Handy is a very interesting "American" hobbit. I'll go check on his progress now.

Author Reply: He carried on beyond the scope of his own hope, allowing others to know theirs. And to find his own hope again he had to leave Middle Earth completely. Thanks so.

And glad you are finding Handy interesting--and I'm certain Celeritas thanks you, too. A happy Sunday to you!

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 3 on 3/11/2010
I do love it when you explore the pain of loss like this. At least Sam still has some hope that Frodo can be healed before death even if it isn't through his own care.

Author Reply: Yes, he has that hope--and I do trust that hope was not disappointed.

Thanks so very much, Harrowcat!

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 4 on 3/11/2010
We spend a lot of time growing up and wishing to be older than we are. But it takes a moment like this, when reality hits, for us to wish time would stand still or go backwards.

If I only have time to comment once Larner where would you prefer I do it?

Author Reply: Yes, reality has hit--all the rights--and responsibilities--of adulthood thrust at him all at the same time, and the loss of the one he loves as a parent and friend.

As for where you should comment--I can't say for certain, but I certainly understand how replying in a number of places can be at least time consuming. Wherever you wish!

PeriantariReviewed Chapter: 3 on 3/10/2010
This is so beautiful. I love the last line about his "Master's Light"-- loved the dialogue between Rosie and Sam regarding Frodo's possible departure. You've written the characters so well in sounding like them in their concern and their tone of voice.
It's great that there is a gap-filler regarding those times before Frodo leaves-- interesting detail to him seeing his lawyers and going to the bankers.

Wonderful job as usual, Larner!

Author Reply: Am so glad you find this so, Periantari. I have come to love all the Hobbits of the Shire so, including even Lobelia in the end.

And I cannot imagine Frodo not making certain all his business was brought up to date as well as possible. He'd not wish for his leaving to prove an unnecessary burden upon Sam and Rosie. We know he made these two the heirs of Bag End, which would necessitate consultations with his bankers of discretion and his lawyer. I'm just glad he was able to find the proper heir to himself as Bilbo was able to find before he left the Shire.

Thanks so!

cookiefleckReviewed Chapter: 3 on 2/21/2010
I know this story is Frodo-centric in intent, but what I like best about it is the loving interaction between Sam and Rosie. And, as I already mentioned elsewhere, I really love this phrase as I think it evocatively sums up some of the elements of Sam's personality that I admire: "He knuckled away his own tears..."

Thank you again for writing this on the occasion of my birthday. Your thoughtfulness is VERY much appreciated!

Author Reply: It is such an honor to know hos much you enjoyed this. I know how much Sam means to you, and I wanted a time for him and Rosie to shine, accepting what must come all too soon at this point. And I enjoy writing birthday gifts! Thanks so!

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 3 on 2/18/2010
I'm glad that not only Sam but also his wife understand now why Frodo has to leave and accept it. They are not so far away from the truth.

Right now, however, his brow wasnít furrowed as he sleptóno, it was smooth, and there was such a peaceful look to him as he lay there on his side, and there was no question he was glowing somewhat as he dozed.

What a beautiful image!

Author Reply: I believe they both must have realized the parting loomed, Andrea. And they needed reason to feel at peace with the idea, I think. So glad you feel that image is beautiful. Thank you!

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 3 on 2/17/2010
Letting go of someone is one of the most pain-filled things ever - even with the hope of seeing them again. You show this so beautifully.

Author Reply: I know, Liz. Thank you so!

ArmarielReviewed Chapter: 3 on 2/16/2010
A nice moment. Ah, if he only knew..........

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Author Reply: He will know, one day....

Thanks, Armariel.

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 3 on 2/16/2010
I love that Sam saw his beloved's light so well. I was afraid when he said Come see, that it would bad news but it was beautiful and peaceful instead. He's got it figured out that Frodo will be with Bilbo and Elves, but he doesn't where. But bless his heart for knowing he's got to let go. What a memory though for him to treasure. See you after Easter!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: It will give him comfort after Frodo goes, I think. Thanks so, Antane, and may your Lent be blessed.

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 3 on 2/16/2010
What a loving home. Frodo was so well looked after, for as long as he lived there.

Author Reply: Yes, he knew such love there! Thanks so, Shirebound.

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