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Washed Clean  by Larner 37 Review(s)
harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 7 on 2/23/2011
"Not all tears are an evil!"....Lovely Larner.

Author Reply: No, in this case they were signs of a great good as what remained of the taint of the Ring was washed away, as well as the great scar on Frodo's spirit left by Its effects on him being loosened and him finding that once again he can begin to live fully again.

Thanks so very much, Harrowcat!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 7 on 2/22/2011
For the Powers to allow Frodo and Bilbo to sail West, they must have taken very good care of them once they arrived. For Bilbo to live long enough to see his lad healed is lovely.

Author Reply: I really don't believe that Bilbo would have gone on until he was pretty certain that Frodo was indeed on the road to recovery himself. And I strongly suspect that indeed the Valar took a personal interest in seeing Frodo find his own peace. After all, they've not had a good deal of face-to-face experience with mortals as yet--he must be fascinating to them.

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 6 on 2/18/2011
Antane, what a great observation!

I never connected the death of Frodo's parents, with his saving Sam from drowning at that point in time.

Amazing, that Frodo can talk so calmly about it now. It is good to see him healing.

Author Reply: Oh, yes, I am convinced that Frodo's indeed actively healing, finding more and more to appreciate each day. Thanks so, and thanks so for yesterday. And glad Zoe's doing well at the moment!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 6 on 2/18/2011
I think that must have been a terrifying time for Frodo, watching Sam, knowing his parents met the same end. I love the way they show it in the movie, especially the wide shot of them in the middle of the lake, in great danger because of the great amount of enemies around, but all they care about at that moment is holding each other. So wonderfully done! Cheers for hobbity love!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: I'd not thought of watching what was happening with Sam in terms of Primula and Drogo, either; a wonderful catch there, Antane! And in this case, Life won! Thanks so, Antane!

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 5 on 2/15/2011
I think Frodo is very right here.

But since he lets follow those rather sad words a brilliant smile, we know that his healing has already made good progress.

Author Reply: Oh, I do agree. And, yes, he's definitely healing now!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 5 on 2/15/2011
We all prize that smile, don't we? :) How wonderful to see it and to have him say that he returning to life.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: I certainly treasure it, Antane. And Bilbo must have found it much easier to go on, knowing that Frodo was once again enjoying this life. Thanks so!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 4 on 2/8/2011
This is so wonderful to see him healing so well and even a little dancing here! :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: I so agree, Antane!

Elena TirielReviewed Chapter: 4 on 2/8/2011
Oh, these are delightful, Larner! We can rejoice in the healing of Frodo, and the love and companionship he receives from his dear "Uncle" Bilbo.

My favorite is the last one; I have always been unduly fascinated by the waterfalls at Rivendell, and I love seeing that Elrond and Celebrķan have found someplace to dwell that reminds them of it. (And the twins, when they eventually arrive, at least in my 'verse.) I can see the site in my mind's eye, as you describe it so beautifully! I wonder if the Valar schemed, er, collaborated to create it for them, as a reward for staving off Darkness for so long?

These brighten my day, Larner... thank you for sharing them!

- Barbara

Author Reply: Am so glad that you're enjoying them. I suspect that Bilbo remained with Frodo at least until he was certain that Frodo was indeed beginning to recover his ability to appreciate joy and beauty once more. I was amazed by the vision of Rivendell created by PJ's folk, and laughed at the commentary as they described how they couldn't seem to limit how many waterfalls they had pouring into the valley.

I'm certain that the Valar would have wanted to offer Elrond as beautiful a spot as possible to live once he was there within the Undying Lands.

And thank you for your lovely comments!

Erulisse (one L)Reviewed Chapter: 4 on 2/7/2011
I am really enjoying this small series of slices into Frodo's life after his travels West. This one was especially nice to me. Thanks for sharing.

- Erulisse (one L)

Author Reply: Am glad that my responses to the water challenges on Tolkien Weekly have offered so much pleasure. And I think so far this is my favorite as well.

ArmarielReviewed Chapter: 4 on 2/7/2011
Who indeed?

Then again, it's rather hard to place a busty marble statue of a nude lady holding up a large mouth bass with water pouring out of it, and six fat little cherubs frolicking all around, in a waterfall...........

Author Reply: You have me laughing at this one, Armariel! Although I usually imagine her holding that blasted pitcher that never seems to empty, no matter how much she spills out of it! Heh!

Thanks for the giggle!

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