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Dreamflower's Mathoms III  by Dreamflower 161 Review(s)
AntaneReviewed Chapter: 27 on 10/8/2015
Loved this sweet story with the interactions between King and Queen and their beloved hobbits. Loved the story of Frodo and his stuffed mushrooms too. :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: One of my Frodo's culinary specialties was stuffed mushrooms! They made their earliest appearances in "Frodo's Cooking Lessons"!

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 27 on 10/4/2015
Aragorn gave a roguish grin. "There were no rules set down," he said, "so I do not suppose cheating even comes into it."

That is true! Aragorn and Arwen found a very clever way to obtain all the information they needed. And I am quite sure they learned many other interesting things about the four hobbits in their conversations ;-)

Author Reply: Of course they did! But they did forfeit the second part: to say which they liked best!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 27 on 10/2/2015
Perfect! And they did manage to get away with not putting anyone first, didn't they? Heh! Love the recipe, of course.

Author Reply: I'm not sure they "got away" without saying whose was best; I'm sure the hobbits will tease their King and Queen about failing to answer!

KathyGReviewed Chapter: 27 on 10/2/2015
LOL! Sneaky Aragorn and Arwen, managing to get out of telling the hobbits which dish they liked best. =)

Author Reply: Well, they thought they gid!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 25 on 7/30/2015
Sorry it took so long to get this sweet and wonderful story! Great souls indeed, and those who recognized such were themselves great too. Love it. :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Sorry for not replying sooner! I'm glad you enjoyed this story.

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 26 on 7/7/2015
Sweet! I think they would have liked such an instrument :)

Nsmarie, God bless, Antsne :)

Author Reply: I'm quite sure that Pippin most certainly would have!

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 26 on 7/5/2015
Great story! I think Faramir found the perfect birthday gift for his father. And I am sure that that Pippin's "dring" will not remain the only one in the Shire - there will be at least one more ;-)

Happy belated birthday to you!

Author Reply: Well, this reply is over a year late, but thank you very much! I can imagine that there will be more over time!

(I missed several reviews at the time.)

EruherdirielReviewed Chapter: 26 on 7/4/2015
Happy Birthday!

I love the idea of "dring-thing". That was awesome.

Author Reply: Well, here I am a year later and just now finding reviews for this story!

I thought "dring-thing" sounded rather hobbit!

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 25 on 7/2/2015
Beautifully done. I don't know if I've read this before. I forgot to look to see if I'd left a review earlier. (How odd, to be able to read a story and then forget it. But it has happened a time or two. Chalk it up to busyness and stolen moments, reading in haste.)

It's such little details as this, that breathe life into your stories.
the others had long since ceased to eat, but he reached over and took the last apple from the bowl.

I read in a review reply that you'd thought of another scene with Merry and Pippin, except it would be sad. I thought of one, too, not quite so sad -- Merry and Pippin, just after they've handed their seals to their successors and come to Gondor in their old age. Pippin is sitting on a garden bench, swinging his legs as if he were still the young hobbit, and Merry is leaning against the bench smoking his pipe, both of them talking quietly, perhaps about events long past. Elessar and Arwen are looking over a wall at them, having just been told of their arrival; that they came quietly into the city with a small travelling party of merchants, without fanfare. It is a contemplative moment, before a joyous reunion.

I hope that thought brings you comfort.

Author Reply: I know that I've always believed that Merry and Pippin had several years of a pleasant and well-deserved retirement in Gondor, being both respected and coddled and spoiled by all in the Court of Elessar.

(Sorry for not replying sooner. I am finding several reviews that I somehow missed when they first appeared!)

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 26 on 7/2/2015
Wonderful! Happy birthday!

I love Pippin and Diamond's loving relationship (and "later"!)

The Edict expired? Nice solution to a thorny problem for fanfic writers, especially those who prefer to reside in the Shire and only venture out upon occasion.


I was on pins and needles, trying to guess... I thought, perhaps, an organ, but my next thought was a piano, and when I read about the quills plucking strings on the box-harp versus hammers, I knew I was right!

Lovely story.

Author Reply: *grin* I enjoyed writing their flirty conversation!

In this AU, the Edict had a trial period, and in the year that in canon it was to become permanent, the hobbits voted to allow it to expire. Since the only ruffians were those imported by Lotho, and no Sharkey, the Scouring was a much less perilous time.

Yep. I like Menelcar.

I figured a lot of my readers would guess! I'm glad you did!

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