*Sob!* So beautiful, just... words fail me. Amazing. Magnificent. Perfect imagery, exactly how I imagined it. I could never possibly imagine either Merry or Pippin existing without the other in the world for any length of time. My favorite was the descriptions of Pippin's life flashing before his eyes and then of the Shores. Flawless in plot and description, your best work to date!
Author's Response: *blushes* I wouldn't call it anything perfect or amazing but I did have a fun time writing it. Well, not 'fun', but I think you know what I mean. The story's theme turned into something else than I originally had planned but I'm happy with what it became. THANKS! Your reviews are great! -Fay
Oh, gosh. Wow. Great angst, but it's sad that Pippin's last words to Merry were said in an angry tone. But Merry seems to know how Pippin truly feels. Well done- I can never summon up the courage to kill my characters, especially these two, although I have considered writing alternate endings to my preexisting stories in which they die. I'm looking forward to more of this, though something tells me I'll be crying! :)
Author's Response: Well I think as writers, it is very difficult to kill off characters, especially ones we like. There's no doubt about that. As for the angst, I wrote this after one someone I knew died. Actually I think it happened only about a month ago. She died young, she was only in her thirties, (much different than Merry's situation) but I based a lot of Pippin's thoughts and feelings on my own, and it just helped me to release my own pain for the matter. Thanks again for all of your continued reviews! -Fay
I think I'm getting hints of foreshadowing from this, but I'm not sure what's going to happen. I'm excited to see what's next!
Author's Response: I wished I had written more and I need to write more often! But I think I'll update soon because I have a long weekend. And in the coming future I'm planning on starting a full length story. *rolls back sleeves* I'm going to go to work and attempt to put the old plot bunny to work.
Is this going to continue? It seems to have ended rather abruptly- I want to see what happens! (But I warn you, if you kill either Merry or Pippin, you will have to deal with a very sad, very weepy Traveller!) Kidding. It's your story, do what you want with it! It makes me sad to think of Pippin not having auburn hair anymore. :( Awww, Merry has a son, too! And you call Faramir Took "Fair", too! I have to know, did you get that from my stories, or did you just think, as I did, that it would be the perfect nickname? Because as far as I know, my sister Midnight and I (and now you!) are the only people that call him Fair. Very touching, great job, keep it up!
Author's Response: Ah, I do I have a nasty habit of making chapters that end abruptly. I do that partly on purpose, to make readers want to read on. *grins evilly* It will continue, rest assured. But I won't say what happens, although it IS supposed to be a rather sad tale... And about the name "Fair". That came off the top of my head. I was trying to think of what Pippin would call his son and it just came to me. Great minds think alike!