Reviews for In The Grey Twilight
shirebound chapter 5 . 12/7/2002
You are such an exquisite writer. "haunted by ghosts whose names she would never know..." Wow. This chapter is so beautiful, so absolutely perfect, I can't even put it into words. Wonderful, Heidi, just wonderful.
Isildae chapter 4 . 11/28/2002
I'm so in love! You really have a knack for getting me teary eyed, except now I'm crying for Rosie, and I usually hate Rosie! I want Sam and Frodo together soooooo bad, and yet I fear for Rosie, what will Rosie do if that happens? Poor Rosie!

See you've done it again, and you should be proud.

Keep up the *magnificant* work!
A Elbereth chapter 4 . 11/28/2002
It was good and long! I loved it ooo... I seriously got lost in this story and when I was done I was thinking, 'oh yes, I'm at my computer, not in M.E.' hehehe _

Can't wait for the next chapter!
shirebound chapter 4 . 11/28/2002
My goodness, what a beautifully written chapter. The description of Frodo falling into the early October darkness and emptiness was amazing; about the best description of it I've ever read.
Bottlesandcats chapter 2 . 11/24/2002
This is great! I love it! Horrid cliffhangers, please continue. I'll be waiting.
Isildae chapter 3 . 11/19/2002
WOW. . .No words can describe what I feel right now except that I am crying, and that its a deep and soul-shattering feeling. This is perhaps the best piece of fiction I've read so far on the Net, and do you know why? Because its so simple. No HUGE words, or drawn out metaphors, just true storytelling that gets right to heart of the matter. Your writing is so light and pure and yet immense in its ability to stir the soul. I felt such depth while reading, such sadness, and such love. I'm rambling now but what I'm trying to say is that you truely have a gift, and you KNOW your Tolkien! I'm still crying you know-The gift exchange was perfect, and had a similar effect that the Elves Passing scene in the EE DVD of FOTR had one me: It's just so Frodo and Sam!

Please finish this fic, PLEASE! Take your time(as much as you need) But please promise us you'll finish this, it's pure Magic!
ADeender chapter 3 . 11/18/2002
Wow, this is a great story, I could actually see it happening. It's all very realistic and the sadness gives it a certain beauty. Please continue.
Lily Gem chapter 3 . 11/18/2002
Aww... This story is...amazing... The snippet with the lava rocks from Mount Doom - wow... That nearly made me cry.. Hmn... And the gifts were wonderful. Beautiful. Please, take all the time you need to write and post the next chapter; you're doing exquisitely so far! _

Oh, and this is going on my favorites list, by the way.
A Elbereth chapter 3 . 11/18/2002
This was very sweet! I can't wait for more! Don't worry about how long it takes to write a chapter. As long as you do it to your satisfaction, time has no place in your accomplishments here. _
Inkstain chapter 3 . 11/18/2002
Trilliah - a reviewer after my own heart! We kindred spirits are drawn together.

This fic gets better and better. My lips are quivering and I'm almost crying; I'd wager listening to 'Iris' by the Goo Goo dolls as I read it was a bad idea emotions wise. Coincedental, too, though;

"And I'd give up forever, to touch you,

'Cause I know that you feel me somehow.

You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be;

And I don't want to go home right now..."

*sniff*

I would be profound and explain why I'm loving this, but I already have. It just gets more emotive and wonderful. The imagery of the sea as a constant companion has enhanced my viewing of the story , which is fantastic - I want fic to challenge and move me.

Also, the line:

'As he fought back the volcanic upheaval in his chest, he felt Frodo's cool white hand on his arm, and something fluttered inside him like great soft wings...' is wonderful. Great wings in your chest; that is the feeling, dead on.

Do as much soul searching as it takes you to keep this almost translucently beautiful fic coming. I will wait!

Well, I'll get impatient too; but only in the nicest possible, *encouraging* sense. :D
Haeharmaiel chapter 3 . 11/18/2002
This is absolutely beautiful. Very poignant and bittersweet. I love the way you have put Frodo's feelings across. I thought the idea with the rocks from Mount Doom was inspired - how on earth did that come to you?

My other favourite bit in the whole thing so far has been, of course, the gift exchange. I thought it wonderful, the way Sam gave Frodo a pen. What a wonderful gift for him, even if it is not quite what he desires :) And I also loved the watch, and it's inscription, and the way Frodo said . "It's just a thing. It's not what I'd give you, if I were the Lady and could grant wishes."

Thank you so much for writing this, and I do hope you carry on!
Trilliah chapter 3 . 11/18/2002
Aw, sadness is fine. *grins* I just like to complain. But I'm actually addicted to angst, so this story is just perfect. I was so excited to see another chapter! Would that everyone updated this often (myself included...*glances around guiltily*). And thanks for the warning that the next chapter will be a while-nice to know.

So! Where to even start? I'm adoring this story more than I have words to express. I can't really say why, exactly...well, yes I can. It's because it feels like an extention of Tolkien, that's why. That's the most basic reason. Your use of canon is probably one of the best I've ever seen-an example being the "Samwise" name reference. I'm always so psyched when authors know Samwise means 'half-wise'-a lot of people (even the BBC radio version!) seem to think it means Sam's 'wise,' when it actually means the opposite. Then just...well, all of this is wonderful! I like slash in all its forms, and I'm going to have to agree with another one of the reviewers-this is very much non-physical slash. I mean, it doesn't MATTER if it's physical or not, the way you write it. It *transcends* the physical. It's not even *necessary*, because it's a love between *souls*. And the fact that the love doesn't lay its foundation in anything physical is just another way of demonstrating how *deep* it is. Not that physical is bad-not at all! Just that it's wonderful that you can write it *unnecessary*. *pauses to read what she's written* Does that make any sense? I mean, physical love would just be one way of expressing it-but you do so just as well with an embrace or a glance. Oh, and the *gifts*-those were *wonderful*! I love the inscription in the watch. It's so...well, just PERFECT! And the quill...they just seem to *know* what to give one another.

I'm very interested to see where this ends up. I'll be happy either way, because the reading of it was so enjoyable-even if you *do* end it sad. *grins* And yes, I agree-all great stories like this do have an undercurrent of saddness. And it's so achingly beautiful-Frodo and Sam genuinely want only the best for one another, their own wants be damned. Pardon the language. :) So yes! If you hadn't caught on by now, I'm adoring this story, the style, just...EVERYTHING about it. And I'm sorry if this review is somewhat incoherent. I tend to get that way sometimes. :)

So! Looking forward to whatever brilliance you bestow upon us next! :) Thanks so much for writing!

~Trills
Uggi chapter 2 . 11/18/2002
This is excellent! Very sensitive and beautifully written - I was really moved by it. Looking forward to the next chapter!
shirebound chapter 3 . 11/18/2002
"Do you suppose there's a bit of It, melted and hidden, in all those rocks?" Wow, what a concept! I think there might be a whole story just in that short sentence.

This is truly beautiful. Even though I suspect we know where it's going, there's always hope things might turn out differently? No matter, I look forward to future chapters eagerly.
shirebound chapter 2 . 11/18/2002
This is a beautifully written piece. I especially love the lines, "...it was a bit like tending a little fire whose embers were flickering and needed constant care." and "It's like a never ending sunset for me." Such sweet poignancy! On to Chapter 3...
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