|Reviews for First Meeting|
| Neoinean chapter 3 . 3/27/2005
A lovely fleshing out of Tolkien's work and a fine story over all. Thanks for sharing!
| Julia chapter 3 . 3/26/2005
Really good ending, I especially liked the last line, which foreshadows Aragorn's attempts to befriend Faramir in your other tale. I am also looking forward very much to "Burden of Guilt."
I am curious as to why you think Denethor was Theoden's "Overlord." The Steward Cirion did originally grant the land of Rohan, then called Calenardhon, to Eorl after he and his Riders basically saved Gondor's arse. But the Oath of Eorl does not give Gondor any sovereignty over Rohan. "No bond shall be laid upon them other than their own laws and will, save in this only: they shall live in perpetual friendship with Gondor and its enemies shall be their enemies while both realms endure. But the same bond shall be laid also on the people of Gondor." (Cirion's words to Eorl in Unfinished Tales) Theoden as King held the highest authority in Rohan and had no Overlord.
| Laerien chapter 3 . 3/26/2005
This was great! I loved the way Aragorn helped Faramir to sleep calmer. Don’t disdain me, but during this story was the firt time I realized that if Faramir hadn’t acknowledged Aragorn as King, there would have been problems. I always believed that everyone thought the King, who returns, is their saviour, but you’re absolutely right in this FF.
I can’t wait for your next story. I hope it‘ll come soon.
| Rosie26 chapter 3 . 3/26/2005
I for one, can't get enough of this part of the tale. I enjoy your depictions of Aragorn and Faramir, and look forward to your next offering.
| Stoneage Woman chapter 3 . 3/26/2005
Hey, great to see another successfully completed story from you. I'm sorry to say that I'm putting
the sequel of 'Friend and Foe' on hold, because I have to finish 'The Terrors of Teaching Elven Teenagers'. I'll get around to it some time though.
My exams are over and they went much better than I expected. With luck, I'll get an average percentage in seventies. Keep writing! I can't wait to read more.
| Patty chapter 3 . 3/26/2005
Although I much prefer that you'd prolong the angst, this was a great short story. Aragorn's obvious, sincere concern for Faramir was sweet. Nicely done!
I loved Faramir's worrying about proper protocol
in addressing his King. So typical of the
Faramir we all know and love.
Umm, is it too soon to ask how soon we might see the first posting of Burden of Guilt?
| viviana chapter 3 . 3/25/2005
Wow! What a great fic! And I can't wait to start reading the sequel of Shadow and Thought so hurry up and start posting!
| Susan W chapter 3 . 3/25/2005
Beautiful! Thank you for writing this short ficlet about the healing of Faramir!
It is nice to get the thoughts and feelings of Aragorn and Faramir as they think upon the future.
Dear Fara will certainly have to learn how to deal with the much more open and less formal Aragorn! Aragorn is definitely not Denethor!
I will now go read "Facing the Darkness" again, just to tie the 2 stories together.
Looking forward to "Burden of Guilt"!
| steelelf chapter 3 . 3/25/2005
Lovely! I look forward to more fo your writing!
| AM chapter 3 . 3/25/2005
Thank you for this, will be on lookout for next part of the saga.
| Elenhin chapter 3 . 3/25/2005
If you can not guess how glad I was to see the update the worn circkle in the floor from the victory joy dace should be some clue.
Took me some time to stop celebrating and actually get down to read the storie.
I must say that I like the way you match the endings to important events. It gives it a rather nice touch, and considering how important it is I too think that they left out to much out of the movies.
The healing of Faramir is very important, for with Denethor gone there is no one else that can give back the wihte rod.
Ah, and poor Faramir, already he is doubting his worth in the eyes of the King. Afraid that he have slighted him. Somehow I do not think that Aragorn would be offended that one that was near giving up his breath does not jump out of bed to bow to him.
It would be a very mean thing to demand, and Aragorn is not mean. It is good to know that he will be taking care of our favorite Steward.
Since this was the end here I guess I shall go back to waiting for your other tale. Oh, the waiting, ah the anexity, how am I to manadge that.
Usually when I wait for an update on something so great as your tale, I drive my computer insane by checking for updates every five seconds. Since your last update I have thus worn out about five refresh buttons, and the computer have threatened to block unless I did stop.
Hah, I shall be checking for update with or without the computer. I am certain that I can coax the typewriter to conect to the internet.
Then again I would still have to wait, so that is what I shall be doing now, waiting for the update.
Untill then, Take care,
Kindest Regards, Elenhín
| Quickbeam1 chapter 3 . 3/25/2005
I've really enjoyed "First Meeting". As always, your handling of the characters was wonderful.
I liked how in the end Aragorn mused how if he had been allowed to marry, he might have had a son around Faramir's age. I also liked how Faramir instantly recognized Aragorn as the returned king. The movie really needed to have included this recognition of Aragorn's rightful claim to the throne of Gondor.
I also enjoyed how you wrote Faramir's lack of self-confidence in regard to his initial behavoir and appearance before the returned king. It plays in so well with his behavoir in your two subsequent stories, "Facing the Darkness" and "Shadow and Thought".
All of your stories blend together so smoothly. I liked your mention of Faramir's hair feeling oily. If memory serves me correct, it was Aragorn, who washed away this final remnant of the funeral pyre from Faramir's hair in "Facing the Darkness" before he talked to the young Steward about his father and brother.
A job well done, Linda! I look forward to your next story! :)
| Liregon chapter 3 . 3/25/2005
*screams* that's all? no!
why is it so short? *sobs*
sweet story overall... you brought out the emotions v. nicely!
can't wait for e next story!
| sielge chapter 3 . 3/25/2005
Beautifully done! I hope that you will come up soon with your new story "Burden of Guilt".
| Neoinean chapter 2 . 3/23/2005
I liked the struggle to bring Faramir back from the brink. Aragorn's emotions seem very real, as do Faramir's.
How far are you taking this story?