Shall They Dance?

The Ties of Family

Story Summary

We've explored a great deal how Sam, Merry, and Pippin would be impacted by Frodo's decision to leave Middle Earth. But what of the others who must live on after he's gone? How would Frodo's realization that the Shire must now be seen as part of the world be made manifest? And what if there were blood heirs--almost--for Frodo?

Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Updated
1 Seeing Love 1,806 18 May 05
2 First Summer in Bag End 2,910 18 May 05
3 The Story Tellers 3,665 20 May 05
4 Dudo 4,517 20 May 05
5 Unrequited Love 1,735 22 May 05
6 Family Head 8,401 22 May 05
7 Brandybuck Lawyer 2,706 23 May 05
8 Spring Leads to Summer 5,497 24 May 05
9 Relief and Grief 3,934 26 May 05
10 Fostering 6,252 26 May 05
11 Settling Affairs 3,536 08 Jun 05
12 Final Business 2,889 08 Jun 05
13 Independent Guardian 2,792 08 Jun 05
14 Summer's Progress 4,871 08 Jun 05
15 Tales for Bairns 6,428 09 Jun 05
16 The King's Sculptor 4,275 09 Jun 05
17 Visits with Tooks and Brandybucks 6,869 09 Jun 05
18 Journey South 4,217 09 Jun 05
19 King and Sculptor 4,713 09 Jun 05
20 Morning Encounters 3,176 09 Jun 05
21 Memorials 3,911 10 Jun 05
22 Impressions 2,598 11 Jun 05
23 Taking Leave 3,505 11 Jun 05
24 Interlude 272 11 Jun 05
25 Into the Westfarthing 4,605 12 Jun 05
26 Weighted Dice 4,650 13 Jun 05
27 Guardianship 4,725 15 Jun 05
28 The King's Arrival 6,951 15 Jun 05
29 A Tale of Waking 3,469 16 Jun 05
30 A Trial in Bree 8,620 16 Jun 05
31 The King's Judgments 3,199 17 Jun 05
32 The King's Justice 1,754 18 Jun 05
33 The Archer 6,165 20 Jun 05
34 Inquiry 4,216 20 Jun 05
35 Extraction 1,684 21 Jun 05
36 Bound in Love 6,940 25 Jun 05
37 Rejoicing and speculation 3,201 25 Jun 05
38 Return Road 3,531 28 Jun 05
39 Warning Given 8,125 29 Jun 05
40 Signs of Love 825 28 Jun 05
41 Spring in Angmar 2,284 29 Jun 05
42 Grace Expressed 3,803 31 Jul 05
Appx. Word Count 174,222  

Challenge Entries by Larner

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Challenge Type Title Entered
January 2010 Treasure Hunt Closed Transformation February 06, 2010
Tiny AU Challenge Oliphaunt A Treasure Retrieved December 02, 2008
April 2008 Birthday Cards Closed Larner's 2008 Birthday Cards June 06, 2008
X takes the Ring - AU challenge Closed Betrayal Most Unexpected March 25, 2008
August 2007 Birthdays Closed Sometimes Wonder is Built, Brick by Brick August 26, 2007
Seven Deadly Sins Challenge Nuzgûl The Coin's Other Face July 01, 2007
Seven Deadly Sins Challenge Nuzgûl He who Would Have All June 28, 2007
May 2007 Birthdays Closed Raiding May 19, 2007
April 2007 Birthdays Closed Adolescence April 11, 2007
A Short AU Challenge Oliphaunt An Enemy Made April 11, 2007
Beauty Lies in the Eye of the Beholder Nuzgûl Light Thought Lost September 26, 2006
A Tale within a Tale Closed Of Courtship Rituals and Wizards August 28, 2006
A Tale within a Tale Closed Thinning August 18, 2006
Religion in Middle-earth Closed Lesser Ring November 22, 2005
Inspired? Closed Gifts and the Benefits of Scholarship September 29, 2005
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil Closed Light on the Way September 19, 2005
Shall They Dance? Closed The Ties of Family September 14, 2005
The Blind, the Deaf, the Crippled Closed King's Commission, The March 18, 2005
Three Colours Trilogy challenge Closed Colors of Passing, The December 07, 2004

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Story Information

Author: Larner

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Rating: General

Last Updated: 11/22/05

Original Post: 05/18/05

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