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

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Rating: General

Last Updated: 11/22/05

Original Post: 05/18/05

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