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Story 1 in the Rivendell Sequence of the Two Trees series.

Revisions: 03/15/03 - Many small technical changes in all chapters. Small change to a single conversation in Chapter 6. Significant changes to Chs. 2, 3, and 7, including whole new scene (with Glorfindel!) in Ch. 7.

AU retelling of LoTR. Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin are at the Inn of the Prancing Pony, and run into someone. They then begin their journey to Rivendell with Aragorn. Brief cameo by Glorfindel. No sex, some violence, much suspense. Has OFC.



Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Questions at The Prancing Pony 2,504 0 23 Mar 03
2 Meeting by the Marshes 5,107 0 23 Mar 03
3 Argument in the Weather Hills 2,745 0 19 Mar 03
4 Fire at Amon Sûl 2,675 0 19 Mar 03
5 Crossing the Last Bridge 2,905 0 19 Mar 03
6 Verses in the Trollshaws 2,936 0 23 Mar 03
7 Flood at Bruinen 3,256 0 23 Mar 03
8 Author Notes 904 0 19 Mar 03
Appx. Word Count 23,032 0  



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illereyn - 17 May 08 - 9:01 PM

General Comment

Hey Anglachel!
I really enjoyed this story, and the relationship between the hobbits and Strider, which is a lot more distrustful than I imagined.  But now that I think on it, it does make sense, and is canonical too.  It sets up a wonderful chance to watch their relationship grow and change!  I also really like how each of them have a distinctive viewpoint and speaking habits.
I had a few laughs over Laure and how she really puts Strider in his place, though her friendliness and lack of patronisation (is that a word?) to hobbits and the hobbits' friendliness towards her puzzled me at first.  But then, I guess if you're in an already strange country, you'd be more willing to accept that child-sized beings are legitimate and independent adults, and the hobbits in their turn sense that.  Not to mention that Laure can sense trust and latent chilvarism of the hobbits that would keep them from harming her, and decides to trust them in turn.
The only thing that continues to puzzle me, though, is that: if Strider's guess is true, then how did Laure get so well trained in arms without unfriendly eyes noticing and guessing that she's of the Faithful?  Especially in the patriarchal world of Middle-earth?
I really look forward to reading more and learning the answers!

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Story Information

Author: Anglachel

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Action

Rating: General

Last Updated: 07/03/09

Original Post: 01/27/03

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Aragorn II
Frodo Baggins
Meriadoc Brandybuck
Original Character(s)
Pippin (Peregrin I) Took
Samwise Gamgee

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