The Ties of Family

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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 Com. Updated
1 Seeing Love 1,806 0 14 Nov 14
2 First Summer in Bag End 2,910 0 14 Nov 14
3 The Story Tellers 3,665 0 14 Nov 14
4 Dudo 4,517 0 14 Nov 14
5 Unrequited Love 1,735 0 14 Nov 14
6 Family Head 8,401 0 14 Nov 14
7 Brandybuck Lawyer 2,706 0 14 Nov 14
8 Spring Leads to Summer 5,497 0 14 Nov 14
9 Relief and Grief 3,934 0 14 Nov 14
10 Fostering 6,252 0 14 Nov 14
11 Settling Affairs 3,536 0 14 Nov 14
12 Final Business 2,889 0 14 Nov 14
13 Independent Guardian 2,792 0 14 Nov 14
14 Summer's Progress 4,871 0 14 Nov 14
15 Tales for Bairns 6,428 0 14 Nov 14
16 The King's Sculptor 4,275 0 14 Nov 14
17 Visits with Tooks and Brandybucks 6,869 0 14 Nov 14
18 Journey South 4,217 0 14 Nov 14
19 King and Sculptor 4,713 0 14 Nov 14
20 Morning Encounters 3,176 0 14 Nov 14
21 Memorials 3,911 0 14 Nov 14
22 Impressions 2,598 0 14 Nov 14
23 Taking Leave 3,505 0 14 Nov 14
24 Interlude 272 0 14 Nov 14
25 Into the Westfarthing 4,605 0 14 Nov 14
26 Weighted Dice 4,650 0 14 Nov 14
27 Guardianship 4,725 0 14 Nov 14
28 The King's Arrival 6,951 0 14 Nov 14
29 A Tale of Waking 3,469 0 14 Nov 14
30 A Trial in Bree 8,620 0 14 Nov 14
31 The King's Judgments 3,199 0 14 Nov 14
32 The King's Justice 1,754 0 14 Nov 14
33 The Archer 6,165 0 14 Nov 14
34 Inquiry 4,216 0 14 Nov 14
35 Extraction 1,684 0 14 Nov 14
36 Bound in Love 6,940 0 14 Nov 14
37 Rejoicing and speculation 3,201 0 14 Nov 14
38 Return Road 3,531 0 14 Nov 14
39 Warning Given 8,125 0 14 Nov 14
40 Signs of Love 825 0 14 Nov 14
41 Spring in Angmar 2,284 0 14 Nov 14
42 Grace Expressed 3,803 0 31 Jul 05
Appx. Word Count 174,222 0  
 

 

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The Ties of Family

Kateydidnt - 24 Oct 08 - 1:01 AM

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Excellent story! I'm not sure how I missed this one previously, but I somehow did. 

Just one question--I remember in one of your stories (I think it was An Acceptable Sacrifice) it is mentioned that while Sam was Frodo's personal heir, Fosco was the heir to his titles and honors--which not only included Baggins Family Head, but also the lands granted Frodo for maintenance in Gondor and Arnor. Is there any story where Fosco realizes he has this inheritance or visits those lands?

The Ties of Family

Larner - 26 Oct 08 - 2:17 AM

General Comment

Thanks so, Kateydidn't.  It's always satisfying when folks read older tales.

I've not written a tale yet in which Fosco visits the lands given to Frodo, although there will be some more touching on the subject later in "The Tenant from Staddle."  He realizes he's the Baggins in several stories, starting with "Stricken from the Book," which is in the Moments in Time Collection on most of the archives and is posted singly here on HASA; and I have Frodo talking to him about being Lord Baggins in "Go Out in Joy," which, however, is AU.  Gads--I'll have to read it again to see if I do!  He does go to Gondor in "The Ties of Family," as you just read, of course; it is likely he might have visited some of the lands there during that trip.

Anyway, thank you again!


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Story Information

Author: Larner

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 11/22/05

Original Post: 05/18/05

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