Light Passing Between

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‘There is no real going back. Though I may come to the Shire, it will not seem the same; for I shall not be the same.’ (ROTK VI.7: Homeward Bound.) When Frodo and Sam return to the Shire, nothing is the same anymore. This is a story about their difficult homecoming, the discoveries and the challenges they face, encompassing the time from November 1419 to April 1420, when Frodo moves back into Bag End. While we all know how the book ends, Frodo and Sam themselves could not anticipate that their shared time in the Shire would end at the Grey Havens, and that's the viewpoint I'm adopting here. The story consists of independent chapters written from different points of view, each focusing on a specific time and situation. Characters: Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gaffer Gamgee, Rose Cotton, Marigold Gamgee, the Cottons, Paladin Took, Robin Smallburrow, Ted Sandyman, Widow Rumble, and sundry hobbits (some OCs among them). Warning: Part 3 ("Blotmath") features adult content. * * * The title was taken from the poem "Things" by Jane Kenyon: "Things: simply lasting, then failing to last: water, a blue heron's eye, and the light passing between them: into light all things must fall, glad at last to have fallen." * * *


Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 All's Well 2,139 0 26 Jul 05
2 Roost 5,192 0 26 Jul 05
3 Blotmath – 1 8,313 0 26 Jul 05
4 Blotmath – 2 9,911 0 26 Jul 05
5 Blotmath – 3 4,997 0 26 Jul 05
6 In the Clear 4,660 0 26 Jul 05
7 Shirriff 5,222 0 26 Jul 05
8 Belowlands – 1 10,445 0 26 Jul 05
9 Belowlands – 2 9,147 0 26 Jul 05
10 Rime 7,019 0 26 Jul 05
11 Sun in the Stone – 1 9,599 0 26 Jul 05
12 Sun in the Stone – 2 8,859 0 26 Jul 05
13 The Dwindling Hour 6,801 0 26 Jul 05
14 In the Giving 7,412 0 26 Jul 05
Appx. Word Count 99,716 0  



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Story Information

Author: Cara Loup

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 07/26/05

Original Post: 07/26/05

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Frodo Baggins
Meriadoc Brandybuck
Paladin Took II
Pippin (Peregrin I) Took
Rose Cotton
Samwise Gamgee
Ted Sandyman

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