An extraordinary might-have-been, and superbly told indeed.
Life has been filled with ups and downs in the last two years, and I grieve it has taken me so very long to finish this. I so pray that you find time to continue to write such tales.
I love that Frodo's last mementos are all associated with Gandalf, and that he has charged Gimli and Legolas to befriend a support Iaurel as he will allow them to do. I love that Pippin at last married Diamond anyway, and that there was an Elanor born, even if it was in Anorien.
In one of my MHBs I have Frodo choosing to remain in Minas Tirith while the others return to the Shire, and in the end much happens as it did in the original, but I found that Elanor was no longer the delicate blond beauty Tolkien gave us, although she was still extraordinary.
Working as I do with those with disabilities, I've seen the devastation caused by so many conditions such as Parkinsons, MS, MD, Alzheimers, and so on. I can appreciate why Frodo decided that his time had come. I rejoice that he did try. He ended up knowing the blessings granted him, at least.
Thank you so for this and for your patience with those who have lagged so behind the writing.