Ah, wat a lovely story! And a great reason to produce a second offspring. This is very romantic, and very well written. :)
Author's Response: Thank you - I'm so glad that you find it romantic, and this second offspring will begin to have her own place in the story when I post the next 'episode'.
um.. sorry voirrey, thought I had reviewed this??
It's always lovely to read a new Tindome story - she has a way of just growing on you and being a wonderful combination of utterly practical and down to earth and very womanly in all its best ways. I love the references to human/elvish biology- of course that's exactly how it must be (I often think that when I am reading a dawn fic) and you always write wonderfully romantic eroticism.
I think my favourtie bit is the realisation of the little girl as her future daughter and naming her, but also the relationship she has with Rumil is mature and trusting and eveything it should be between couples. And I like hte references you always make to previous work so that little mention of the winter elfling was perfect.
But you made me cry too over Eowyn.
Author's Response: Thank you Ziggy. I am so glad that you like her so much - I am rather fond of her myself! I enjoyed the background workings, trying to figure out just how Elven fertility would work - I'm really pleased that it seems right to you. And Rumil is just right for her - she needs someone solid and well grounded - but no push-over, certainly no push-over! I'm sorry to make you cry - and yet it is part of the whole - the mortals dying and the immortals... remembering.
Awwww, wonderful! :)
I like how you describe "reproductive cycle" of the elves - it's interesting and plausible.
And there is one special sentence that really touched me. It was, Tindómë thought, part of the role of the immortal; to remember. Beautifully said.
Author's Response: Thank you. I'm so pleased that that sentence touched you - that sort of comment makes writing things worthwhile!