Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Crimson Fields

Author: Amrunofthesummercountry
Nominator: PipMer
2007 Award Category: Genres: Drama: With Merry

Story Type: Story : Length: Medium Length
Rating: Mature -- Reason for Rating: Slash; Adult situations
Summary: Movie-canon. Is learning to accept one’s death considered suicide? Seperated and hopeless, Merry and Pippin ponder the productiveness of war, the woe of the aftermath, and the passion, love, and healing they find in each other.


Reviewed by: PipMer -- Score: 4

This is one of my favorite Merry/Pippin stories. The angst that each feel for the other during the battle and the aftermath is so heart-felt, especially when Pippin finds Merry. When they realize their true feelings for each other, I almost cheered! I do love a well-done story that has Merry and Pippin as more than friends. It was so well done here ... the step from friendship to more-than was very natural and believable. They find comfort in each other, and the story left me feeling very satisfied and joy-filled.

Reviewed by: trikywun -- Score: 4

I found the relationship of the characters as depicted here to be natural and easy to believe in. Normally I am more interested in Frodo and Sam stories, slash or gen, but I really thought that the author got Merry and Pippin down here. I felt that this story did a good job of explaining what is actually a very complex relationship on many levels. The descriptions were very easy to visualise and the dialogue was really well done.