Author: Anso the Hobbit
2005 Award Category: Races/Places: Hobbits: Pre-War of the Ring
Story Type: Story ✧ Length: Short Story
Rating: G ✧ Reason for Rating: n/a
Summary: Preparing for bed on the night of the big birthday party, Merry discovers the gift that Bilbo has left for him.
Reviewed by: Dreamflower ✧ Score: 2
In all the hustle and bustle of making his escape from the Shire, Bilbo did not forget his young cousin Merry. Merry's delight at his special gift, and his love for Bilbo are shown very clearly in this sweet little vignette.
Reviewed by: Lindelea ✧ Score: 2
I remember when we were both writing on this "Shirebunny" at the same time! What a lovely story, and perfectly in character. Anso loves Merry, and it shows so well in her writing.
Reviewed by: SlightlyTookish ✧ Score: 2
I love how carefully chosen Merry's gift from Bilbo is, and how much Merry appreciates it, knowing that he's not likely to see Bilbo again. Merry's memories of Bilbo at the end of the story is a nice touch.
Reviewed by: Marigold ✧ Score: 1
A very nice story, and I loved Merry's pleasure and gratitude for his gift!