2006 Award Category: Races: Hobbits: Merry & Pippin - Second Place
Story Type: Other Fiction ✧ Length: Short Story
Rating: G ✧ Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Merry and Pippin settle into their new home after the Quest.
Reviewed by: Marta ✧ Score: 4
Maybe, as a bachelor settling into my first place away from home, I have a special affinity for what Merry and Pippin are experiencing here. But it certainly did resonate! What you describe feels so perfectly natural. It's lovely to imagine Merry and Pippin enjoying these simple pleasures. Still yearning for adventure a bit, perhaps, but for the moment definitely at peace.
Reviewed by: Bodkin ✧ Score: 4
Merry is a proper dandy - I can just see him poring over those two weskits and trying to decide which one to wear. And being glad to stay at Crickhollow - once he had Pippin convince him that there would be food enough for hobbit tummies. They would relish being on their own - once they had convinced Merry's mum that they were all right. It sounds a perfect and most comfortable evening.
Reviewed by: Súlriel ✧ Score: 3
A very lovely view of the guys settling into their own place. I like the contrasts of the journey and being home again - how different it is than it was before. I like seeing them 'all grown up', but still themselves.
Reviewed by: Larner ✧ Score: 3
Another moment of lovely fluff as Pippin and Merry finally feel settled into the house at Crickhollow, and Merry finds ease with a rest and song. Perhaps a bit too close to the anniversary of the day death claimed Theoden son of Thengel....
Reviewed by: Marigold ✧ Score: 3
A very comfortable image of the two settling into Crickhollow, with good food, music, some quiet talk, and of course each other. Loved that Pippin called that particular cat Haldir!
Reviewed by: Imhiriel ✧ Score: 2
Packed with many little details, from sad to interesting to outright funny. Lovely little song at the end.
Reviewed by: Pearl Took ✧ Score: 2
This is a wonderful, gentle tale about two friends settling into their new home. I love that it is such a calm story.
Reviewed by: Llinos ✧ Score: 1
A nice glimpse of Merry and Pippin as they settle into their bachelor life.